karatzas highlights the architecture of delugan meissl's porsche museum
 
karatzas highlights the architecture of delugan meissl's porsche museum
sep 10, 2014

karatzas highlights the architecture of delugan meissl's porsche museum

karatzas highlights the architecture of delugan meissl’s porsche museum
photo © pygmalion karatzas
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the first porsche museum opened in 1976 in a side road near the factory. it was a small structure capable of holding 20 exhibits in rotation. the company built it to showcase their stock of 300 restored cars, many of which in pristine condition and still in full driving order. beginning in 2003, austrian-based architects delugan meissl planned for a new museum in the northern district of zuffenhausen, stuttgart, next to the main headquarters. construction took place over the course of three years with an official opening ceremony in 2009, resulting in a total cost of 100 million euros. inside, the HG merz-designed display area covers 5,600 m², featuring 80 exhibits with a variety of rare cars and historical models. in respect to the facility, pygmalion karatzas has captured iconic and representative points of view that portray an overall impression with a post-processing treatment that enhances the viewing experience and gives a uniqueness to the institution.

pygmalion karatzas delugan meissl porsche museum architecture photography stuttgart germany
view of the structures back entrance as its facets extend towards the surrounding context
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porsche idea, product history, and thematic islands are the three core elements of the museum concept. ‘porsche idea’ focuses on specific, trailblazing technical solutions for interesting challenges from all areas of mobility. ‘product history’ is a chronologically arranged presentation of the brand’s renowned machines from its beginnings in 1948 to the latest versions. lastly, ‘thematic islands’ refers to the significant events that have occurred throughout the company’s lifetime.

pygmalion karatzas delugan meissl porsche museum architecture photography stuttgart germany
looking across the street towards the entrance with its reflective canopy
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the central draft approach was the translation of the versatile and vivid brand into the language of the architecture. in doing so, the facility features specific conditions which porsche conveys, both volumetrically and sensually to visitors. drive and speed, statics and logjams can be experienced both in its configuration as well as through the spatial medium. according to delugan meissl, ‘the museum’s conceptual design demonstrates our perception of buildings as interactive organisms, as communicating part of a whole. the consistent interaction between the building and its environment is conceived as a quality, as is a functional and practical utilizable space. the specific characteristics of the spatially definable environment are conceived as a landscape or urban landscape, its interpretation as the corporate approach. the porsche museum is designed as a dynamically formed, monolithic structure, seemingly detached from the entry level’s folded topography. its reflective soffit absorbs the architectural landscape below and atmospherically increases the space between base and exhibition area.’

pygmalion karatzas delugan meissl porsche museum architecture photography stuttgart germany
a continuous grid flows throughout the surfaces of the polygonal geometry
photo © pygmalion karatzas

pygmalion karatzas delugan meissl porsche museum architecture photography stuttgart germany
underneath the entrance
photo © pygmalion karatzas

pygmalion karatzas delugan meissl porsche museum architecture photography stuttgart germany
looking up at the gallery
photo © pygmalion karatzas

pygmalion karatzas delugan meissl porsche museum architecture photography stuttgart germany
inside the product history section
photo © pygmalion karatzas 

pygmalion karatzas delugan meissl porsche museum architecture photography stuttgart germany
the interior exhibits a color palette of white and black
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pygmalion karatzas delugan meissl porsche museum architecture photography stuttgart germany
the surface language of the architecture compliments the shapes of the automobiles
photo © pygmalion karatzas

pygmalion karatzas delugan meissl porsche museum architecture photography stuttgart germany
interior of the gallery
photo © pygmalion karatzas 

pygmalion karatzas delugan meissl porsche museum architecture photography stuttgart germany
closeup of a display
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pygmalion karatzas delugan meissl porsche museum architecture photography stuttgart germany
view down the staircase
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  • A Interessant view from this building at stairway, is the opposite view, looking from the first floor to the top. The architect has eliminated the perspective efect and lines seems to be straight. Very clever…

    Daniel

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