Archive 2019

Engineering made in Stuttgart: The Mercedes-Benz Museum

The Mercedes-Benz Museum is probably Stuttgart’s most striking landmark. It represents the innovative power of one of the world’s leading automobile manufacturers.
In 2001, Werner Sobek together with the architectural consultancy UN Studio won the competition for the design and engineering of the museum. After a planning and construction period of five years, the museum opened in time for the 2006 World Cup held in Germany. As of today, it is one of Germany’s most visited museum buildings.

Prof. Thomas Winterstetter explains the special features and challenges in the planning of this unique building. He is general manager of Werner Sobek and at the time was in charge of the structural engineering of the museum.

Many thanks to the staff of the Mercedes-Benz Museum for their support during the shooting.

Watch the video on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sj-Cy3DdKfo