Porsche Museum
"The new Porsche museum represents our 
conception of architecture which is constantly 
moving in the field of interaction between 
buildings and their users." 
Roman Delugan 

The edifice by Vienna’s Delugan Meissl Associated Architects is an eyecatcher. The fascinating impact of the monolithic, virtually floating exhibition hall can be felt. This bold and dynamic architecture reflects the company’s philosophy. It is designed to convey a sense of arrival and approachability, and to guide the visitors smoothly from the basement level into the superstructure - this is how the architects express their dedication.
In their design, the architects at Delugan Meissl set out to create a place of sensuous experience that reflects the authenticity of Porsche products and services as well as the company’s character, while also reshaping Porscheplatz with an unmistakable appearance. In July of 2004 the decision was reached to launch the most spectacular building project in the history of Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG. A total of 170 architectural firms from all over Europe had originally vied for the job to build the new museum. Ten of these firms were ultimately invited to formally bid on the job, and the Viennese firm of Delugan Meissl Associated Architects won the bid in February 2005. Actual construction began in October of that year.
At the turn of the year 2006/07, the so-called basement and the core of the building were completed. By that point in time, about 21,000 cubic meters of concrete had been used for the underground garage, ground floor, second floor, and central support beams. The steel structure supporting the exhibition space, which spans 5,600 square meters, was successfully completed in the fall of 2007. The installation of building systems and the interior work began during the same season.
On December 2008, finally, the Museum was handed over to Porsche exactly on time. The opening of the Porsche Museum took place on Saturday 31 January 2009.The edifice by Vienna’s Delugan Meissl Associated Architects is an eyecatcher. The fascinating impact of the monolithic, virtually floating exhibition hall can be felt. This bold and dynamic architecture reflects the company’s philosophy. It is designed to convey a sense of arrival and approachability, and to guide the visitors smoothly from the basement level into the superstructure - this is how the architects express their dedication.
In their design, the architects at Delugan Meissl set out to create a place of sensuous experience that reflects the authenticity of Porsche products and services as well as the company’s character, while also reshaping Porscheplatz with an unmistakable appearance. In July of 2004 the decision was reached to launch the most spectacular building project in the history of Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG. A total of 170 architectural firms from all over Europe had originally vied for the job to build the new museum. Ten of these firms were ultimately invited to formally bid on the job, and the Viennese firm of Delugan Meissl Associated Architects won the bid in February 2005. Actual construction began in October of that year.
At the turn of the year 2006/07, the so-called basement and the core of the building were completed. By that point in time, about 21,000 cubic meters of concrete had been used for the underground garage, ground floor, second floor, and central support beams. The steel structure supporting the exhibition space, which spans 5,600 square meters, was successfully completed in the fall of 2007. The installation of building systems and the interior work began during the same season.
On December 2008, finally, the Museum was handed over to Porsche exactly on time. The opening of the Porsche Museum took place on Saturday 31 January 2009.

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