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So, this place just opened this week in Stuttgart.

Chronology of the New Porsche Museum

30 July 2004 The Board of Management of Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG announces the decision to build the new Porsche Museum at Porscheplatz in Zuffenhausen.

October 2004 The final competition for the new Museum is held among ten renowned architects’ offices from Germany, Austria and Switzerland. In all, 170 European architects’ offices had applied for the project.

31 January 2005 The jury under the guidance of architect Professor Fritz Auer (Stuttgart/Munich) awards the first prize to the Viennese architects’ office Delugan Meissel for their draft of the Museum Building.

4 February 2005 The Vienna architects’ office Delugan Meissl receives the assignment from Porsche’s Board of Management to build the new Museum.

17 October 2005 Installation of an unconventional building placard marks the official starting point for the construction of the new Museum.

21 September 2006 The new Museum slowly takes shape, work on the first upper level and the three concrete cores ultimately supporting the dynamically shaped exhibition body proceeding in construction at a fast and dynamic pace. By this time some 21,000 cubic metres of concrete and 4,000 tonnes of reinforcement steel had already been used.

February 2007 Completion of the basic building structure. This marks the end of an important construction phase, with the underground garage, the ground floor, the first upper floor and the so-called cores (reinforced concrete carriers) all in place.

13 November 2007 The steel structure forming the 5,600 square metre (60,250 square feet) Exhibition Area is successfully lowered on to three reinforced concrete cores, construction of the actual exhibition surfaces starting immediately thereafter. These include the ceilings made of reinforced concrete as well as extra-large ramps and stairwells.

January 2008 Work starts on the exterior of the Museum facade, with the rhomboid structure being fitted in place.

October 2008 The displays and small exhibits are positioned on the Exhibition Level.

3 November 2008 The first twelve exhibition cars are moved to the second upper level of the new Museum. These first exhibits include a 356 Cabriolet, an original first-generation 911, and the first prototype of the Porsche 924.

5 November 2008 The Porsche brand name highlighting the Porsche Museum is fitted in position on the glass facade.

8 December 2008 The Museum is officially handed over to the building principal.

28 January 2009 Official opening of the Museum attended by Dr. Wolfgang Porsche, the Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, and his family, Dr. Wendelin Wiedeking, the Chairman of the Board of Management and Chief Executive Officer of Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, Günther Oettinger, the Prime Minister of Baden-Württemberg, and Dr. Wolfgang Schuster, the Lord Mayor of Stuttgart.

31 January 2009 The Museum is opened for visitors.

A Sneak Peak Inside Porsche's New ?100 million Museum - worldcarfans



























:werd: ... serious car porn right there....

re: get_nick .. *cough*ek9*cough*
seriously if i got to wander through there for a few hours, walked out side and was killed by a meteor strike, i would die a happy man

that place is now #1 on my "must see before i die" list
The purple boxster kinda ruins the one pic, but that place is awesome. theres also an open track near the stuttgart porsche factory. My german teacher accidentally drove on it.

On a side note, what the hell is going on?
what purple boxster.. i dont even see one in any color

5th pic from the bottom. Its on the upper left hand side

Am I the only one interested in the design in the building as well? If that building wasnt a museum, I would live there. no doubt.
I saw this in one of the Porsche-club magazines that floats around our dealership. Pretty fucking neat. Word has it that there is somewhere in the museum - a full 962 race car hanging UPSIDE DOWN from the ceiling.
I saw this in one of the Porsche-club magazines that floats around our dealership. Pretty fucking neat. Word has it that there is somewhere in the museum - a full 962 race car hanging UPSIDE DOWN from the ceiling.
you can see it in the 19th pic down