BMW Welt, München
Edition Axel Menges, Stuttgart/London 2009
Editor: Axel Menges
Essay: Frank R. Werner
This new building completes the spectacular trio of architectural image cultivations of German car manufacturers, the Mercedes Benz and the Porsche Museum in Stuttgart.
A series of excellent interior and exteriors photographs provides a record of this demonstration project by BMW. The urban-sculptural and internal spatial qualities of the new BMW Welt are also analyzed thoroughly, and dealt with in detail in the contexts of Coop Himmelb(l)au’s older and new work. (Excerpt Axel Menges)