Gallery: BMW Welt: Solar-powered Masterpiece in Munich

 

An elegance of dynamics drives the design of the new BMW Welt – a stunning solar-powered shrine to German auto engineering. Crafted by world renowned architect Wolf Prix of COOP HIMMELB(L)AU, this sculptural, high-performance structure opened in October to serve as BMW’s center for refinement of brand experience and vehicle delivery in Munich.

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  1. Rupert February 27, 2008 at 12:35 pm

    hehe PS. I’m told not to use the word ‘landscaping’ infruiates landscape architects apparently!

  2. Rupert February 27, 2008 at 12:32 pm

    I stumbled upon this building when visiting the Munich Olympics park which is just next door to it. Its the first thing you see as you come out of the S-Bahn stop (Underground/Metro/Subway/Train link whatever you Americans call it! :) (I’m a ‘Brit’)) Its very impressive, they were landscaping still when i was there at the end of September (We were promtly hurried along by a big German when i stopped to take photos!)

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olympiapark,_Munich

    I hope that we can do a similarly good job for 2012…

  3. John Strozycki January 16, 2008 at 2:05 am

    This is an exceptional piece of engineering as well as a stunning sight to behold just from looking at the photo’s. The people who strove to have this built and implemented should be highly commended on their guts and determination to bring functionality, breathtaking design and an environmental green approach to buildings.

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  5. JS November 19, 2007 at 2:41 pm

    really cool but just one small point. photovoltaics are not a reduction…they are a replacement.

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  7. Michael Mckenzie November 15, 2007 at 12:16 pm

    Architecture as it was intended…a beautiful, functional, efficient people pleaser. Wow!

  8. Solar Coupons November 14, 2007 at 2:43 pm

    Ohh man them are some really cool photo’s! Germany is starting to take the lead in solar engineering and design we need to catch up.

  9. Mahesh Basantani November 14, 2007 at 1:50 pm

    This is truly awesome!

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