Porsche building matches beauty of its cars
HENN architects design streamlined pavilion for new Porsche visitor centre in Wolfsburg
German architects HENN rose to the challenge of designing this new Porsche visitor centre in Wolfsburg, creating a streamlined pavilion with a curled-over steel roof at the Autostadt theme park in Wolfsburg. The structure is dedicated to the presentation of Porsche's cars and its curving lines and bends make for a reduced yet dynamic sculpture, characteristic of the automotive company's own iconic designs.
Similar to the monocoque construction technology used in the automotive and aerospace industries, the building envelope forms a spatial enclosure while at the same time acting as load-bearing structure. A total of 620 sheets of stainless steel cladding with welded ribs were prefabricated in a ship-yard and assembled on site.