The Porsche Pavilion is the newest addition to the Autostadt in Wolfsburg, Germany, which has been designed to acknowledge the relationship between Porsche and the Volkswagen Group.
The Volkswagen Group bought out the remaining 50.1% of Porsche last month, adding to its list which includes luxury brands like Bentley, Bugatti and Lamborghini.
Designed by German architecture firm HENN Architekten, the design successfully incorperates smoothly curved lines to pay a compliment to the Porsche image. With a roof that extends 25 metres over the lagoon, the design infuses the building and its surroundings perfectly. The envelope also creates an external space, offering sheltered seating for visitors and guests.
Due to the reflective matte-finish surfaces, the look of the building changes with the weather and lighting. This, combined with the smooth lines used in the design, gives a wonderfully organic feel to the building whilst maintaining a contemporary aesthetic.
Inside the pavilion 25 great Porsche cars are showcased for visitors to see, including the 1948 Porsche 356. Students can restore an old Super 208 tractor, and kids can drive miniature electric cars.
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