Coop Himmelblau – BMW Welt

BMW Welt (English – BMW World) is a multi-functional customer experience and exhibition facility of the BMW AG, located in Munich, Germany.

In 2001 an international architectural design competition was sponsored by BMW AG. The contract was awarded to COOP HIMMELB(L)AU and the facility was constructed from August 2003 through summer 2007.

It was designed with an 800 kW solar plant on its roof. A natural air supply is generated by thermal currents, wind pressure and turbulences when air accumulates in the area of the facade and roof projection.

For the fact that it’s a customer service building it really invites it’s customers in. The uniqueness of the building alone would make me want to go in even if I don’t own a BMW.

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