Origins & architecture

Construction of the Museum

In July 2004, the decision was reached to launch the most spectacular building project in the history of Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG. The Viennese architects office Delugan Meissl Associated Architects were chosen from over 170 entries from all over Europe in the competition that was held to find a design for the museum. Actual construction began in October 2005.

At the turn of the year 2006/07, the so-called basement and the core of the building were completed. By that point in time, about 21,000 cubic meters of concrete had been used for the underground garage, ground floor, second floor, and central support beams. The steel structure supporting the exhibition space, which spans 5,600 square meters, was successfully completed in the fall of 2007. The installation of building systems and the interior work began during the same season.

On December 2008, finally, the Museum was handed over to Porsche exactly on time. The opening of the Porsche Museum took place on Saturday 31 January 2009.

The architectural experience

The building designed by Delugan Meissl is a bold statement. Supported on just three V-shaped columns, the museum’s dominant main structure seems to float above the ground like a monolith.

This bold and dynamic architecture reflects the company’s philosophy. It is designed to convey a sense of reception and approachability in order to welcome visitors in a friendly manner.

The building visibly translates the dynamic nature of the Porsche brand into architecture. From every angle, the shapes of the monolith and base building look different thanks to their polygonal, avant garde forms and the variation in the structures and windows. The glazed main façade of the 23 metre high museum adorned with the Porsche logo faces north, greeting those heading into the city centre by car. The architect has succeeded in creating an eye-catching complex that nevertheless blends well into its overall setting.

"The Porsche Museum creates a space that gives architectural expression to the company’s confident outlook and discerning standards, while also capturing Porsche’s dynamism. Knowledge, credibility and determination are as fundamental to the philosophy as courage, excitement, power and independence. Every idea is treated as an opportunity actively to tackle fresh challenges and probe the limits, yet still remain true to yourself. This museum endeavours to reflect all that," declares architect Delugan Meissl in his dedication.


Visitor information

The opening hours remain unchanged – Tuesdays to Sundays from 9 to 18.

Address
Porscheplatz 1
70435 Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen

Contact

+49 (0)800 - 356 0911

info.museum@porsche.de


Factory tours

Factory tours cannot be offered before September 2020. We kindly ask for your understanding.

Contact

National calls +49 (0)800 - 356 0911
International calls 0049 (0) 711 - 911 20911

factorytours@porsche.de


Events

Upcoming events


News

The restart of the museum operations are in line with the requirements of the Federal Government and the State of Baden-Württemberg for protection against infection with the coronavirus. This includes, for example, a new guidance system in the entire building to ensure a minimum distance of 1.50 m between visitors. We kindly ask for your understanding that for your protection and that of our employees, we will limit the access by having 250 visitors in the museum at the same time.

We also provide face masks and disinfectants during your visit at the Porsche museum. In order to ensure that everything runs smoothly on site and that the specifications are respected, we would ask you to follow the illustrated instructions both in front of as well as in the Porsche Museum.