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BMW Welt

Coop Himmelb(l)au

The complex architecture of the BMW Welt building in Munich, Germany designed by Coop Himmelb(l)au (2001-2007) is a company statement in itself. The embodiment of urban modernity, it also meets a range of functional requirements. There is a customer reception area and lounge, fully equipped event and exhibition spaces and an independent auditorium. Flowing, flexible spaces are the hallmark of the interior of this latest addition to the Olympic Park area, a district already characterised by other BMW buildings: the factory, the Four-Cylinder Tower headquarters and the shiny metal-clad semi-sphere that is the museum. All are in direct visual and physical proximity to the new construction.
Given its urban setting, the new complex is much more than a customer reception and vehicle consignment venue. It proudly flags its complexity, a hybrid of many traits completing a quarter in the...

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