Porsche Museum

The “airplane” is a three-dimensional steel structure

Project
New construction of a museum for automobiles of Porsche AG, Stuttgart

Owner
Dr.-Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG
70435 Stuttgart, Germany

Project description

The “airplane” is a three-dimensional steel structure, which distributes its loads to the foundation across three concrete cores. Construction elements are solid wall and truss girders. The “airplane floor” and “airplane roof” distribute their loads to the surrounding airplane-high truss girder. The airplane floor thus spans freely between the edge girders, the roof generally spans freely across both sides of the building. Spans and cantilevers measure up to 60 m.

Technical specifications

Upper edge of roof 32.20 m
Length of the polygon-shaped trusses up to 50 m
Span of the main trusses up to 120 m

Steel structure approx. 3,560 t

Architects

DELUGAN MEISSL
ASSOCIATED ARCHITECTS
1040 Vienna, Austria

Wenzel + Wenzel Freie Architekten Dipl.-Ing.
70188 Stuttgart, Germany

General contractor

ARGE Stahlbau Porschemuseum (Consortium)
consisting of the companies:
– Donges Stahlbau GmbH, Darmstadt, Germany
– stahl+verbundbau gmbh, Dreieich, Germany
– Claus Queck GmbH, Düren, Germany
– Friedrich Bühler GmbH und Co. KG, Altensteig, Germany

Service

Execution planning, delivery and assembly of the steel structure, corrosion protection, roof trapezoidal sheets, cassette wall sheets, cassette construction for the “airplane floor”, reinforced concrete composite ceilings, and fire protection coating.

Construction period

Construction period 2007 / 2008

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