Designed by Vienna studio Delugan Meissl, the new Porsche Museum is located in Zuffenhausen, a suburb of Stuttgart and the home to Porsche for 50 years. The monolithic building which houses a virtually floating exhibition hall will showcase 80 cars (polished and retooled) and associated exhibits on display at any one time. Included among the first exhibits are an original ‘11’ model, a 356 Cabriolet and the first prototype of the 924.
All in all, the Museum has 5,600 square metres of exhibition space—featuring museum workshops, a shop, the Porsche archive, a restaurant, a bistro/coffee shop and an event area. The restaurant, called the Cigar Lounge, on the second floor, has a view through the glass façade onto the Porscheplatz, and onto the exhibit area too. The lounge (which has different opening hours to that of the museum) can be accessed via a separate entrance. The new museum has a range of catering facilities and additional capacity for conferences, company and private events.
The new Porsche Museum will open from 9am to 6pm every day except Monday. Admission costs 8 Euros, with kids under 14 getting free admission if accompanied by an adult. The place will open to the public on January 31, 2009.