The Mercedes-Benz Museum was designed by the Dutch architects, UNStudio, which is headed up by Ben van Berkel and Caroline Bos. The project was completed in 2006.
The Museum synthesizes geometry into the structural and programmatic organizations of space resulting in a new landmark building that celebrates a legendary car. The geometric model employed is based on the trefoil organization. The building’s program is distributed over the surfaces which ascend incrementally from ground level, spiraling around a central atrium.
The Museum experience begins with visitors traveling up through the atrium to the top floor from where they follow the two main paths that unfold chronologically as they descend through the building. The two main trajectories, one being the car and truck collection and the other consisting of historical displays called the Legend rooms, spiral downwards on the perimeter of the display platforms, intersecting with each other at several points allowing the visitor to change routes.