The building height and double helix interior were designed to maximize space, providing 16,500 square meters of exhibition space on a footprint of just 4,800 square meters. The museum contains more than 160 vehicles, some dating back to the very earliest days of the motor engine.
The Mercedes-Benz Museum is an automotive museum housed in Stuttgart, Germany.
Stuttgart is home to the Mercedes-Benz brand and the international headquarters of Daimler AG.
The building, which stands directly outside the main gate of the Daimler factory in Stuttgart-Unterturkheim, was designed by UN Studio.
It is based on a unique cloverleaf concept using three overlapping circles with the centre removed to form a triangular atrium.
The museum was completed and opened in 2006.