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Mercedes-Benz Museum (eng.)

Mercedes-Benz Museum, Stuttgart, Germany - The execution of this very impressive project required unique engineering and assembly implementation on the construction site.
Mercedes-Benz Museum, Stuttgart, Germany - On the basis of mock-up pours, the feasibility of the planning procedures could be checked as well as determining the realization of possible concrete surfaces.
Mercedes-Benz Museum, Stuttgart, Germany - Due to the special characteristics of the required component shapes, the numerous twisted surfaces were realized with 3D formwork units assembled at PERI´s assembly facilities.
Mercedes-Benz Museum, Stuttgart, Germany - Implementation of the 3D grid model on the construction site with clearly defined tie positions and formwork panel joints.
Mercedes-Benz Museum, Stuttgart, Germany - The large quantities of formwork materials and the short construction schedule required a very high level of commitment from all those involved in the project.
Mercedes-Benz Museum, Stuttgart, Germany - Apart from the extensive contribution made by the customized formwork construction, a wide range of series equipment was used.
Mercedes-Benz Museum, Stuttgart, Germany - On 20th May 2006, the Mercedes-Benz Museum was officially opened – for visitors from all around the world.
Mercedes-Benz Museum, Stuttgart, Germany - The design by the Dutch architect, Ben van Berkel, avoids the use of corners and edges to a large extent. The basic concept is based on a double-helix.
Mercedes-Benz Museum, Stuttgart, Germany - Up to 5,000 visitors a day marvel at 120 years of automotive history in the Mercedes-Benz Museum.
Mercedes-Benz Museum, Stuttgart, Germany - Computer simulation of the Mercedes-Benz Museum

Projekt data

Sted: Stuttgart, Tyskland

The building concept from the architect Ben van Berkel is a re-invented double-helix, on the basis of which the 3D free-form structures “TWIST” and “MYTH” were developed.

  • ground surface: 3,500 m²
  • building volume: 210,000 m³
  • height: 48 m
  • exhibition surface: 17,000 m²
  • ground-breaking: 09.2003
  • completion of concrete shell: 03.2005
  • opening: 05.2006

Architect: Ben van Berkel


Sophisticated 3D formwork units with the highest demands on the surface quality of the visible concrete surfaces. Due to the enormous size of the components, substantial concrete loads of 150 kN/ m² had to be carried.


  • Ed. Züblin AG, Stuttgart
  • Wolff & Müller GmbH & Co.KG, Stuttgart


Very high levels of precision and quality in the execution of the geometry of the individual components using pre-assembled formwork units in an extremely short time.

Poliermannschaft, Mercedes-Benz Museum
The team of supervisors agree

Building this difficult structure under enormous time pressure is a unique achievement. The complicated PERI formwork units could be handled like system formwork and we could achieve qualitatively excellent results. We are proud of the fact that we have accomplished this enormous feat together with PERI.

PERI løsning

  • planning of the 3D formwork units
  • fabrication of the 3D formwork units using a CNC milling machine
  • pre-assembly of the 3D formwork units in the PERI assembly hall