BMW Aerodynamic Experimental Centre

stormy interior - weatherproof exterior Munich / Germany / 2009

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A futuristic shape. Even from the exterior, the automobile producer BMW’s Wind Tunnel in Munich signals that it conceals something extraordinary in its interior. 7 000 silver ALUCOBOND ® panels cover the 13 000 m² external surface, three-dimensional elements covering the complex structural shell. The BMW group’s Aerodynamic Experimental Centre in the north of Munich is characterised by two intertwined wind tunnels. To make the most of available space, the 1:2 wind tunnel is inside the 1:1 wind tunnel. Vertical access for employees is located at the four corners of the studio building, ensuring that distances from point to point are kept short. The reception, presentation room, workshop, vehicle cleaning facilities, incoming goods and waste disposal areas are all on the same level as the entrance. On the first floor, the studio is centrally organised and routes directly to the workshops and the chamber of the 1:1 wind tunnel. Not only does the studio’s flexible format facilitate optimum operational processes, it also leaves scope for later modification, which may be needed to accommodate future developments and upgrading. The third and fourth floors house office facilities and CAD workplaces. An additional mechanical ventilation system ensures comfortable working conditions. The compact layout of the wind tunnel, studio and office building means adequate land remains for later building developments, and this is a major advantage. Architect: Ackermann und Partner Architekten BDA, Munich, Germany Fabricator: Wittenauer GmbH, Sasbach, Germany General Contractor: LEONHARD WEISS GmbH & Co. KG, Göppingen, Germany Year of Construction: 2009 Product: ALUCOBOND® metallic colours Silver Metallic Read more at: http://media.alucobond.com/ebook/forms_elements/006

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    A futuristic shape. Even from the exterior, the automobile producer BMW’s Wind Tunnel in Munich signals that it conceals something extraordinary in its interior. 7 000 silver ALUCOBOND ® panels cover the 13 000 m² external surface, three-dimensional elements covering the complex structural shell. The BMW group’s Aerodynamic Experimental Centre in the north of Munich is characterised by two intertwined wind tunnels. To make the most of available space, the 1:2 wind tunnel is...

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    • Year 2009
    • Status Completed works
    • Type Industrial facilities / Research Centres/Labs
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