“Bayerische Motoren Werke” carries out the name of Bavaria in only three letters: BMW, one of the most renown car manufacturers of the world. To mark its status, the car maker even has its own museum opened in 1972 in the capital of the land (province) Bavaria, Munich. It was designed by architect Karl Schwanzer just a few steps from the tall building housing the BMW headquarters. The round structure of the museum has been extended with another building and with a futuristic construction called BMW Welt, a showroom where you can get in touch with brand’s spirit and some of its products. Among the important exhibits are limousines, convertibles, motorcycles, Formula 1 racing cars, driving simulators and even exposed engines to be admired.
The architecture of the tower is symbolic, being made of four cylinders bound together that hang from the middle tower structure and seem to fly above the ground. The shape of each tower level from BMW headquarters resembles a car wheel.
The BMW Welt was designed by architect Coop Himmelblau.