BMW Museum: A Symbol of German Contemporary High-Tech Architecture

Nayer Tahoori, Farzane Ghasemi

Abstract

The present study focuses on the impact of technology on German's contemporary architecture, concentrating on the BMW's museum construction. The researchers' approach is descriptive analytic resulting in what defines modern architecture of BMW museum as technology. In fact, studying the impact of industry on building and architecture, industrial revolution and technology and production becoming mechanical have proved the role of technology in “nature” and “form” of architecture. Applying modern technology on the construction of automobile museum buildings, Germans proved, all over the world, their scientific, political and industrial achievements as the most developed country in Europe. The form of these buildings shows new characteristics and a hormonal flexibility with industry and technology as a result of technology improvements. The changes in constructing process, manufacturing, material usage and building systems enable architecture to shape new spaces in accordance with “styles of lives”, and create desirable places to show the attitude of modern man and his achievements. In other words, man can possess a better and more profound understanding of the world by using the forms which enjoy modern technology.

Keywords

Keywords: Symbol. Contemporary architecture. Technology. Automobile museum. Space- time.

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