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

Main Article Content

Nayer Tahoori
Farzane Ghasemi


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.


Download data is not yet available.

Article Details

How to Cite
Tahoori, N., & Ghasemi, F. (2018). BMW Museum: A Symbol of German Contemporary High-Tech Architecture. International Journal of Applied Arts Studies (IJAPAS), 2(4). Retrieved from


Benevolo , L. (1977). History of modern architecture (Vol. 2). Mit Press.
Campbell, J. ( 2015). The German Werkbund: The Politics of Reform in the Applied Arts. Princeton University Press.
Daniels, M. (2013). Paris National and International Exhibitions from 1798 to 1900: A Finding-List of British Library Holdings, 1-49.
Feizi Azarshahr, S., Motamadniy, A., & Basiri, M. (2013). New Technologies in Modern Architecture and its Interaction with Traditional Architecture. Research Journal of Chemical and Environmental Sciences, 1(3), 70-80.
Fischer, M., & Kunz, J. (2004). The Scope and Role of Information Technology in Construction. In Proceedings-Japan Society of Civil Engineers (pp. 1-32). DOTOKU GAKKAI.
Geppert, A. C., Coffey, G., & Lau, T. (2006). International Exhibitions, Expositions Universelles and World’s Fairs, 1851-2005: A Bibliography. Freie Universität Berlin, Germany.
Gyetvai-Balogh, Á. (2007). Architecture of the 19th century and the Turn of the century. Budapest University of Technology and Economics. Retrieved from
Guedes, P. (2010). Iron in building, 1750-1855: Innovation and cultural resistance (Doctoral dissertation). The University of Queesland, Australia.
Hart, P. T., Huisman, K. J., Kort, P. M., & Plasmans, J. E. (2006). Investment in Hightech Industries. An example from the LCD industry.
Justiniano, N. (2011). Pop Art: past, present, and future. NM, 344.
Käs, H., & Konrad, B. (2016). Experience the variety. BMW Welt, Museum and Group Plant. Retrieved from BMW Welt:
Kastner, W., Neugschwandtner, G., Soucek, S., & Newman, M. H. (2005). Communication Systems for Building Automation and Control. Proceedings of the IEEE, 93, 1178-1203.
Klassen, F. (2004). Material innovations: transparent, lightweight, malleable and responsive. In Transportable Environments 2004, Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Portable Architecture & Design, April (pp. 28-30).
Merin, G. (2013). AD Classics: The Crystal Palace/Joseph Paxton. Retrieved from
Martin, C., & Leurent, H. (2017). Technology and Innovation for the F