The Mercedes-Benz Museum was designed by UNStudio, currently one of the most respected architecture firms in the world. It is already considered one of the classic architectural sites of the 21st century.
Ben van Berkel, Director of UNStudio, explains the fascination of the building like this: "The Mercedes-Benz Museum sets up an interface for a series of radical spatial principles in order to create a completely new typology."
One of the most outstanding aspects of the Mercedes-Benz Museum is the route taken by visitors through the Museum. They do not begin their visit to the exhibition as expected at a conventional entrance at the base of the building. They are transported by lift to the top floor. Here they have the choice of two tours, the paths of which meet on each floor. This enables visitors to take a new path through the tours whenever they like.