In 2000, the BMW Group decided to build a brand-experience and car-delivery center close to the corporate headquarters and the BMW museum. One of the main design ideas was to expand the existing configuration of the BMW Tower and the museum with an additional element so as to create a spatial, ideal, and identity-forming architectural ensemble. These considerations led to the final design consisting of a large transparent hall with a sculptural roof and a double cone.
The extraordinary shape of the building made particular demands on the geometry and exactness of the facade elements, thus Glassolutions constructed in 3D 900 different insulated safety glass units to cover about 2,850 m2. In order to avoid the typically inherent green tint of float glass, DIAMANT low-iron glass was used as the basis material. One of the greatest challenges in the supply of the total 12,400 m² of glass was the logistics and the diversity of the 26 different glass compositions as well as the great variety of shapes involved. The installation of every single piece of glass was planned exactly. The combination of almost every Glassolutions product DIAMANT, STADIP, SERALIT LITEX etc. lends itself to the unique and imposing appearance of BMW World in Munich.