Step by step
Chronology of the Porsche Museum
4 years and 6 months, 234 weeks, 1642 days: An overview of the most important steps from the first official decision to the opening of the Porsche Museum:
July 30, 2004
The Board of Management of Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG announces the decision to build the new Porsche Museum on Porscheplatz in Zuffenhausen.
Ten leading firms of architects from Germany, Austria and Switzerland are shortlisted for the project. In all, 170 European architects firms had submitted bids for the project.
January 31, 2005
The jury led by architect Professor Fritz Auer (Stuttgart/Munich) chooses the design submitted by Viennese architects firm Delugan Meissl as the competition winner.
February 4, 2005
Delugan Meissl’s Viennese firm of architects is commissioned to build the museum.
October 17, 2005
The museum construction project is officially kicked off with the installation of an unconventional site sign.
September 21, 2006
The museum begins to take shape. Work on the first floor and the three supporting concrete cores that are to support the dynamically shaped exhibition space makes swift progress. Some 21,000 cubic metres of concrete and 4,000 tons of reinforced steel have already been installed.
The shell is completed, bringing an important phase of construction to an end. The underground garage, ground floor, first floor and core elements (reinforced concrete supports) are now ready.
November 13, 2007
The steel structure that defines the shape of the 5,600 square metre exhibition space is lowered into place onto three reinforced concrete cores. Straight after it has been lowered, work on the exhibition space proper begins. This includes installing the reinforced concrete ceilings and the large ramps and stairways.
Exterior work on the museum façade begins. The rhombus-shaped exterior is mounted.
Showcases and small exhibits are set up on the exhibition level.
November 3, 2008
The first twelve vehicle exhibits are brought into place on the museum’s second floor. The first exhibits include a 356 Cabriolet, an original 911 and the first prototype of the 924.
November 5, 2008
The Porsche Museum logo is mounted on the glass façade.
December 8, 2008
The museum is officially handed over to the client.
January 28, 2009
The museum is officially opened.
January 31, 2009
The museum opens its doors to visitors.
December 18, 2009
The museum records its 500,000th visitor just eleven months after opening.
January 31, 2010
The museum celebrates its first birthday.
3 June 2011
The Museum attracts 1 million visitors from all over the world
6. December 2013
The Museum welcomes two million visitors through its doors.
August 31, 2015
The sculpture “Inspiration 911” is launched on Porscheplatz.
April 22, 2016
The Porsche Museum counts three million visitors from all over the world.