Berlin Hauptbahnhof (About this sound listen) ("Berlin main station", sometimes translated as Berlin Central Station) is the main railway station in Berlin, Germany. It came into full operation two days after a ceremonial opening on 26 May 2006. It is located on the site of the historic Lehrter Bahnhof, and until it opened as a main line station, it was a stop on the Berlin S-Bahn suburban railway temporarily named Berlin Hauptbahnhof–Lehrter Bahnhof. The station is operated by DB Station&Service, a subsidiary of Deutsche Bahn AG, and is classified as a Category 1 station, one of twenty in Germany and four in Berlin, the others being Berlin Gesundbrunnen, Berlin Südkreuz and Berlin Ostbahnhof.
The BMW Central Building Located in Leipzig, Germany was the winning design submitted for competition by Pritzker Prize winning architect, Zaha Hadid. The central building is the nerve center for BMW's new $1.55 billion complex built to manufacture the BMW 3 Series Vehicle.
Location Leipzig, Germany
Coordinates 51.4081°N 12.4435°ECoordinates: 51.4081°N 12.4435°E
Broke ground March 2003
Opened May 2005
Owner BMW AG. Munich Germany
Construction cost $60 Million
Architect Zaha Hadid Architects
Structural engineer AGP Arge Gesamtplanung, IFB Stuttgart
Main contractors Arge Rohbau, OBAG / Wolf&Mueller GmbH
The Mercedes-Benz Museum is an automobile museum in Stuttgart, Germany. It covers the history of the Mercedes-Benz brand and the brands associated with it. Stuttgart is home to the Mercedes-Benz brand and the international headquarters of Daimler AG.
The building's height and "double helix" interior were designed to maximise space, providing 16,500 square metres (178,000 sq ft) of exhibition space on a footprint of just 4,800 square metres (52,000 sq ft). The museum contains more than 160 vehicles, some dating back to the very earliest days of the motor engine. The vehicles are maintained by the Mercedes-Benz Classic Center of Fellbach.
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The Phæno Science Center is an interactive science center in Wolfsburg, Germany, completed in 2005. Phæno arose from progressive urban planning by the City of Wolfsburg. In 1998 City officials were developing a plot of vacant, public land immediately adjacent to Wolfsburg's railway station and just south of VW's huge, then-unfinished attraction Autostadt. An art museum was planned for the site, but Dr. Wolfgang Guthardt, then the City's Director for Culture, Sports and Education, knew that such an institution would compete with Wolfsburg's successful Kunst Museum (Art Museum) and needed other options. Guthardt visited Technorama, a science center in Switzerland and became convinced that a science center in Wolfsburg would complement both Autostadt and the Kunst Museum.
Architectural style Deconstructivism
Town or city Wolfsburg
Coordinates 52°25′44″N 10°47′24″ECoordinates: 52°25′44″N 10°47′24″E
Completed 24 November 2005
Cost 79,000,000 EUR
Client City of Wolfsburg.