Just a glance at Enzo Ferrari’s museum in Modena, the birthplace of the legendary car maker from Italy, will give you an idea about the exquisite architectural imagination required to pay tribute to the icon truly. The $17.6 million aluminum-skinned building that took 8 years to build is located in the same compound as the birth house of Enzo and is cool enough to draw the eye of anyone interested in architecture or design. The 3,300 sq. meters roof that takes design inspiration from a car’s hood is supported by a vaulted metal spaceframe. The building is also environmentally friendly, making extensive use of the massive glass façade that luminously lightens the interiors.
At the same time, it is impossible to forget the 19 Ferraris that have been loaned from private collectors to be displayed here, which will also keep changing seasonally.
The Ferrari museum’s architecture’s striking features hold enough credit to make it one of the fascinating car museums worldwide. They cannot be missed if you are in Italy for a holiday.
[Jalopnik and Architectmagazine]