Volkswagen’s Spectacular Car Towers In Wolfsburg, Germany

When a person goes to buy a new car, the anticipation is overwhelming. You can imagine yourself seeing the car all beautiful and shiny and this makes the revealing moment even more dramatic. So imagine that you want to buy a new Volkswagen car and you go to Wolfsburg, Germany. There, you enter a 20-story building and take a glass lift that takes you to an observation deck.

From there, hundreds of new cars are revealed and you can admire them all in this amazing tower. But here, at Autostadt, there are actually two Car Towers. They each hold 400 cars and they are the main attraction for guests and purchasers. The lift that takes the visitors to the observation deck can hold up to six people and is made of glass. The cars displayed in these towers come from the Volkswagen plant which is located very close. The cars are transported through a 70 meter tunnel and then to one of the hundreds of bays where they are displayed.

The towers are indeed a wonderful attraction and they are truly spectacular not just from inside but from the exterior too. Each tower is 60 meter tall and it’s connected to the factory by an underground tunnel. The cars are first taken to the basement and then they are transported with mechanical arms that run along a central beam.

When a customer chooses a car and wants to buy it, the car is transported out without anyone having to drive it a single meter and thus the odometer is on “0”. In a way, these towers could be compared to giant vending machines. The customer gets to go inside and to pick the item that he want to buy and, at the end of the process, the product awaits him outside.

Published by in Architecture, on January 11th, 2013


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