My last trip at the BMW Welt took place nearly two years ago and it coincided with my second BMW European Delivery experience. The first stone for the new delivery facility was set back in 2003 and four years later, BMW Group opened the doors for one of the most important architectural milestone in Munich. With around two million visitors annually, it is one of the most popular attractions in Munich.

BMW Welt servers primarily as BMW delivery center where people across the Old Continent and North America come to receive the key to their new car. The experience is truly unique and it is by far one of the best car purchasing experiences I have ever had.

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Today, BMW released new photos of the Welt, along with a couple press releases that tell the story of the BMW World building. To let in a little secret, a week from this Saturday, yours truly will take another trip to Munich and of course, stop by the Welt for more photos and live reporting. Stay tuned for more information on that!

Basic data BMW Welt Building.
Start of construction: 1 August 2003
Start of building construction: June 2004
Completion of building shell: 1 July 2005
Grand Opening: 17 October 2007
Contractors: 100
Max. length of building: approx. 180 m (590 ft)
Max. width of building: approx. 130 m (426 ft)
Min. width of building: approx. 50 m (164 ft)
Max height of building: approx. 28 m (92 ft)
Size of land: approx. 25,000 m² (269,000 ft2)
Floor space, gross: 75,000 m² (807,000 ft2)
Building capacity, gross: 531,500 m3
Roof area: approx. 16,500 m² (177,500 ft2)
Glass facade: 15,000 m² (161,500 ft2)
Stainless-steel facade: 10,000 m² (108,000 ft2)
Size of Double Cone: approx. 600 m² (6,500 ft2)
Daytime Storage Capacity: 25,000 m3 for 284 vehicles
Warehouse area: 1,400 m2 (15,000 ft2) (underground)
Loading yard area: approx. 1,700 m2 (18,300 ft2)

The BMW Welt in Figures.
No. of floors: 9
No of rooms: 1,154
Operating hours: approx. 4,000 p.a.
Concrete used: 55,000 m3
Reinforced steel used: 9,000 tonnes
Stainless-steel elements: approx. 80,000 (total number of all elements)
Technical systems area: approx. 7,900 m2 (85,000 ft2)
Weight of roof: 3,000 tonnes
Elevators: 18 with 93 stops
(11 passenger elevators, two vehicle elevators, one number plate elevator, one baggage elevator, three cargo elevators, three elevator platforms)
Photo-voltaic modules: 3,660

Annual energy yield
photo-voltaic system: 650 MWh p.a.
Car washes: 2, with biological water conditioning
Heating: 3.8 MW
Cooling: 2.7 MW
Ventilation: 400,000 m3/hr
No of sprinklers: approx. 10,000
Smoke detectors: 1,750 (individual detectors)
Cables: 150 km (93 miles)
Lights: 15,000
Underground garage: 580 parking spaces on two levels

The BMW Welt Experience.
No. of visitors annually: approx. 2 Million
Employees: approx. 400
Vehicle deliveries: approx. 100 per day
Shops: 2 (BMW Lifestyle & Accessories with
650 m2 on two floors and the
BMW Welt Shop with 60 m2)
Catering: Restaurant International, Bistro and Coffee Bar with a total of 450 seats
Forum: Space for approx. 700 people