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The BMW Welt - Facts and Figures

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9. The BMW Welt. Facts & Figures.

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 20 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)
Capacity of Daytime Storage 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 7 (U1–E4)
No of rooms 1,154
Operating hours approx. 4,000 pa
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 numberplate elevator, one baggage elevator, three cargo elevators, three elevator platforms)
Photo-voltaic modules 3,660
Annual energy yield photo-voltaic system 650 MWh pa
Car washes 2, with biological conditioning of water
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 Experience.
No of visitors expected approx. 850,000 pa
Employees approx. 400
Car deliveries 45,000 pa/approx. 170 per day
Shops 2 (BMW Lifestyle & Accessories with
650 m2 on two floors and the BMW Welt Shop with 60 m2)
Catering Bistro, Coffee Bar, Restaurant International, Club Restaurant, with a total of 440 seats
Forum Space for approx. 800 people
BMW Welt Tours
Monday to Friday 9:00–16:00
Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays 10:00–16:00
Start every hour, last daily tour starts at 16:00
BMW Welt Compact Tour 80 minutes
BMW Welt Architecture Tour 80 minutes
Max number of participants 15
Reservation through the BMW Welt Info Service
Tel.: 0180 2 11 88 22*
(*6 ct per call from a domestic German landline)
E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Opening hours.
BMW Welt Building 9:00–20:00
Car delivery 8:30–17:30
Junior Campus 9:00–19:00, Monday to Friday
10:00–19:00, Saturday, Sunday, public holidays
Bistro 7:30–19:00, Monday to Saturday
Sunday 9:00–19:00
Coffee Bar 10:00–19:00, daily
Restaurant International 11:00–24:00, daily
Club Restaurant 12:00–15:00 and 18:00–24:00,
Tuesday to Saturday
Closed Sunday and Monday
Shops 9:00–19:00, daily
Car park 7:00–24:00, Monday to Saturday
8:00–24:00, Sunday
Parking rate Euro 3.– per hour, max Euro 20.– per day
When shopping at the BMW Welt Euro 1.50 per hour, max Euro 10.– per day

Last Updated on Wednesday, 31 October 2007 16:50  

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