The harmonious interplay of the historic building fabric and contemporary architecture has given the former factory a new lease of life. Together the building structure and the interiors form a perfectly designed setting for the Museum of Historic Maybach Vehicles.
The carefully preserved traces of the former Express factory can be perceived throughout the grounds. Parts of the building with additions from the more recent past were stripped back to reveal the original structures. The design from the master plan right down to the last detail was developed by the architects and interior designers Berschneider + Berschneider Architekten BDA in close collaboration with the clients, Anna and Dr. Helmut Hofmann.
After decades of different uses and the partial demolition of buildings, the existing areas and structures were reorganized. Great importance was attached to the conservation of resources through the preservation, renovation and conversion of the existing building fabric. In terms of energy, the historic site is well equipped for the future. Geothermal and solar energy provide regenerative sources for the heat and power supply of all areas.
The result: a charming ensemble of historic industrial architecture that remains legible inside and out, combined with modern elements in deliberate contrast but harmonious interplay.