Enzo Ferrari Museum

A new exhibition building was built between 2009 and 2012 in the immediate vicinity of Enzo Ferrari’s birthplace in Modena. The Enzo Ferrari Museum presents cars of the Ferrari and Maserati brands. The 78 m long and 45 m wide building is characterised by a curved rope facade that partially encloses the birthplace built into the brickwork.

Curved Rope Facade Partially Encloses the Birthplace

The 11 m high sloping rope façade of the museum is supported only by vertical prestressed stainless steel spiral ropes. These cables are connected to a 62 m long curved hollow steel profile that transmits the loads to the solid structure and to two Y-shaped steel columns.

For this charming project, Werner Sobek was responsible for the structural engineering of the cable facade and the steel roof structure as well as the implementation planning and 3D processing of the building envelope.

Future Systems, London/United Kingdom

Planning time

Construction time
2009 − 2012

Services by Werner Sobek
Structural engineering of the cable facade and the roof steel construction
Detailed design and 3D planning of the building envelope (Cable facade + Aluminium case)

5,200 m²

TELEYA, Calerno/Italy

studio129, Paris/France

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