3GATTI Architecture Studio of Rome and Shanghai have won a competition to design a drive-in automobile museum in Nanjing, China.
An external concentric ramp allows visitors to drive around the exterior of the museum in their own car, past the exhibits, to a roof-top car park. Chief architect Francesco Gatti compares the experience to a “safari” because the visitor, as a motorist, is an exhibit himself.
As visitors reach the summit, they can leave their car, walk down the inner spiral ramp, and check out all the exhibits. Once they reach the ground floor, they can take an elevator and return to their car on the roof, or a chauffeur will bring it down for them.