The Dornier Museum located in Friedrichshafen, Germany was designed by the architectural practice of Allmann Sattler Wappner and its purpose is the presentation of the aircraft construction technology in general and the history of the Dornier plant in particular.
The Dornier plant was founded in 1922 and some of the aircrafts exposed are veteran ones that can still fly even after such a long time has passed.
The museum is located right next to the runways of the Friedrichshafen regional airport and the client of Dornier Stiftung für Luft- und Raumfahrt from Munich started a contest for the project in 2006 where Allmann Sattler Wappner received the first prize.
The museum’s shape is inspired from the fact that the airplanes exhibited have a direct access to the runways and thus the façade offers a guide to the exterior through the translucent surface. The other side is also closed by transparent gates and the large hall offers presentations of the different ages of aircraft building through a set of scenes.