The steel-frame sculpture, which has already been shown in Berlin, Beijing, Hong Kong and Munich, is 10.2 meters long, 4.5 meters wide, 3.25 meters high, and weighs about 10 tons. It features fiberglass laminate and Neopor foam, as well as 150 square meters of painted panels.
Produced especially for the “Germany – Land of Ideas” initiative, the sculpture stood at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin back in 2006, and later featured in Beijing and Hong Kong, as well as at the Allianz Arena in Munich. It was brought by heavy transporter to Ingolstadt last week, and last Friday was lifted by crane onto its base outside of Audi’s headquarters.
The presentation of the sculpture is just one part of Audi’s centenary celebration, which takes place on the 16th of this month. A major ceremony featuring German chancellor Angela Merkel will be held in Ingolstadt as part of the celebration, and will include the unveiling of the all-new 2010 A5 Sportback.