A British architecture firm is behind a project to build a Ferrari museum in the town of Modena, Italy. The design resembles the bonnet of a vintage car that arcs over the two storey house that motor racing legend and car designer Enzo Ferrari was born in.
Work for the 14 million pounds museum began this week. The design was inspired by the look of a classic Maserati. The museum will be devoted to Ferrari’s life and work and will contain vintage Ferraris, Maseratis, car engines, film footage and memorabilia. It will chart the career of Ferrari, who grew up next to the metal foundry run by his father, Alfredo. The new Enzo Ferrari Museum will complement an existing Ferrari Museum at Maranello, outside Modena. The museum is set to be finished in 2011 and should bring thousands of car-loving tourists to the town in northern Italy.