October 18, 2007
Mercedes-Benz Museum record confirmed by Guinness Book of Records
Stuttgart, Germany – The Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart has been named the home of the “strongest artificially-generated tornado in the world”, confirmed in the presence of a Guinness Book of Records representative. The 34.4-metre-high artificial tornado serves to eliminate smoke from the museum in the event of a fire.
The museum’s open-plan structure connects exhibition areas without any fire zones, and so a globally-unique smoke elimination system was developed especially for the museum. In the event of fire, 144 outlets located along the core walls inject air into the interior courtyard, generating an artificial tornado that collects smoke and discharges it to the outside air.