Inaugurated on 10 March 2012 at the behest of the Enzo Ferrari Foundation, the Enzo Ferrari Museum contains two distinct and complementary realities: the Alfredo Ferrari Mechanical Workshop, the architectural center of the entire area, and the new exhibition gallery, the famous “bonnet” of yellow aluminum, which surrounds the birthplace. It is a futuristic building, built according to criteria of environmental sustainability, and designed by the architect Jan Kaplicky.
Inside the “Officina Meccanica Alfredo Ferrari“, the place where Enzo’s father worked and now perfectly restored, it is possible to visit the Ferrari Motors Museum. A unique place, where you can discover the engines that have made the history of the Prancing Horse, from the most experimental to those applied to the road cars. In this small structure, some rooms of the Enzo’s house were rebuilt, so that the visitor can get to know the life, the places and the genius of the creator of the Prancing Horse.
The futuristic exhibition pavilion, created in the shape of a yellow bonnet to recall the color that Enzo Ferrari chose as the backdrop for the famous brand of the Prancing Horse, houses a newly built area that covers, with sweet and wavy shapes, the 5 thousand square meters of exposure.
Every 30 minutes, this totally unique, pristine-white space is transformed into a wraparound projection room as images of the people that made Ferrari and Ferrari’s history itself rush by on its walls and ceilings.