The building will be erected on the territory of the estate of Enzo Ferrari (the founder of the Ferrari company, which now owns the Maserati brand), dating back to the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries. This determined the relatively modest size of the future museum of the famous sports car brand, but not its formal decision. The concave glass façade is lined with horizontal relief profiles, which make it look like a Maserati radiator. The sleek, bright yellow roof is also reminiscent of an expensive and fast car. It is cut through by a series of north-facing windows, “air intakes, through which diffused sunlight will enter the museum.
The walls and floor of the exhibition space will be made of white terrazzo concrete.
The museum is due to open in 2009.