Warren and Mahoney was commissioned to design the first Audi Terminal Project in New Zealand, a concept developed by Audi AG. The main features of the Audi hangar have been abstracted and reintroduced in a spatially more consistent form. Thus the dynamism of asymmetric curves forming the three-dimensional environment becomes a defining factor of the Audi terminal.
In the Audi terminal, these Audi curves are superimposed on different scales to form a focused sequence. All the vehicles are positioned on the dynamically styled curve segments. Both new and used cars are presented in this way. The asymmetrical look is clearly brought out by the juxtaposition of the two structural systems.
Following a more conventional New Zealand site configuration, the Audi Terminal occupies half of the Great North Road site to the west with a Pre-Owned Vehicle Presentation external court covering the balance of the site. Fronting Great North Road, the Audi Terminal consists of ground and mezzanine levels above and two basement levels. The basement levels are used exclusively for the operations and function of the dealership including 12 workshop bays, staff amenities, parts and vehicle storage. The ground and mezzanine levels focus on the Audi customer experience.
The building, one of 150 of its type worldwide, is the biggest Audi dealership in New Zealand.
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