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Hyundai Motor America unveils $150m headquarters design

03 Jan 2012 (Last Updated January 3rd, 2012 18:30)

Hyundai Motor America, a subsidiary of South Korea-based Hyundai Motors, has unveiled the design of its new $150m US headquarters building in Fountain Valley, California.

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Hyundai Motor America, a subsidiary of South Korea-based Hyundai Motors, has unveiled the design of its new $150m US headquarters building in Fountain Valley, California.

The new building, designed by architecture and design firm Gensler, will be built on a 419,000ft2 area and will be six storeys high.

It will include a single-storey, 50,000ft2 technical services facility that connects to the main building, as well as an adjacent parking structure.

Hyundai Motor America CEO John Krafcik said the new national headquarters represents Hyundai’s vision for the future and reflects the innovation and creativity of the Hyundai brand.

"It also reflects our commitment to invest in and benefit the communities in which we operate around the world," Krafcik added.

The facility will be built on a structural pedestal foundation featuring floating translucent glass floors, while a two-storey-high entrance will lead to an open sky courtyard in the centre of the building.

The demolition of the company’s old headquarters at the site is now underway; construction of the new building is expected to begin in spring 2012 and be complete by autumn 2013.

Upon completion of the building, Hyundai is expecting to achieve LEED Gold certification for incorporating environmentally sustainable features.

The new building’s construction is projected to generate approximately 1,530 direct and indirect jobs during the estimated 19-month building process.

Hyundai Motor America has been operating from Fountain Valley for the last two decades.

Image courtesy of Hyundai Motors.