Wilkinson Eyre Architects Completes Audi Showroom in UK

5 August 2010 (Last Updated August 5th, 2010 18:30)

UK-based Wilkinson Eyre Architects has completed work on the world's largest Audi Centre in London, UK. The new 190,000ft² Audi centre is housed in a seven-storey building, incorporating three showroom floors to accommodate 116 cars. The building features two floors of exhibi

UK-based Wilkinson Eyre Architects has completed work on the world's largest Audi Centre in London, UK.

The new 190,000ft² Audi centre is housed in a seven-storey building, incorporating three showroom floors to accommodate 116 cars.

The building features two floors of exhibition and conference space and two basement levels housing a 32-bay workshop and extensive parking facilities.

The scheme is clad in glass and metal with a glazed raked façade, which gives it a sculptural form with sweeping curves.

The double-height sun-lit car display spaces are created with a standing seam roof made of aluminium sheets, each around 40m in length, without any joints.

The building features a 70m-wide suspended mezzanine floor, a hydraulic car lift serving seven floors and a 9m-deep basement, according to architectureanddesign.com.au.