The Audi Lighthouse Terminal is Audi Australia’s Headquarters which incorporates diverse operations including vehicle galleries, workshops and offices. Developed in collaboration with Allmann Sattler Wappner Architects in Germany, it exemplifies the premium values of the Audi brand and prestige customer experience. Responding to the urban site, the scheme transforms the traditional car showroom typology into an interconnected and vital public building. Logically stacked, the operations are seamlessly connected via a ‘coiled’ internal vehicle ramp serving all levels. A double-perforated façade allows internal operations to be read from outside and provides natural ventilation to over half of the building.
“It is much more than ‘just’ a dealership: we will host art exhibitions, press and public events, musical performances, meetings and training sessions, ensuring this building is always full of activity and life – a shining example of the Audi brand – quite literally a ‘lighthouse’.” Joerg Hofmann, Managing Director – Audi Australia
2010 Award for Commercial Architecture to JPW in collaboration with Allmann Sattler Wappner, NSW Architecture Awards
2010 Commendation, Interior Architecture to JPW in collaboration with Allmann Sattler Wappner, NSW Architecture Awards