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Architecture Guidelines / CPO / Finishes

Finishes

There are several distinct finish areas, each with a specific material palette for the floor, ceiling, and walls. On the plan diagram shown here, the appropriate material tags are listed for each finish area.

Finish areas


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Exterior Cladding

2 Entry Vestibule
3 Vehicle Showroom
4 Customer Area (includes Communication Platform and Service Write-up)
5 Offices
6 New Vehicle Delivery
7 Service Drive
8 Service Workshop
9 Customer Restrooms

Finishes are referred to by their Item Numbers, which are indexed in the finish specifcations.

See Finishes by Area section below for guidelines on selecting Audi-approved finishes for customer-facing areas.

See full Finishes Specs

Finishes by Area

Cladding
Vestibule
Showroom
Customer Area
Offices
New Vehicle Delivery
Service Drive
Service Workshop
Customer Restrooms
Cladding

Curtainwall

Captured mullion system with verticals more pronounced than the horizontals. Provide an alternating vertical mullion pattern starting with a butt-jointed corner. Tempered Glass with Low-E coating no tints
EW-2 EW-3

Showroom and Service Drive

ACM panels
EW-7

Workshop

Corrugated aluminum
EW-6

Louvers

Horizontal Sunshades RAL 9006.

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Additional Option for claddings is vertical corrugation with a glass box showroom.

Vestibule

Floor

Aluminum walk-off mat
F-2

Walls and Ceiling

ACM panels
EW-7

Top surface of vestibule volume

Metal bar grate
C-7

Showroom

Floor

24”x 24” dark grey tile
F-1

Wall

Drywall with recessed base and 1/2” reveal, painted RAL 9016
W-1

Ceiling

Drywall, painted RAL 9016
C-1

Customer Area

Floor

Floor - 8”x 48” wood textured porcelain tile
F-3

Wall

Drywall with recessed base and 1/2” reveal, painted RAL 9016
W-1

Ceiling

12”x 48” perforated, acoustic metal panels (torsion spring), RAL 9006
C-2

Offices

Floor

8”x 48” wood textured porcelain tile or carpet tiles
F-3 or F-5

Wall

Drywall with recessed base and 1/2” reveal, painted RAL 9016
W-1

Ceiling

Drywall painted RAL 9016 or 12”x 48” perforated, acoustic metal panels (torsion spring), RAL 9006
C-1 or C-2

Glass

Interior glazing
W-7

Vinyl screening (optional)

Etched or applied striped vinyl
W-8

New Vehicle Delivery

Floor

24”x 24” dark grey tile
F-4

Wall

Drywall with recessed base and 1/2” reveal, painted RAL 9016
W-1

Ceiling

Illuminated ceiling system
C-6

Wall (single wall, optional)

Illuminated wall
W-9

Wall Graphic (single wall)

Full width wall graphic
WG

Ceiling (soffits)

Drywall, painted RAL 9016
C-1

Service Drive

Floor

8”x 8” tile
F-8

Wall

Drywall with full wall graphic(s)
W-1 with WG

Ceiling

12”x 48” perforated, metal panels (torsion spring); ceiling cavity above painted matte black
C-5

Glass

Interior glazing
W-7

Garage Doors

Full-vision rollup doors
GD-1

Service Workshop

Floor

8”x 8” tile or epoxy coating
F-8

Wall

8”x 8” tile or epoxy coating
W-10 with W-1 above door line

Ceiling

Painted exposed structure
C-3

Customer Restrooms

Floor

8”x 8” dark grey or 8”x 48” wood- textured porcelain tile
F-4 or F-3

Wall

White tile vertically oriented
W-6

Ceiling

Drywall, painted RAL 9016
C-1

Selected Interior Details

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Aluminium Transition Strip

Transitions from one finish to another, i.e. from one tile type to another or from tile to carpet, etc., require a 1/4 inch flush aluminum Schluter strip to cleanly transition the change in floor materials. A flush floor elevation should be achieved, except when level changes are present.

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Soffits
Where the metal grid ceiling terminates at a fascia, the edge of the panel should be detailed with a standard floating-edge trim piece. This detailing reinforces the continuity of the ceiling and light fixtures throughout the lounge and sales areas in the dealership.

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Soffits
Typical floating trim detail at soffit.

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Glass Partitions
To reinforce the open and modern feel of the dealership, the preference for all glass partitions is that they be designed with recessed frames and butt-jointed glazing panes. Drywall partitions should be designed to terminate behind the plane of the glass, so that a glass return partition can complete the transparent quality. Vinyl applied striping may be added to all clear glazing to alert customers to the presence of the glass wall (see Audi Interior Vinyl guidelines).

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Glass Partitions
Typical interior glass partition section detail.
Note: Detail drawings are excerpts from the Audi Terminal Masterplan drawing set.

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Entry and Vehicle Entry Doors
Narrow-stile glass doors for both customer entry and vehicle access should be incorporated in the showroom curtain wall. These can be provided within the vestibule or separately within the grid of the curtain wall mullions.

Door Pulls
Pulls for glass doors in customer zones should be full-height ladder pulls, finished to match adjacent framing (aluminum or stainless steel). Where ladder pulls are not used (closets, etc.), contemporary metal pulls should be specified, see HW-2 in finish specifications.

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Interior Doors
All interior doors and frames should be painted to match the adjacent wall color (RAL 9016).

Glazed, full-height doors are preferred (with privacy glass / striping as necessary at storage rooms, back-of-house rooms, and other non- customer touch-point areas). However, painted wood and hollow metal doors are acceptable.

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Overhead Coiling Doors
A key design consideration throughout the Audi Facility is the use of recessed and/or concealed fixtures and fittings, such as frames, lights, and doors. In order to create the appearance of a continuous customer environment from the Service Drive to the Showroom, elements such as the overhead door housing should be mounted above the ceiling plane to allow flush detailing.

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Service Workshop Wall Finish
Where accessible or visible to customers, the workshop finishes carry Audi's technical excellence to the look and function of its service environment. When possible, views into the workshop from the lounge are encouraged.

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Service Workshop Wall Finish Options
A Tile to the top of the door frames or underside of clerestory height. See finish specifications for W-10a.
B Light grey epoxy paint to the top of the door frames or underside of clerestory height. See finish specifications for W-10b.

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Architecture Guidelines / CPO / Signage

Signage
Signage is used to maintain the integrity of the brand. It identifies Audi’s presence and generates interest. To ensure visibility from a distance, Audi’s brand signage is prominently displayed on the site, the exterior of the building, and throughout the interior as wayfinding.

Primary Signage

The following are required primary signage elements: 1 Audi Rings (Only allowed if the CPO facility is a standalone on a separate site from a Terminal. 2 set of rings max) 2 Certified: pre-Owned sign 3 Name Element 4 Entrance Element signage 5 Audi Service Drive signage 6 Audi Pylon 7 CPO Pylon or Flag Sign See “Signage by Type” section below for specific design guidelines. For all illuminated signs, please take into account the mounting details and electrical coordination early in the design process. See full Signage Specs

Signage by Type

Rings
CPO
Name Element
Entrance Element
Audi Service Drive
Audi Pylon
Directional / Parking
Interior
Vinyl
Rings
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Audi rings are the central signage element on Audi architecture and have a long-distance effect.
For this reason, they are always in a prominent position on the top corners of the building. They reflect the daylight and stand out clearly against the background. At night, the rings are internally lit and glow white.

If the CPO facility is located on the same site as an Audi Terminal, the CPO facility cannot have Audi rings. The rings on the Audi Terminal must remain the focal point.

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Size
The size of the Audi rings depends on the height and volume of the building. The proportions of the rings and the building are thus kept in balance.

When several logos are present, only one ring size should be used.

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Position
- The rings are the top priority signage element. They are always positioned at the top corners of the showroom volume, on the main showroom facade(s) facing the street(s).
- All sets of rings should be mounted at the same height.
- One set of rings is required on the most visible façade of CPO showroom. When located on two or more streets, a second optional rings logo could be added. Two logos should not be placed together at the same corner of the building.

1 Two logos facing two parallel streets
2 Two logos facing two main streets that are perpendicular
3 Three logos on three main facades (at a junction)
4 Do not position multiple rings on the same building corner

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CPO Sign
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To indicate that the dealership sells Certified Pre-Owned vehicles, a CPO ground sign is required.
A CPO flag or monument sign should be placed on site, near the CPO display parking. The optimal position of this sign is at a main point of entry for customers.

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Position
Audi CPO sign must be located on the left corner of the front showroom façade. It is split in two parts “Audi Certified” and “:pre-Owned” that are stacked and shifted (1). In the case of narrow fascia, the CPO sign may be all in one line (2).

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Audi Name Element
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Position
The Audi name element displays the dealership name using the convention “[City]”.
Letters in contrasting black. The letters are internally illuminated at night, making the black letters appear white.

The size of the name element corresponds with the scale of the ring logo and is always located above the main showroom window on whichever facade faces the main street.

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Position
The name element is visually linked to the CPO sign and must be aligned with it.
In the case of a stacked CPO sign the name element must be aligned with the lower “pre-owned” portion of the sign.

1 Stacked CPO sign
2 Single-line CPO sign

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Entrance Element
1

The Audi entrance element provides close-range signage and identifies the main customer entrance to the Showroom.
It is composed of a small set of rings and Audi logo. This element is non-illuminated.

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Size
Audi entrance rings come in two sizes: 1000 mm (a) and 670 mm (b). Choose size depending on the proportion of vestibule, for both attached vestibules (1) and freestanding vestibules (2).

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Position
The entrance element signage is mounted on the aluminum surface next to the main vestibule doors and centered horizontally on the aluminum panel. The rings are always above the Audi logo with both elements left-justified. The top of the rings should align with the header of the vestibule doors.
1 Attached vestibule
2 Freestanding vestibule

See Vinyl/Stencils section for glass-applied dealership hours.

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Audi Service Drive
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The Audi Service Drive signage marks the customer entrance to Service Reception.
The sign is internally illuminated at night, making the black letters appear white. Electric red and green lane signals are recommended on center above each door, below the Audi Service Drive signage.

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Position
The Audi Service Drive letters should be located above the full- vision, high speed rolling doors. They may be either left justified to the left-most opening, or centered over the high speed door openings.

Optional lane numbers may be used to designate service drive lanes. These should be aligned to the left edge of each rolling door.

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Reduced Signage
In special cases, the total area of signage must be reduced to meet local requirements. In these instances, the standard signage may be shortened to read “Audi Service”. Confirmation of signage limitations is required to shorten Audi Service Drive signage.

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Audi Pylon
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The pylon is the central element of long-range signage.
The pylon is formed of aluminum composite panels and internally illuminated at night. It contains the Audi rings and logo and the dealership address — no additional signage is permitted on the Audi pylon.

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Position
The pylon should be located as close to the main road as possible, in a readily visible location. Ideally, it is placed near the main curb cut to the site. The Audi pylon is always oriented at a right angle to the primary road.

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Foundation
The foundations around the pylon should be entirely covered. Landscaping or grey basalt chippings with a steel profile are preferred.

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Directional / Parking Signs
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Directional signage ensures that customers can easily navigate the site.
Directional ground signs are customizable to direct customers and other vehicles towards areas such as Audi Service, Customer Parking, and Parts. Directional signage is non-illuminated.

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