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.
1 Exterior Cladding
2 Entry Vestibule
3 Vehicle Showroom
4 Customer Area (includes Communication Platform and Service Write-up)
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.
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Finishes by Area
Selected Interior Details
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.
Grout joints in the showroom and sales floor tile should align across the aluminum transition strips.
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.
Typical floating trim detail at soffit.
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).
Typical interior glass partition section detail.
Note: Detail drawings are excerpts from the Audi Terminal Masterplan drawing set.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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