A landmark building for Mercedes Benz in Australia, Autohaus Newstead, Brisbane, has been designed on the German prestige brand’s autohaus architectural style. The Autohaus Concept is the benchmark for the brand’s dealership design around the world.
Situated on the river at Breakfast Creek Wharf, the Autohaus incorporates a Mercedes History Museum which showcases antique vehicles and includes interactive screens detailing the history of the brand. In additioned to the main sales floor, the building designed by Cottee Parker Architects, also has a rooftop dining area, offering customers 180 degree views of Brisbane and its surroundings. Mercedes Benz intends the centre to reinvent the customer experience for buying vehicles.
The building features a frameless glass façade and was completed in 2019. Inhabit was engaged by the builder to provide façade consulting services and engineering and certification for the façade contractor, including thermal calculations, energy compliance (JV3), internal glare and thermal comfort modelling.
ScopeFAÇADE CONSULTING + FAÇADE ENGINEERING + CERTIFICATION + BUILDING PHYSICS
ClientJOHN HOLLAND GROUP | ALTOP
ArchitectsCOTTEE PARKER ARCHITECTS