This 26,800-square-meter BMW showroom and service center in the Chaoyang District of Beijing is the largest BMW automobile dealership in China. Opened in 2012, it was awarded LEED Gold certification in 2013. The building is the first LEED Gold-certified new BMW dealership in China, representing its importance in the BMW network.
LOCATION: Beijing, China
CLIENT: Beijing Xingdebao Automobile Co., Ltd.
SIZE: 288,473 SQ.FT/26,800 SQ.M
STATUS: Completed 2012
IMAGES: Kristopher Grunert
The dealership includes both new and pre-owned cars, sales and merchandising areas, a VIP lounge, administrative offices, service workshops, training classrooms and dining facilities for the entire staff.
The PEI design takes advantage of every opportunity provided by the long narrow site to bring in abundant daylight to every part of the building, greatly reducing the electrical load. Further reduction is provided by ground source heat pumps, solar panels and solar hot water panels.