The House of Imports in Buena Park, Orange County, boasts a brand-new three-story luxury auto dealership for Mercedes-Benz enthusiasts. The facility spans approximately 242,000 SF and features a service center, car wash, detail bays, and elevated parking decks. The structure comprises a combination of pre-cast concrete, CMU, tilt-up concrete, and structural steel, with the most extensive panel weighing over 331,000 pounds and the most considerable footing measuring 390 cubic yards. A wall system made of aluminum louvers/fins, designed for architectural purposes, extends along the frontage facing the freeway.
SPARC+ Architecture Studios designed the project, which required a 7-acre update of the entire site to meet fire code, grading, stormwater, and utility requirements. The original site was constructed 50 years ago, and despite several development projects since then, unresolved issues came to light during the planning phase for this project.
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