This state-of-the-art facility, situated on Te Irirangi Drive, combines the functional requirements of a vehicle servicing operation with the need to convey Toyota brand standards in a high-quality showroom environment.Departing from traditional car showroom design, where vehicle service is treated as ancillary space, our design communicates not only the new car models on display, but also the service component on offer. This approach reflects the client’s business ethos to promote the technology and human interactions in the service department. The showroom and the workshop are housed in two separate ‘display boxes’ that enjoy clear identity and road exposure. A customer drive-through between the two buildings provides easy access to both. The entry canopy hovering over the buildings creates a visual connection between the buildings, which are carefully placed in an elevated position to provide passers-by with a clear view of the activities inside. The use of a V-shaped timber portal and roof structure reflects the Toyota brand and hints at the company’s heritage.