The Porsche headquarters project included the development of a 27-acre site into a 200,000 SF, state-of-the-art facility that has become a destination for employees, customers and car enthusiasts. The headquarters consists of an office building, experience center, business center and an adjacent parking structure. The experience center, designed to showcase the capabilities of Porsche’s vehicles, includes a 1.6-mile, drive development test track that runs through the courtyard of the complex. The track includes six driving modules to demonstrate the experiences of different Porsche vehicles. There is also a simulator lab where guests can race on 15 tracks in a virtual setting.
The office building is comprised of modern office facilities for 400 employees, including a technical service and training center, a Heritage Center with galleries of vintage automobiles, a garage to work on concept vehicles and an employee cafeteria. The training center uses advanced laboratory testing equipment to asses an individual’s physiological reaction to exercise. The assessments are then used to formulate unique a training plan that maximizes efficiency. The facility also includes Restaurant 356, which is named after the first automobile to carry the Porsche family name.
The project was on a remediated brownfield site previously occupied by a Ford Motor Company automobile plant. The facility was also constructed at the end of an active runway at Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport, perennially deemed to be the world’s busiest airport, and required extensive coordination efforts.
This project achieved LEED® Gold certification and received the following awards:
- 2015 Project of the Year by Construction Management Association of America – South Atlantic Chapter
- 2015 Project of the Year by ENR Southeast
- 2015 Best Projects Award, Office/Retail/Mixed-Use by ENR Southeast