Mercedes Benz Lifestyle Centre.

Mercedes Benz Lifestyle Centre Cape Town
Cape Town, South Africa
McCarthy Group / Stratford Property
Completed 2006

Directors: Stephen Whitehead; Bruce Douglas
Team: Ian Marshall

The Mercedes lifestyle centre is a facility planned nationally to consolidate and strengthen the brand’s position in the market. Designed primarily as a full services Mercedes Benz and Chrysler dealership facility this particular example was interesting as it involved the consolidation of four separate erven which are split into two separate sites by a canal. The canal provided the opportunity for natural separation of the Mecedes and Chrysler facilities which were then linked via a wide timber bridge. The canal also provided the opportunity to integrate the existing infrastructure and keynote Century city canals with the reflection ponds which formed a key element of the architectural language of the building complex.