The 3,580sqm Audi Experience Centre at Munich Airport is a showcase for state-of-the-art energy and building technology.

Audi demonstrates that economy and ecology do not contradict each other with the opening of the new Audi Brand Experience Centre at Munich airport. The 3,580sqm building is a showcase for state-of-the-art energy and building technology.

As an international training centre for the Audi sales network and an event location, it functions as a role model and multiplier. The entire air-conditioning technology in the building is based on the use of geothermal energy - pipes that can be used for both heating and cooling are installed in the slabs between the floors of the building, while triple solar protection glazing on the entire facade deflects beams of sunlight, which reduces the cooling load in summer.

The glass facades of the futuristic-looking centre also consist of 450sqm of transparent photovoltaic elements with more than 1,650 solar cells that deliver roughly 42,000 kilowatt hours of electricity per year. This corresponds to the annual power consumption of 10 four-person-households. The self-generated electricity is used for the building itself and for charging electric cars. There are a total of six charging points in front of the building, including two 150kW fast charging points. These charging terminals have been added to the 78 charging points of Audi AG's electric charging park at Munich airport, making it one of the largest contiguous charging parks in all of Europe.