Uxin, a second-hand car refurbishment and storage center located in Hefei, Anhui Province, is the largest “supermarket” for pre-owned vehicles in China. The building houses a car storage center with space for 7,000 cars, a maintenance workshop, employee dormitories, a warehouse for spare parts, car wall with hydraulic conveyor belt, showroom, customer lounge area, and a restaurant.
Glass atriums help break up the building massing and glass curtain walls, parametric ceiling designs, and lighting contribute to the technological atmosphere. VR technology was leveraged throughout the design process to simulate both customer and car flows. The roof is equipped with solar panels, providing electricity for the building’s daily operations.