The owners at Ettleson Hyundai in Countryside, Illinois negotiated a favorable acquisition of a vacant 3-acre plot of land owned by the city with a promise to reinvigorate the area with the development of a new car dealership. After a successful design-build project on their Cadillac Buick GMC store in Hodgkins, Illinois, the Ettleson team again selected the Redmond team to design and build their new Hyundai-Genesis facility.
The 25,500-square foot Global Dealership Space Identity (GDSI)-compliant facility follows Hyundai-Genesis design specifications. This includes a unique architectural design concept which incorporates textural elements meant to emulate the sky and trees. The open and airy showroom is based around three design elements – Landscape, Vertical Green and Shaped Sky. There is also a specific space for Hyundai’s new-to-the-U.S. luxury brand, Genesis, in the Genesis Studio. In this showroom, customers can explore and touch the options available for their new vehicle’s custom interior and exterior.
To maximize parking on the site, Redmond worked with the city and gained approval for paving setback reductions. Redmond’s design team also utilized an underground detention system which collects the site’s run-off water into large pipes buried under the facility. Gradually, this water will be released into the city’s sewer so as not to overwhelm the system during high-volume storms.
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