About the Project

The industry-first facility, which includes Porsche’s North American headquarters, comprises a 1.6-mile driver-development track, classic-car gallery, restoration center, driving simulator lab, a retail store, and a fine dining restaurant. A state-of-the-art business center features 13,000 square feet of space for events and conferences. 

Not surprisingly, noise suppression was an issue that needed to be addressed within the interior space of the hundred-million-dollar complex, whose design has earned architectural accolades.

The contractor counted on Southern Wall Systems to install a high-performance acoustical wall and ceiling plastering. 

Further, not only would the plaster provide excellent sound absorption, we rendered walls and ceilings alike both smooth and seamless, in keeping with the bold, clean lines of the complex, which mirrors the classic look and feel of Porsche automobiles.

Fun facts

  • In 1900, at age 25, founder Ferdinand Porsche designed the first hybrid gasoline-electric car for an Austrian company. 
  • Ferdinand later designed what would become the Volkswagen Beetle as well as race cars for the likes of Daimler.
  • Porsche’s model 911 was originally dubbed the 901; Peugeot protested on the grounds that in France it had exclusive rights to car names formed by three numbers with a zero in the middle. Hence the change to 911.
  • The prancing horse on the Porsche crest is reminiscent of the equally equine Ferrari logo. Porsche took it from the coat of arms of Stuttgart, the company’s home—and so did Ferrari when the mother of an Italian flying ace during WWI shot down a German over Stuttgart.

Architect: HOK

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