(From L-R) At the ribbon cutting ceremony: Mr Axel Strotbek, Her Excellency Ms Angelika Viets, Mr Hadi Widjaja Tanaga, James Morrison and Dr Chia Shi-Lu
(From L-R) At the ribbon cutting ceremony: Mr Axel Strotbek, Her Excellency Ms Angelika Viets, Mr Hadi Widjaja Tanaga, James Morrison and Dr Chia Shi-Lu

 

13 December 2012, Singapore – The brand new Audi Centre Singapore was officially opened with a big bang. It was a night of glitz and glamour with local celebrities Michelle Chia, Chen Han Wei, Jacelyn Tay, Zhang Yao Dong, Paige Chua, Ann Kok, including English singer/song-writer James Morrison.

 

Chen Han Wei &Michelle Chia
Chen Han Wei &Michelle Chia

Located at 281 Alexandra Road, the new Audi Centre stood up by its futuristic exterior design and façade. It is designed by the collaborative effort  between Audi AG’s Corporate Architecture Department and Singapore’s own Ong & Ong. The iconic Audi Centre Singapore is the tallest Audi facility in the region, occupying 32,903 square feet (3065.80 square metres) with 8 stories above ground and 3 stories underground.

Especially for this event, the Audi R18 e-tron quattro race car was flown in. This is the race car that won the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the world’s most important endurance race. The Metopolitant Team can’t help but marvel at this cool and futuristic looking race car.

the Audi R18 e-tron quattro race car
The Audi R18 e-tron quattro race car
Unveiled on the same evening as the Audi Centre Singapore is the south-east Asia preview of the new Audi RS 4 Avant that has received glowing reviews from the international press. If that is not enough, yesterday was also the launch of the new Audi Q5, which will officially go on sale on Saturday, 15 December 2012.
Denise Keller with the new Audi Rs 4 Avant
Denise Keller with the new Audi Rs 4 Avant
The Audi Q5 was launched in Singapore yesterday and will go on sale on 15 December 2012.
The Audi Q5 was launched in Singapore yesterday and will go on sale on 15 December 2012.

To top the evening off, the guests were treated by a rare private performance by English singer/songwriter James Morrison. It was a perfect ending to the evening: to sip champagne while listening to the live performance of James Morrison who belted out his hit songs “You Gave Me Something”, “I Won’t Let You Go”, “Broken Strings” and many more, much to the delight of the guests that evening.

Private performance by James Morrison at the opening night of Audi Centre Singapore
Private performance by James Morrison at the opening night of Audi Centre Singapore

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The iconic Audi Centre Singapore
The iconic Audi Centre Singapore

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