Rimac Automobili unveils state-of-the-art EV campus in Croatia
EV hypercar manufacturer and electric technology specialist, Rimac Automobili, has announced that it has unveiled the design for its new state-of-the-art home in Croatia, comprising an on-site test track, accommodation, and museum.
Replicating its status as a strategic partner to the likes of Hyundai-Kia and Porsche, Rimac is now looking to bring together all of its people and functions in one unique, remarkable place.
The eye-catching complex, prudently designed by famous Croatian architectural practice, 3LHD, will showcase the brand's spirit and focus on attention to detail, with an extensive wishlist to future-proof its new home.
The new complex will also be its international R&D and production base and facilitate the company to ramp up from prototype and smaller volume projects to high-volume production of its high-performance electric drivetrain and battery systems for many global car companies.
The new site has been designed around the idea of providing the best possible working environment for an international workforce and is located only a couple of kilometers from Rimac's current home. It inhabits a site of 200,000m2 while the built area will be 100,000m2. It is projected to be completed by 2023.
It will comprise spaces that have been refined to be friendly, open, and warm, with more than a hint of fun. At the same time, befitting the company's leading-edge technology status, it will be contemporary, light-filled, and take inspiration from its natural surroundings.
In the long term, the new site will accommodate over 2,500 employees and significant production facilities, well over double today's current headcount.
Linking this building to the next will be a large, glazed restaurant subtly built into the landscape with sweeping views on either side. At one end will be the retail space and kindergarten. At the other, the reception and showroom and museum.
On the opposite of its fork design will be its production and testing facilities, encompassing design, prototyping, and reverse engineering. At the rear will be the entrance to the beating heart of the site, its production plant which will house machining, components, and vehicle assembly, battery production, composites production, and paint shop.