Audi Le Mans

Focused on

Once a year in Le Mans (Fran­ce), 50 cars dri­ve around a cir­cuit for 24 hours. For several con­se­cu­ti­ve years, we were asked to design a pop-up restau­rant right next to the track for enter­tain­ment – and of cour­se dining – pur­po­ses. Our Audi Racing Gar­den pro­vi­ded a cool cur­ve to off­set the hot tar. In kee­ping with the sus­taina­bi­li­ty award, which para­do­xi­cal­ly also exists for this race, the mate­ri­als and recy­c­la­bi­li­ty of the restau­rant con­cept ent­i­ced visi­tors from the out­set – after having expe­ri­men­ted with its basic struc­tu­ral appearan­ce as an ener­gy curve.

Temporary architecture

Rela­xa­ti­on when it was most nee­ded: we crea­ted a green oasis using dura­ble, sus­tainab­le mate­ri­als that beca­me the cent­re of atten­ti­on along­side the on-track action three years in a row. We used unt­rea­ted wood, a varie­ty of plants and bright fur­nis­hings to crea­te a tem­pora­ry retre­at that sim­ply for­ces you to ease off the gas. In com­bi­na­ti­on with clear, mini­ma­list shapes, we crea­ted the per­fect place to relax, sur­roun­ded by speed and the pres­su­re to perform.

Le Mans, France
Total area:
560 m²
Con­struc­tion time:
9 days