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Scooter Track as Event Location with public Appeal
For the 1998 “Architektursommer” (architecture summer) in Freiburg (Breisgau), a competition between the regional architecture firms from the border triangle (Germany, France, Switzerland) was held with the intention to get contributions regarding the design and realization of temporary facilities with a high degree of public appeal for the summer symposium for architecture in the city center. The budget for the realization and staging of the constructions was extremely low, thus Anarchitekton decided to submit no new concept, but rather to use the limited means as efficiently as possible and consequently suggested renting a scooter track as venue. This track should constitute the center of a city-embracing exhibition concept that was intended to present the locally spread, current architectural topics in the city center attractively. The scooter track was transformed by images and texts in such a way that it no longer reminded one of a...