Sculpture in Motion: Porsche Experience Center by HOK

In the lobby of the Atlanta building that serves as Porsche’s North American headquarters, combined with an “experience center” for consumers, HOK parked a 1970 Le Mans race car on the epoxy floor. Photography by Eric Laignel.

Miniature Porsches race on the reception area’s model track in solid-surfacing. Photography by Eric Laignel.

The human-size driving track passes through the building’s court­yard. Photography by Eric Laignel.

Solid-surfacing also tops the reception desk. Photography by Eric Laignel.

Leather upholsters chairs and a bench in the lobby. Photography by Eric Laignel.

The café welcomes the public with a pair of Eero Saarinen lounge chairs in a corner. Photography by Eric Laignel.

From across the lobby, the suspended pieces of acrylic in Pure Energy appear to be an abstract composition. Photography by Eric Laignel.

The acrylic pieces come together as the outlines of a Porsche 918 Spyder when viewed from below. Photography by Eric Laignel.

Epoxy gives way to nylon carpet in the simulation lab. Photography by Eric Laignel.

Below the stairs, freestanding letters refer to the center’s address, 1 Porsche Drive. Photography by Eric Laignel.

Vintage Porsches get worked on by mechanics in the training school. Photography by Eric Laignel.

Learning on a new 911 in the school. Photography by Eric Laignel.

Stools by Frag in the café. Photography by Eric Laignel.

A corridor’s floorboards of engineered Norwegian oak. Photography by Eric Laignel.

The building encompasses six levels, three below-grade. Photography by Eric Laignel.

A manager’s office. Photography by Eric Laignel.

Plastic laminate clad­ding a custom cabinet in the lounge. Photography by Eric Laignel.

Scale models on its custom shelves in stainless steel, acrylic, and glass. Photography by Eric Laignel.

Among the first production models, a 1950’s classic is displayed in the restoration shop. Photography by Eric Laignel.

Stairs rise one level from the lobby. Photography by Eric Laignel.

Restaurant 356, also open to the public, features a bar in quartz composite. Photography by Eric Laignel.

The current ad campaign appears on LED screens in the lobby. Photography by Eric Laignel.

Chairs by Chadwick Studio populate the employee cafeteria. Photography by Eric Laignel.

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