911 Love: Marc Fornes

Star architect Marc Fornes designed the futuristic sculpture, which served as a gigantic garage for the world premiere of the Macan in Singapore.


Be it on Google’s Charleston East campus in Silicon Valley, at Expo 2017 in Kazakhstan, or on the cruise ship Harmony of the Seas, architect Marc Fornes delights people all over the world with his art. The Frenchman’s creative work is characterized by outsize sculptures that combine shapes and structures in a unique way through the use of high-tech materials. For the world premiere of the new all-electric Macan, Fornes created his futuristic version of a two-car garage. In Singapore, the ultrathin installation made from aluminum and consisting of 6,000 individual parts served as the perfect stage for a future-oriented vehicle.

What is love?
Doing something despite everything.

How are you?
Inspired. I’m just back from the world premiere of the new Macan in Singapore – the time I spent with the Porsche family was incredibly exciting.

The Porsche 911 in three words?
Who knows, knows.

Which simple things can make you happy?
A snow day and chocolate.

What would you never do in a 911?
Be bored.

What’s your favorite road?
As I am originally from Strasbourg on the border between France and Germany, without hesitation the unlimited section of the autobahn.

What can distract you?
Anything happening through the window – I am a dreamer.

Three things you would take to a desert island?
A pillow, a multi-tool, and a solar-powered satellite phone.

Is there a historical figure you admire?
Jacques-Yves Cousteau – an adventurer, visionary, activist, and businessman.

What on a 911 could you do without?
The cigarette lighter button.

And what couldn’t you?
The “click” sound when closing the door.

What music did you wake up to this morning?
My daughter singing We Are The World.

Your favorite film?
The documentary Dogtown & Z-Boys.

Your favorite book?
Life, the biography of Keith Richards.

Where do you long to be?
The sand dunes of Namibia.

Your most treasured possession?
My air-cooled 911.

Your secret?
I bite my nails. But zip it, lock it, and put it in your pocket.

The 911 moment of your life?
The quest of finding the very exact one.

Your best advice?
This is especially for creatives: never ever stop producing.

What would no one expect of you?
I am shy beyond imaginable.

Marc Fornes

Born: 1975
Residence: New York City
Profession: Architect and artist
Porsche: 911 Carrera (993), built in 1996

What links the worlds of architecture and car design? In a new four-part series for the Porsche Newsroom, Marc Fornes and Vice President Style Porsche Michael Mauer explore the many parallels ahead of a very special moment in Porsche product history. 

Frank Kayser
Frank Kayser

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Consumption data

911 Carrera T

  • 10.9 – 10.3 l/100 km
  • 247 – 233 g/km
  • G Class

911 Carrera T

Fuel consumption* / Emissions*
Fuel consumption* combined (WLTP) 10.9 – 10.3 l/100 km
CO₂ emissions* combined (WLTP) 247 – 233 g/km
CO₂ class G