02 Jul 2019
Brasserie 2050 was the restaurant for the future at the Lowlands Festival in the Netherlands, which took place 17-19 August 2018. The pop-up restaurant was created for international cooperative bank Rabobank by festival organizer Mojo, the pavilion housing the restaurant was built as a temporary barn from borrowed, hired and dismountable standard building materials by spatial designers Overtreders W. Imagining what the world will need to eat to support its predicted population of 10 billion in 2050, the concept restaurant served up a sustainable menu, which included "no waste" bread baked from potato peelings and pesto made from kitchen leftovers.
The completely circular, breathtaking and futuristic building proved to be one of the hotspots at the 2018 edition of the Lowlands Festival. It was a futuristic and yet cozy place, clearly standing out from the other food stalls at the festival, seating 100 visitors at the same time. In total, more than 5000 people enjoyed a futureproof meal at Brasserie 2050 during the 3 days of the festival. The design of the pavilion combined low-tech and high-tech farming elements and gave insight into the future of food production. The pavilion can be built up and broken down quickly and has started traveling across Europe after its première at Lowlands.
The entire pavilion is made of standard building materials: the main construction consists of 5 rows of standard pallet racks, while mesh box pallets filled with bags of grain make sure the pavilion is not blown away by the wind. The racks and the mesh box pallets will be returned to the supplier after the 3 years of use. The tables and benches were made of recycled plastic that can be recycled again, and the roof was made of lightweight corrugated plastic sheets that can be either repurposed or recycled.