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Burning Man Selects Giant Spiraling Temple Design for 2018

Burning Man 2018 Temple - Galaxia by Mamou-Mani Architects

While we wait for Black Rock City to fill with incredible, innovative installations for the Burning Man Festival, the organization has released a little something to get us excited for the I, Robot-themed 2018 event. The winning project for the Burning Man Temple, a sanctuary space of respite for all festivalgoers, was recently revealed by the Burning Man Journal. French architect Arthur Mamou-Mani of the Mamou-Mani Architects submitted the winning project, Galaxia.

Mamou-Mani is no stranger to Burning Man, as he has brought many installations through the years with his architecture students from the University of Westminster in London. For Galaxia, he's created a spectacular spiraling cone formed from 20 timber trusses. Describing the work as a “giant 3D printed mandala,” Galaxia is the perfect retreat from the chaos of Burning Man.

“Galaxia celebrates hope in the unknown, stars, planets, black holes, the movement uniting us in swirling galaxies of dreams,” the firm writes. “A superior form of Gaia in Isaac Asimov’s Foundation series, Galaxia is the ultimate network, the fabric of the universe connecting living beings into one entity.”

If you want to get involved with supporting the project, Burning Man is currently running a campaign to help financially support the building of this fantastical structure.

The 2018 Burning Man Temple, Galaxia, is a 195-foot wide and 65-foot high spiraling timber structure designed by French architect Arthur Mamou-Mani.

Burning Man 2018 Temple - Galaxia by Mamou-Mani Architects

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h/t: [ArchDaily]

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