Arne Quinze designed the structure “Uchronia,” a giant structure made of 2” x 3” wooden boards, for the 2006 Burning Man festival in Death Valley, Nevada, USA. The project was a collaboration between Quinze and Uchronia founder Jan Kriekels, with the latter funding the entire project. Kriekels whose philosophy is that any group of creative individuals can benefit greatly by living and working together by the building of a community through art-making. Once built, the cavernous interior space was accessed by three entrances and was the site of nightly dance parties.
It took 25 people over three weeks to build the structure, which measured 60m x 30m x 15m high. Like every year, the impressive structure was then destroyed as the “final burn” of the weeklong festival, returning the desert to its original state. The burning signified a symbol of transition, not to be afraid of starting anew.