CONNECT WITH THE SKY AND THE ELEMENTS.

LOOK INTO YOUR INNER HARMONY. FEEL. WALK AND UNDERSTAND.

LET THEM IN, THEY´RE HERE: THE PAIUTE.

Black Rock City, a place of arid and harsh land, a magical dimension, home of the Paiutes. Who are they? They´re mystical people with cosmological rituals and the old tradition of looking at the universe through the dark night sky. Burning Man takes place here, because of the special connection with its history and the culture of its past. The place recovers the essence and roots of ancestors who crossed the great desert. The trace of the new city evokes the origin and essence of the Paiutes, starting from the sun as the center of the universe, represented as the man. From this structural element arises the axes of the main streets which go from north to south, east to west, and the equinoxes and solstices marked.

The Paiutes lived both in caves and small round houses that are represented in the visitor’s camps´ structure. The bus stations are framed with 28 constellations. In the north of the city, a general viewpoint called Earth is located. This is the farthest point from which you can see the whole of the space. The city will be framed by iconic elements and landmarks. You will be able to locate every point in the city and acknowledge the cosmological vision of the Paiutes.

This upgrade of the city´s design will provide better mobility throughout the city, with or without your bike; a pedestrian city is always a better space for communication, interaction, and consciousness. It will also stimulate the possibility of chance-encounters along the ways. Pedestrian-only streets will enable supply markets and safer streets for all.

Our proposal is based upon three main concepts:

Cosmology: acknowledging the place´s roots and the ideas of its original inhabitants.

Usability: develop appropriate zoning for better camp/city dynamics.

Engagement: create a stronger transportation system to strengthen up the human flow through the city.

       

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