I was fortunate this year to have my design for the Temple of Kiwiburn in early 2017 (the NZ verion of Burning Man).
This involved managing a crew of 11 volunteers, for two weeks, building the structure in the middle of a field, in preparation for the main festival event.
The 1,500 festival participants were then able to use the space to say their fairwells, writing on the walls, before the final ceremonial burning ceremony.
1,000 meters of NZ pine
144 meters of bamboo (24 lengths, at 6 meters)
150 recycled coffee sacks, for the roof
750 meters of manilla rope
500 meters of manilla string
150 meters of LED lights (totalling 4,500 LEDs)
In addition to the superb voluntary build team, often seen in the images below, I also want to say massive thanks to:
Paloma Gardens – For not only letting us take away for free, but also helping us carry and load around 60 lengths of structural bamboo, from their incredibly beautiful gardens, near Fordell, Whanganui.
Coffee Supreme – For letting us collect for free, over 150 coffee bags, from their Roastery in Wellington.