The Unburnt Forest
Fire has always been perceived as a dangerous element, causing large-scale, uncontrollable wildfire catastrophes. However, the domestication of fire not only provided light and warmth to human beings, but fire also became the central element around which architecture was first erected. Ever since, fire has been fundamental to human life and further expanded our interactions with the other elements: earth, water, and air.
The project innovates in programs by intertwining the use of fire in a biomass plant with fire experiential and exhibition spaces. Visitors are invited to experience fire through understanding its function and how it generates new purposes of the other three elements. Finally, through the project, fire is no longer seen as a danger but rather a catalyst for creation, allowing the coexistence of fire and forest.