What is the Eternal Fire?

The Eternal Fire is an installation that will teach itself to keep burning forever. This sweep of long term energy sustainability aims to be a metaphor for the long and difficult relation humans have with one of their first and most prominant piece of technology: Fire.

Here are some sketches to what the fire aims to be in the long term:

 

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The eternal fire along with 816 Trees spread over 8000m2 of ground.

The growing of trees and the burning of the concentrated fire will be enough to sustain it forever.

This is how the calculations are made:

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The fire can cut the trees with cutting robots.

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Trees are planted under a small degree to make the fall directionally fixed.

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Tree branches are bind together to keep the fitting maximal.