In the summer of 2017 archoutloud challenged designers with the task of imagining a system to deter human intrusion into the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in New Mexico for the next 10,000 years. The Waste Isolation Pilot Plant is home to highly radioactive waste ( a by-product of nuclear weaponry production) buried deep beneath the earth. It is essential that the site remains undisturbed for the duration of the waste's decay.
This massive labyrinth gives no access to the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant. The labyrinth opens only on four exterior sides. This establishes that the only good outcome of entering the labyrinth is a successful escape. In response to humanity’s inability to understand a circumstance 10,000 years into the future the legend of the labyrinth will be understood as a bad omen. This recognition of a negative energy shall reject imposition for 10,000 years.