Recycled Urban Icebergs Revitalize Stalled Construction Projects

by , 07/12/10

woods bagot, urban iceberg, sustainable materials, iceberg, stalled construction

The ‘Icebergs’, as seen at Bustler, are designed to be versatile spaces with minimal infrastructure and construction requirements, serving as architectural placeholders rather than real buildings. Woods Bagot envisions the temporary installations that look high quality and could attract top-notch vendors while encouraging developers to start working again. The unique spaces could support a wide range of uses, like pop-up retail shops, exhibitions, cultural events, or even temporary spaces for non-profit start-ups. A special lighting system could project images and brand logos up on the peaks of the icebergs to advertise the space.

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  1. Shanita Gulick March 14, 2011 at 4:53 pm

    very enjoyable read i have learnt a lot from this post

  2. evadress November 3, 2010 at 1:01 pm

    Seems like a great concept, but what are the costs involved for placing and activating/running an iceberg vs. the cost of merley leaving the sites covered in the usual manner?

  3. Iceberg on the Baltic i... September 3, 2010 at 1:31 pm

    […] to a resort located on the Åland Islands in the Baltic Sea. What resulted was an incredible iceberg shaped building that sits beautifully on the waterscape and provokes onlookers to consider new, […]

  4. davidwayneosedach July 16, 2010 at 1:27 pm

    I love looking at those urban icebergs!

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