woods bagot: icebergs for construction sites
woods bagot: icebergs for construction sites woods bagot: icebergs for construction sites
jul 09, 2010

woods bagot: icebergs for construction sites

‘icebergs’ – temporary structures for construction sites by woods bagot

international architectural firm woods bagot has come up with a proposal to resolve the problem of the large amount of blue boards covering stalled construction sites across new york city.

‘icebergs’ – like their namesakes, are created for maximum impact with minimal means multipurpose architectural placeholders until developers resurrect their projects.

conceived from ‘cradle to grave,’ woods bagot’s temporary structure design features recycled, materials that promote efficient delivery, installation, performance and disassembly whilst maximising vital light and air connections. the design uses a modular and reusable steel frame, wrapped in translucent polycarbonate panels at grade and topped by inflated pillows of super-lightweight EFTE (ethylene tetrafluoroethylene). one-tenth the weight of a conventional US taxpayer building and able to be erected and dismantled in days, icebergs deliver speed to market, reduced labour costs, and minimise future development hurdles.

designed specifically to engage the audiences of brand and mission driven organisations, ‘icebergs’ are physical spaces that support a wide range of uses: interactive ‘pop up’ retail sites to exhibitions and cultural events; from local start-ups and not-for-profit organisations to regional and global brands. programmed to flex and seem directly embedded in the city, icebergs are an experience venue and a marquee space where the building becomes iconic and the temporal architecture is an integral part of the event.

scalable and conceived to address a global issue through local results, each iceberg’s off the shelf components are reusable and easy to maintain – ensuring low life-cycle costs and a minimal environmental footprint. importantly, icebergs are transportable in a single shipping container – easily set adrift to dilapidated sites in cities around the world.

at night

able to host various activities

how ‘icebergs’ are assembled and dissassembled

sections of ‘icebergs’

powered by nature’s elements

section view

area’s around manhattan where icebergs can be applied

  • does anyone know which program is used to make this sort of pictograms? is it sketchup? or another 3d app?

    joerg says:
  • Might be AutoCad by Autodesk, hope that helps

    UA says:

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