ICEBERGS

ICEBERGS at the National Building Museum, by James Corner Field Operations. Photo by Timothy Schenck.

July 2, 2016–September 5, 2016

Designed by James Corner Field Operations, the installation opened as part of the annual Summer Block Party series. Visitors had the opportunity to:

  • Explore a fantastical glacial sea designed by landscape architects
  • Ascend to a viewing area inside the tallest berg
  • Traverse an undersea bridge or slide down an ice chute
  • Try Japanese kakigori shaved ice provided by the restaurant Daikaya
  • Learn about how design can transform spaces and lives

ICEBERGS is built from re-usable construction materials, such as scaffolding and polycarbonate paneling. The 20′ high “water line” allows panoramic views from high above the ocean surface and down below among the towering bergs. The tallest “bergy bit,” at 56′, reaches to the third story balcony of the Museum.

Sponsors

ICEBERGS is supported by The American Institute of Architects and Plazit-Polygal Group.

Live webcam technology by EarthCam.

The Museum also acknowledges the following organizations for their support of ICEBERGS and Design Community Night:

HDR
The Meltzer Group
American Society of Landscape Architects
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP
Atmosphere, Inc.
Perkins+Will
EYP Architecture & Engineering
STUDIOS Architecture