Icehouse Berlin

Berlin 2004
Client: Ing DiBa
Services: [§ 15 HOAI] Lph
Total floor area: 120 m²

On behalf of the ING DiBa Bank, the largest "Ice House" in Europe was built. The starting point for the campaign was the claim to create something unique that makes the Bank's transparency clear. The 86-tonne house, consisting of around 1,000 ice blocks, was built in six German cities. The bungalow reminiscent of a building housed an open plan living and sleeping room with kitchen and separate bathroom. A steel skeleton consisting of pedestal, columns and roof was constructed, which was filled with ice walls and ice furniture and furnished.

The 50 cm thick walls of cloudy and clear ice blocks kept the temperature inside at a constant 2 - 3°C.