Ice is a well-known material, but as a building material it is quite uncommon. The goal of the project is to realize an ice structure whi...
Ice is a well-known material, but as a building material it is quite uncommon. The goal of the project is to realize an ice structure which is based on the design of the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona. The design will consist of several domes. One dome will have a height of 30 meters, which will be the highest ice dome in the world. In order to achieve such heights the use of reinforced ice will be needed. A mixture of wooden fibers and plain ice will result in an ice-composite, so called pykrete, that will be three times stronger than plain ice. Along the use of wooden fibers the use of textiles and ropes are also investigated to be used as a reinforcement for the ice structure. The construction of the ice structure will start in the last week of December 2014 and will be finished in the second week of January 2015. The 'Sagrada Familia in Ice' will be built in the municipality of Juuka, Finland.