ICEBERGS

Organization: 
National Building Museum
Exhibition Dates: 
Jul. 02, 2016 to Sep. 05, 2016

Visit ICEBERGS in the Museum's Great Hall. Designed by James Corner Field Operations, the installation opens as part of the annual Summer Block Party series, July 2 - September 5.

Visitors will:

  • 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
  • Sample 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, a material commonly used in building greenhouses. 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. ICEBERGS occupies a total area of 12,540 square feet.

Address: 
401 F Street NW
Washington,  District Of Columbia  20001
United States
Posted by aao on July 7, 2016 - 12:00am