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ERNEST CHIN

2019-2020

Risking Everything

RIBA Donaldson Medal Award Recipient

Climate change calls for new ways of living. At a time when glaciers are retreating and winters shortening, ‘Save the Ice’ means going against the grain, harnessing ubiquitous and natural winter precipitation in Stockholm as a viable building material for the future. In the age of the Anthropocene, when human activity has had an undeniable influence on the state of Earth, the answer for a new, sustainable building material could lie in taking advantage of different states of the material that constitutes 71% of our planet.

 

Sited on the boundaries of inner city and suburban Stockholm, the project proposes a community hub for Hornstull, Stockholm, centered around ice harnessing and processing techniques. By collecting ice and snow within the city, the proposition aims to use these seasonal materials as a celebratory beacon to bring people across all walks of life together, bridging divides within a city facing integration issues.

BARTLETT UNIT 5
JULIA BACKHAUS - BEN HAYES