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Students Head To Finland To Construct Gaudí’s Sagrada Familia From Ice

A team of  from Eindhoven University are set to build a forty metre high model of Antoni Gaudí’s Sagrada Familia out of 'ice'. The project, which follows their completion of the world’s biggest ice dome last year, will be constructed from pykrete and reinforced with wood fibres. The fifty-strong team will head to Finland on the 28th December 2014 to begin construction of the impressive 1:5 scale model, which will be built in only four weeks in order to officially open in the last week of January 2015.

Read about their unique construction method and see photos of the preparatory work after the break.

Dutch Students To Build Gaudí's Sagrada Familia From Ice

A team of students from Eindhoven University are to build a forty metre high model of Antonio Gaudí's Sagrada Familia. The project, which follows the completion of the world's biggest ice dome last year, will be constructed from pykrete and reinforced with wood fibres. Impressively, the 1:4 scale model will be built in only three weeks. Thin layers of water and snow will be sprayed onto large, inflated molds. The pykrete (water mixed with sawdust) will be immediately absorbed by the snow before freezing. According to the organisers, "the wood fiber content makes the material three times as strong as normal ice, and it’s also a lot tougher." Find out more about the project here.

E’ Tower / Wiel Arets Architects

  • Architects: Wiel Arets Architects
  • Location: Eindhoven, North Brabant, The Netherlands
  • Design Team: Wiel Arets, Bettina Kraus, Freyke Hartemink, Daniel Meyer, Mai Henriksen, Jacques van Eyck
  • Collaborators: Dennis Villanueva
  • Client: Stadionkwartier BV, Laurentius-Amvest
  • Consultants: Nelissen BV, Tielemans BV, LBP/Brandveiligheid Erik Janse, SchreuderGroep BV, Scheldebouw BV, DHV BV
  • Area: 16000.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Jan Bitter

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House IV / De Bever Architecten

  • Architects: De Bever Architecten
  • Location: Eindhoven, The Netherlands
  • Architect In Charge: Stefan de Bever, Heleen van Heel, Wim Poell, Emilia Seroviec, Thomas van Weert
  • Construction Engineer: Archimedes Bouwadvies
  • Contractor: Burgtbouw, Deurne
  • Area: 77.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Norbert van Onna

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Eindhoven Airport Extension & Hotel / KCAP Architects&Planners + De Bever Architecten

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Hovenring, Circular Cycle Bridge / ipv Delft

  • Architects: ipv Delft
  • Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
  • Dimensions: Height 70m, Diameter 72m
  • Client: Municipality of Eindhoven
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Courtesy of ipv Delft

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Boiler House Ceres / diederendirrix architects

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In Progress: E' Tower / Wiel Arets Architects

  • Architects: Wiel Arets Architects
  • Location: Mathildelaan, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
  • Project Team: Wiel Arets, Bettina Kraus, Rob Willemse, Julius Klatte, Harold Hermans
  • Consultants: Nelissen BV, Tielemans BV, LBP/Brandveiligheid Erik Janse, SchreuderGroep BV, Scheldebouw BV, DHV BV
  • Client: Stadionkwartier BV, Laurentius-Amvest
  • Area: 0.0 sqm
  • Photographs: Jan Bitter

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Sports Facility Strijp / LIAG architects

  • Architects: LIAG architects
  • Location: Eindhoven, The Netherlands
  • Architects: LIAG architects
  • Design Team: Erik Schotte, Thomas Bögl, Bruce Kee, Carina Nørregaard, Martin Pasman, Arie Aalbers and Hong Siem
  • Area: 4489.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Vulkers Fotografie

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PANalytical / DHV architects

  • Architects: DHV architects
  • Location: Eindhoven, The Netherlands
  • Principal Architect: Robert Collignon
  • Client: PANalytical
  • Contractor: Ballast Nedam (Civil), Burgers Ergon (Utilities)
  • Area: 5.8 sqm
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Photographs: René de Wit

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In Progress: E Tower / Wiel Arets Architects

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The E Tower is a high rise residence that will serve as a landmark within its newly built urban environment while seeking to bring the amenities of a world class hotel to tower’s residents The E Tower is located in an area of Eindhoven whose urban plan was drawn up by the Dutch landscape firm West 8. The original brief for the area includes the E Tower, the E Block and a slender end piece of the adjacent Block J, which are all apartment buildings in this emerging district. A gap between the E Tower and Block J will shape the area’s entrance while simultaneously providing an outdoor space. Each building in this emerging district has been named after one of the world’s cities with the E Tower taking the title of ‘New York’, aptly reflecting its prominent stance within the cluster. Architect: Wiel Arets Architects Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands

Loft Lichttoren / De Bever Architecten

  • Architects: De Bever Architecten
  • Location: Eindhoven, The Netherlands
  • Architects: De Bever Architecten
  • Project Team: Stefan de Bever, Heleen van Heel, Martijn Wilms
  • Area: 110.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Photographs: Courtesy of de bever architecten

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Dwelling Refurbishment in Eindhoven / De Bever Architecten

  • Architects: De Bever Architecten
  • Location: Eindhoven, The Netherlands
  • Architects: De Bever Architecten
  • Project Team: Stefan de Bever, Heleen van Heel, Jan Smits, Thomas van Weert
  • Area: 220.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Photographs: Merel van Beukering

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Colourful Kameleon / COEN!

  • Architects: COEN!
  • Location: Eindhoven, The Netherlands
  • Architects: COEN!
  • Client: Jeweler Kameleon, Eindhoven
  • Area: 50.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2011

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Athletic-LOOP / UArchitects

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Architects: UArchitects – Emile van Vugt and Misak Terzibasiyan Location: Eindhoven, The Netherlands Client: Municipality Eindhoven Drawings/Renders: Courtesy of UArchitects