Ready-Made Pavilion for the Ice and Energy Economy

Cities condense energy in highways, market hubs, banks and servers, heat or cold  power plants and so on. The potential for aggregation of energy and usage is directly related to the metropolis’ potential for growth. Being opportunistic about this, can be an  instrument of ecological awareness, and open sustainable opportunities for the upcoming reality of megacities.

The Pavilion is a spatially materialized Cycle of Carnot, that utilizes the dissipated energy of ice production -deeply connected to the local activity – to  generate a comfortable outdoor public space year round, through very simple and passive adaptations.

A series of standard technologies create a ready-made thermodynamic space for the ice and energy economy of the XXIst Century. The space will have a strong  programmatic hybrid character: partly a meeting point, partly a commercial space, and partly a market space that coexist and participate from one single energetic and economic cycle.



client: Seoul International Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism 2017

location: Seoul

program: Meeting point

area: 200 m2

status: In progress


ARCHITECTURE: Iñaki Ábalos, Renata Sentkiewicz, Jerónimo van Schendel (AS+)
Project Director: Jerónimo van Schendel
Collaborators: Laura Florentín, Alejandra Salvador


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