William McDonough’s ICEhouse constructed for fifth time at World Economic Forum Meeting in Davos

Monday 04th February 2019

 

Last month, designer and green building thought leader William McDonough exhibited the ICEhouse™ (Innovation for the Circular Economy house) at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland. This year marked the fourth year the construction served as a meeting space for the WEF and its fifth assembly and disassembly.

The ICEhouse demonstrates key concepts of McDonough’s work and Circular Economy thinking including Design for Disassembly and Products As A Service. Specifically, the creation of the ICEhouse’s WonderFrame™ structure was designed to be constructed using simple tools to allow quick assembly and disassembly without waste. Conceived for Hub Culture, the structure was assembled for the one week of gatherings and was disassembled again and stored in a container until the next construction.

 

 

The ICEhouse also featured the first Cradle to Cradle Certified™ carpet tiles which were manufactured by Shaw Contract, a member of WorldGBC’s Corporate Advisory Board. This year, the team utilised Shaw’s used carpet reclamation program, ‘We Want it Back,’ by returning the previously used carpet tiles to be separated and recycled for future reuse. The ICEhouse is currently carpeted with a design from the A Walk in The Garden collection, a collaboration between Shaw Contract and McDonough inspired by his experience in China. This endeavour kicks off an important year for the Shaw and McDonough collaboration — the 20-year anniversary of working together to embrace Cradle to Cradle Design.

“Shaw understands the Cradle to Cradle Circular Economy concept that you’re storing your materials on your customers’ floors,” said McDonough. “They understand that this is more than just an economic resource – it’s an economic relationship. Shaw is providing the ability to bring their customers new carpet powered by clean energy, clean water, people meaningfully engaged and safe healthy materials – reclaiming constantly valuable materials.”

Catriona Brady, Head of WorldGBC’s Better Places for People project was invited by Shaw to interview William McDonough, a previous winner of the WorldGBC Chair’s Award in 2017 about the ICEhouse in Davos.

You can watch the full interview below:

 

 

To find out more about the ICEhouse, click here.

To find out more about Shaw, click here.

 

 

Last month, designer and green building thought leader William McDonough exhibited the ICEhouse™ (Innovation for the Circular Economy house) at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland. This year marked the fourth year the construction served as a meeting space for the WEF and its fifth assembly and disassembly.

The ICEhouse demonstrates key concepts of McDonough’s work and Circular Economy thinking including Design for Disassembly and Products As A Service. Specifically, the creation of the ICEhouse’s WonderFrame™ structure was designed to be constructed using simple tools to allow quick assembly and disassembly without waste. Conceived for Hub Culture, the structure was assembled for the one week of gatherings and was disassembled again and stored in a container until the next construction.

 

 

The ICEhouse also featured the first Cradle to Cradle Certified™ carpet tiles which were manufactured by Shaw Contract, a member of WorldGBC’s Corporate Advisory Board. This year, the team utilised Shaw’s used carpet reclamation program, ‘We Want it Back,’ by returning the previously used carpet tiles to be separated and recycled for future reuse. The ICEhouse is currently carpeted with a design from the A Walk in The Garden collection, a collaboration between Shaw Contract and McDonough inspired by his experience in China. This endeavour kicks off an important year for the Shaw and McDonough collaboration — the 20-year anniversary of working together to embrace Cradle to Cradle Design.

“Shaw understands the Cradle to Cradle Circular Economy concept that you’re storing your materials on your customers’ floors,” said McDonough. “They understand that this is more than just an economic resource – it’s an economic relationship. Shaw is providing the ability to bring their customers new carpet powered by clean energy, clean water, people meaningfully engaged and safe healthy materials – reclaiming constantly valuable materials.”

Catriona Brady, Head of WorldGBC’s Better Places for People project was invited by Shaw to interview William McDonough, a previous winner of the WorldGBC Chair’s Award in 2017 about the ICEhouse in Davos.

You can watch the full interview below:

 


 

To find out more about the ICEhouse, click here.

To find out more about Shaw, click here.