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River Thames redesign could see ice rinks lapse to a waterway

December 9th, 2015 by admin | Filed under Blog.
  • ‘Frost Flowers’ would be a collection of retractable jetties over a water
  • Scheme would revive annual event, that saw tools of a stream solidified  
  • The site would horde open ice-skating, markets and exhibitions in London

Georgia Diebelius For Mailonline

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Ice rinks might shortly lapse to a aspect of a River Thames interjection to a new concept.

Plans to emanate ‘Frost Flowers’ – a array of healthy ice rinks on a aspect of a stream – were suggested currently by creator NBBJ.

The intrigue would revive a once-annual event, that saw tools of a Thames solidified until a early 1830s, by introducing a collection of retractable jetties that would spread over tools of a H2O into vast round discs.


This aspect would be a site of a renewed Frost Fair, hosting open ice-skating, markets and exhibitions

This aspect would be a site of a renewed Frost Fair, hosting open ice-skating, markets and exhibitions

The London-based design use skeleton to reconstruct a tradition, that finished 185 years ago, and introduce retractable jetties that would spread into vast round discs.

Submerged somewhat next a H2O level, a pan-shaped platforms would besiege a skinny dish of H2O from a upsurge of a River Thames and capacitate a H2O to naturally freeze. 

This aspect would afterwards turn a site of a renewed Frost Fair, hosting open ice-skating, markets and exhibitions.

The strange eventuality in a 1800s saw London Bridge extent a upsurge of a stream and means it to solidify over for vast tools of a winter for a celebration.

Scheme would deliver a collection of retractable jetties 'Frost Flowers' that would spread over tools of a H2O into vast round discs

Scheme would deliver a collection of retractable jetties ‘Frost Flowers’ that would spread over tools of a H2O into vast round discs

Submerged somewhat next a H2O level, a pan-shaped platforms would besiege a skinny dish of H2O from a upsurge of a River Thames and capacitate a H2O to naturally freeze

Submerged somewhat next a H2O level, a pan-shaped platforms would besiege a skinny dish of H2O from a upsurge of a River Thames and capacitate a H2O to naturally freeze

Created from a elementary foldaway structure, a plan would during a start of winter be commissioned and blending to mixed locations via London.

Christian Coop, Design Director of NBBJ, said: ‘In a dense, complicated city such as London a Thames provides a singular open perspective where a story and origins of this good city can be viewed. 

‘New space is now desperately needed, and accordingly we looked to a birthright to find one probable solution.’ 

Created from a elementary foldaway structure, a plan would during a start of winter be commissioned and blending to mixed locations via London

Created from a elementary foldaway structure, a plan would during a start of winter be commissioned and blending to mixed locations via London


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