A submarine-like structure could produce a new iceberg every month
Spotted: Indonesian designers Faris Rajak Kotahatuhaha, Denny Lesm Ana Budi and Fiera Alifa have proposed a submarine-like structure to float around the Arctic that can “give birth” to an iceberg (or ice “baby”) every month.
Moreover, the freezer not only produces icebergs, the icebergs are “salt-free.” Why does this matter? At present, arctic ice contains an increasing amount of salt. As a result, the freezing point of water becomes more elevated and triggers the ice to melt faster.
The project, coined “Re-freeze the Arctic: re-iceberg-isation Hexagonal Tubular Ice Arctic,” was part of the ASA (the Association of Siamese Architects) International Design Competition 2019, for which the team finished as the runner-up.
The freezer involves an on-going process of reverse osmosis that divides fresh water from salt water. Upon the division, the salt water is expelled and only fresh water is enclosed in the freezer. After a month, a new iceberg is released. The icebergs are also made in a hexagonal-like figures, as this has been considered the most appropriate shape for ice to stick to other, existing ice.