NBBJ is an architectural firm in the running for creating an innovative skating rink design for the River Thames located in London for tourists and citizens to enjoy during the winter months. The rink will creatively be designed to look like a modular flower rather than a traditional square with the structure being designed to be functional with the river's water supply.
The rink is known as the Frost Flowers, gaining its name from the geometric triangular petal designs that protrude from a centre pivot. The pieces, know as jetties, are engineered to scoop up water from the river that is then used to form the ice rink. In the summer when the rink isn't in use, the jetty petals fold upwards till needed again for the winter.