The TU/e students that built the biggest ice dome ever in Finland are back in the Netherlands. Today, they received an honorary reception.
The ice dome was 30 meters wide and made of a special type of ice, mixed with wood pulp, in order to make it extra sturdy.
The building of the Ice Dome did not go as smoothly as anticipated due to unfavourable weather conditions in Finland at the time – it was not cold enough. Furthermore, someone pulled the plug out of the big balloon which was the base of the dome, which did not help of course.
Eventually, the mission was accomplished and the students received an honorary reception. The reception took place at the Vertigo Building, at the Civil Engineering Faculty.