The 'passive igloo project' needs your support

This is a project that questions issues of sustainability and environment and explores the living conditions of tomorrow.

You can become a partner by engaging in the passive igloo project by offering a financial support - however modest, a gift or loan of equipment, or helping with your competence and skills. By joining, you contribute to a lighthouse project and give visibility to your business, your product, your activities. More information...

Some partners and about thirty enthusiasts of all ages and backgrounds who are interested in environmental and technological issues, the flavor of adventure and the human dimension have already joined the passive igloo project.

By becoming a partner, you support a pionerering, small-scale and low-footprint project, led by a committed team. By becoming a partner, you give life to an extraordinary adventure.

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Industrial partners

SIG - services industriels de Genève

Financial support

Klingenburg GmbH

Expertise and supply ex-gratia of high performance counterflow heat exchangers.

swisspor Romandie SA

Expertise and supply ex-gratia of special high performance expanded polystyrene products for the passive igloo construction and hull insulation.

Honda Suisse SA

Provision of a heated workshop to accomodate the passive igloo during construction.



Institutional partners

The Polar Secretariat : Danish Agency for Science, Technology and Innovation (DASTI)

Greenland Institute of Natural Resources :

Météo France

University of Brest

University of Savoie

University of Geneva

Associative partners

Yachting Club CERN : YCC

oceaneye :


Special thanks to Remy, Colette, Rob, Lisa, Mathilde, Dolores, Haude, Reto, Peter, Christophe, Christine, Kalle, Pascal, Patrick, Dimitri, Miguel, Stéphane, Ivan, David, Hans, Jakob, Barbara, Perle, Cora, Jean-Guillaume, Melvin, Jonas, Clementine, Sylvie, Bernard, Estelle, Valentine and the numerous members from YCC for their help,interest, advice, ideas and passionate participation.


... and Eric Brossier from the Vagabond, specially for climatic and ice releted data that were of special interest for simulation and design of the passive igloo.



haude morel & peter.gallinelli September 2015