Halley VI, Polar Research Facility, Antarctica Development, Antarctic Architecture
Halley VI, Antarctica
Polar Research Station – design by Hugh Broughton Architects + AECOM
19 Nov 2013
The Structural Awards 2013
This project is one of the winners of The Structural Awards 2013.
Award for Sustainability
– Halley VI Antarctic Research Station, Antarctica
Structural Designer: AECOM
The Structural Awards 2013 – winners
23 Jul 2013
Polar Research Station
Design: Hugh Broughton Architects + AECOM
Halley VI Polar Research Station
The first fully relocatable polar research station in the world became fully operational in February 2013 and signals a new dawn for 21st Century polar research. Opening 100 years after Captain Scott’s famed Antarctic expeditions, this new state of the art facility, designed by Hugh Broughton Architects and engineered by AECOM (UK) fulfils the UK’s ambition to remain at the forefront of scientific endeavour.
Located 10,000 miles from the UK on a floating ice shelf, the new station is designed to be self-sufficient, able to withstand freezing winter temperatures of minus 55ºC, have minimal impact on Antarctica’s pristine environment, and be an aesthetically stimulating place to live and work.
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