Princess Elisabeth – Antarctica Building

Princess Elisabeth, Zero Emission Station, Antarctica Development, Antarctic Architecture

Princess Elisabeth Station, Antarctica

Antarctic Zero Emission Facility – design by International Polar Foundation

23 Jul 2013

Energy Efficient Facility Antarctica

Design: International Polar Foundation

Location: Antarctica

Princess Elisabeth Antarctica
photo : René Robert

Princess Elisabeth Antarctica

Princess Elisabeth Antarctica Conceived, designed, constructed and operated by the International Polar Foundation (Belgium), Princess Elisabeth is Antarctica’s first zero-emission station.

Energy Efficient Facility Antarctica by International Polar Foundation
photo : René Robert

Perched on a nunatuk, 200km from the coast, at an altitude of 1400m, the aerodynamic stainless steel structure can withstand strong Antarctic wind, and is layered so that no form of interior heating is needed. The station seamlessly integrates renewable wind and solar energy, water treatment facilities, passive building technologies and a smart grid for maximising energy efficiency.

Antarctica Energy Efficient Facility by International Polar Foundation
photo : René Robert

Energy Efficient Facility Antarctica by International Polar Foundation Antarctica Building Princess Elisabeth Antarctica Building by International Polar Foundation
photos : René Robert

Princess Elisabeth Antarctica information / images from the British Council


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Antarctica is Earth’s southernmost continent. It contains the geographic South Pole and is situated in the Antarctic region of the Southern Hemisphere, almost entirely south of the Antarctic Circle, and is surrounded by the Southern Ocean. At 14,000,000 square kilometres (5,400,000 square miles), it is the fifth-largest continent. For comparison, the continent is nearly twice the size of Australia. About 98% of the continent is covered by ice that averages 1.9 km (1.2 mi; 6,200 ft) in thickness, which extends to all but the northernmost reaches of the Antarctic Peninsula.
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