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Halley VI Antarctic Research Station in Antarctica by Hugh Broughton Architects

Saturday, August 10th, 2013

Article source: Hugh Broughton Architects

Halley VI Antarctic Research Station – the world’s first re-locatable research facility – is now in use, signalling a new dawn for 21st Century polar research. Opening one hundred years after Captain Robert Falcon Scott’s Antarctic expeditions, the new state-of-the-art research facility demonstrates the UK’s ambition to remain at the forefront of scientific endeavour.

Image Courtesy © Anthony Dubber

  • Architects: Hugh Broughton Architects
  • Project: Halley VI Antarctic Research Station
  • Location: Antarctica
  • Photography: James Morris, Anthony Dubber, Sam Burrell
  • Client: British Antarctic Survey
  • Structural Engineers: AECOM
  • Main contractor: Galliford Try International
  • Software used: Vectorworks


Winner RIBA International Award 2013

Winner AIA UK Excellence in Design Award – Best Scientific Building 2013

Touring exhibition

Halley VI features in Ice Lab: New Architecture and Science,a touring exhibition curated by the Arts Catalyst for the British Council.

26 July – 2 Oct 2013
: Architecture and Design Scotland, The Lighthouse,

21 October – 6 January: Museum of Science & Industry, Manchester


Comandante Ferraz Antartic Station in Península Keller, Antarctica by Estudio 41

Wednesday, May 1st, 2013

Article source: Estudio 41

In certain places around the world nature sometimes creates adverse conditions for the human body. In these places, thinking a building is almost like building a garment, an artifact that protects and comforts. It is a problem of technological performance, but must be combined with aesthetics. Achieving the human well being is more than working notions of comfort and security; it’s also working spaces in their perceptual and symbolic dimensions. A shelter, a safe place. The new home of Brazil in Antarctica. A place of protection and meeting of people for the production of scientific knowledge.That’s how is faced the task of designing the new Comandante Ferraz Antarctic Station.The void left by fire in 2012 loads of symbolism the importance of this new building, it represents the Brazilian presence in Antarctica as a possibility of scientific contribution along with the international community. It also represents an opportunity for technological development for Brazilian architecture and the domestic industry.

Image Courtesy Estudio 41

  • Architects: Estudio 41
  • Project: Comandante Ferraz Antartic Station
  • Location: Península Keller, Antarctica
  • Project year: 2013
  • Area: 3,200 sqm
  • Project Architects: Emerson Vidigal (ESTÚDIO 41), Eron Costin (ESTÚDIO 41), Fabio Henrique Faria (ESTÚDIO 41), João Gabriel Moura Rosa Cordeiro (ESTÚDIO 41)
  • Consultants: Arch. Guido Petinelli, sustainability (PETINELLI), Arch. Eduardo Brofman, sustainability. Eng. Eduardo Ribeiro, MEP, Arch. Carlos Garmatter, safety and fire fighting, Eng. Ricardo Dias, structural engineering, Eng. Bruno Martinez, sustainability (PETINELLI), Eng. Andre Belloni, sustainability (PETINELLI), Eng. Josiele Patias, geotechnics
  • Colaborators: Arch. Dario Corrêa Durce, Arch. Moacir Zancopé Jr., Martin Goic, Fernando Moleta, Alexandre Kenji, Rafael Fischer


International Polar Foundation Belgian Antarctic Base – “Princess Elisabeth” in Antarctica by Philippe Samyn and Partners

Thursday, March 17th, 2011

The International Polar Foundation (IPF), led by the civil engineer and explorer Alain HUBERT, was commissioned in 2004 by the Belgian Federal government to design, construct and operate a new Belgian Antarctic research station.

Images Courtesy International polar Foundation

  • Architect: Philippe Samyn and Partners
  • Client: Belgian Federal Government
  • Location: Antarctica
  • Project: International Polar Foundation – BELGIAN ANTARCTIC BASE : PRINCESS ELISABETH
  • Year: 2007-2008


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