Competition winners for Antarctica base announced

Published:  14 August, 2005

Halley stationi

The competition to design the Halley VI Research Station in Antarctica has been won by Faber Maunsell and Hugh Broughton Architects. The new prefabricated modular research station features a central social and recreational module (red in this graphic). The station is designed to adapt to the changing external conditions and future science needs of BAS.

Peter Ayres, project director with Faber Maunsell, tells us that the design pays particular attention to the needs for a sustainable, energy-efficient solution that complies in full with the Antarctic Treaty Protocol.

‘Minimising environmental impact during construction and lifespan has been a big issue for our design. Each highly insulated module incorporates low-energy and sustainable principles to help reduce the station’s environmental impact.

‘When it comes to eventual decommissioning, the station can be easily moved and taken apart. We consider Halley VI to be a visitor to Antarctica, not a resident.’



comments powered by Disqus

Search

Welcome

Welcome to Modern Building Services Online, the web edition of Modern Building Services (MBS) journal and the UK's most popular Building Services engineering site. Modern Building Services covers the entire Building Services Engineering industry. This site contains archived content from the journal, plus web-specific content.

When you go to our digital edition, you can also access the archive of digital editions.
September 2018: DIGITAL EDITION

ARCHIVE OF DIGITAL EDITIONS

Modern Building services has a group
on Linkedin - join us!

BESA conference 2018

Show

Jobs

  • Senior Building Services Engineer

      Invitations are invited from experienced Building Services Engineers to assist in the development of a new division within an established professional practice. The projects will be predominantly with Defence-related and Government establishments but w......

  • Building Energy Management Systems (BEMS) Engineer

      Consistently rated amongst the world's best universities, Imperial College London is a science-based institution with a reputation for excellence in teaching and research. Imperial has one of the largest and most diverse university estate portfolios in......

  • Engineering Technical Assistant

      Consistently rated amongst the world's best universities, Imperial College London is a science-based institution with a reputation for excellence in teaching and research. Imperial has one of the largest and most diverse university estate portfolios in......

more jobs »

Poll

"Is the Building Services industry lagging behind in the implementation of BIM?"



Calendar