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July 26, 2005

Halley Research Station

A "futuristic design" has been chosen for the new British Antarctic Survey Halley Research Station. The Faber Maunsell concept looks straight-forward to build. Perhaps it was the climbing wall that sold it. I wonder if they are looking for an anthropologist...

The new modular station, elevated on ski-based jackable legs to avoid burial by snow, can be towed across the ice. The modules are simple to construct and can be re-arranged or relocated inland periodically as the ice shelf flows towards the sea. A central module packed with stimulating areas for recreation and relaxation is flanked by a series of modules designed to suit the changing needs of the science programmes. It features renewable energy sources and new environmental strategies for fuel, waste and material handling.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at July 26, 2005 08:37 AM

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