19 Dec 2019 - 15 Mar 2020
10:00 - 22:00
Today’s urban space is ever-changing. The cities of tomorrow will need to dynamically employ technology to meet requirements of identity, liveability and sustainability. Inspiration for the architecture of the future can be found in cutting-edge projects in remote and extreme environments, as typified by the Halley VI Antarctic Research Station.
Extreme environments place unusual demands on architecture. Months without sunlight and temperatures as low as -56oC mean that the walls of Halley VI form the boundaries of the crew’s existence for long periods of time. Halley VI needed to be more than a sophisticated research station and iconic design. It needed to offer accommodation and recreational areas of such high quality that they were suitable for months of isolation, whilst also providing a flexible, modular and relocatable solution.
Halley VI proves that by combining imaginative design and technical innovation it is possible to meet even the toughest demands while creating architecture with a unique identity.