The Antarctic Research Station

The design of any building on the Antarctic brings some highly regular demands. These include the station ‘sinking’ as the falling snow never melts, only six weeks of daylight for construction, transportation of the building materials soley possible by airplane and the need to move the station over lage distances every handful of years. My sollution was easily moved through rapid (dis)assembly. Transportation would be done by plane posing unique constrains for weight and dimensions, yet to reduce assembly time the moduels were kept as large as possible. The design tends to be the optimum for size, weight and functionality and constained an elaboreted and balanced internal climate and energy strategy.This resulted in a building which could be moved in 14 flights.

More construction and detail images are shown on the Technical poster

The exterior view of the research station

The exterior view of the research station

The 14 assembly steps

The 14 assembly steps

The livingroom and bedroom sun diagrams

The livingroom and bedroom sun diagrams

The connection of the top and side elements

The connection of the top and side elements

Principle detail for the windows in the FRP sandwich panels

Principle detail for the windows in the FRP sandwich panels

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