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Halley VI Antarctic Research Station

Structural Designer: AECOM

Location

Brunt Ice Shelf Antarctica

Client Name

British Antarctic Survey

Architect

Hugh Broughton Architects

M&E Engineer

AECOM

Principal Contractors

Galliford Try International

Images: © Antony Dubber; Sam Burrell
Halley VI, the British Antarctic Survey’s research base, provides a unique environment for the study of crucial earth science in one of the most challenging and extreme climates on the planet.  With knowledge gained from previous research missions, this design cuts energy consumption by 26% per m2 from the previous station, reduces water consumption to just 50l per person per day, provides vacuum drainage, energy efficient equipment and sewage treatment to minimise its environmental impact. The aerodynamic shape optimises snow management and it sits lightly on the surface of the ice, allowing it to be removed at a later date leaving nothing behind except clean water. 

Judges’ comment:

The judges found this to be a highly sustainable and remarkable project. This “space age” research base is one of the most challenging and technically complex buildings ever delivered, and is an outstanding example of British design, innovation and construction. 

The Structural Awards 2013 Winners

We are delighted to announce the The Structural Awards 2013 Winners. There are 12 Category winners, with 6 Commendations, plus the coveted Supreme Award for Structural Engineering Excellence.

To take a look at the categories and find out more information about each of the projects, go to the Winners Page.

Thanks to our Sponsors

The Structural Awards 2013 were held at The Brewery, London, on Friday 15 November. The evening was a great success, drawing nearly 400 of the industry's most innovative engineers and companies.

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