27 May, 2015

FREE Public Event – Work in a cold climate: designing for the most extreme place on Earth

London Festival of Architecture 2015

Thursday 18 June 2015, 18:30 – 20:00
The Institution of Structural Engineers
47-58 Bastwick Street, London, EC1V 3PS

Halley VI Research Station in Antarctica is the world’s first fully re-locatable research station which is built on the floating Brunt Ice Shelf, one of the most remote and isolated locations in the world, where temperatures can plummet to −55°C.

Pushing the boundaries of design in a life critical environment, Halley VI is a beacon for sustainable living in polar regions, providing a home from home for the research teams who are responsible for some of the most significant science conducted on our planet.

Halley VI is the appliance of integrated architecture and engineering to create the ultimate workplace in an extreme environment. This panel discussion brings together the design and construction team with the Director of British Antarctic Survey to reflect on the implications of its pioneering design on world science.

The event coincides with the launch of a new book ‘Ice Station’ by Ruth Slavid (published by Park Books), which tells the full story of Halley VI’s design, construction, occupation and legacy.

Panelists include:

  • Hugh Broughton, Founding Director, Hugh Broughton Architects
  • Peter Ayres, Director, Buildings & Places, AECOM
  • John Hammerton, International Operations Director, Galliford Try
  • Prof. Jane Francis, Director, British Antarctic Survey
  • Malcolm Reading, Chairman, Malcolm Reading Consultants (Chair)

The event is free, booking is essential: [email protected]