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Published on October 23rd, 2013 | by Vincent Jobse
Blueprint: snow business
30 years of Blueprint Magazine results in a fantastic new issue.
One of the eye catchers definitively is James Morris report on Halley VI, the scientific research station in Antarctica that was designed by Hugh Broughton Architects and AECOM. Both in written word and in a series of beautiful pictures Morris gives a personal impression of his trip to the coldest spot on earth.
Despite the extreme circumstances Halley VI isn’t the only station in this barren world – other projects include the Princess Elisabeth Research Station by the International Polar Foundation (the first zero-emission research station from Belgium) and India’s Bharati project by bof Architekten/IMS (created from prefabricated shipping).
They all can be seen at the exhibition Ice Lab: New Architecture and Science in Antarctica at MOSI (Museum of Science & Industry) as part of Manchester Science Festival from 21 October to 6 January 2014 before touring internationally.
Blueprint 330 | Architecture | Design | Art
Snow Business, page 74-90
Words James Morris, Johnny Tucker
Photography James Morris