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Ice Station

Ice Station

The Creation of Halley VI: Britain's Pioneering Antarctic Research Station

Contributions by Ruth Slavid
Photographs by James Morris


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  • Halley VI is a pioneering piece of architecture and the world's first fully re-locatable research station
  • The new book tells the story of the entire project and offers rich technical detail
  • Presents previously unpublished material
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Halley VI Research Station is the first fully re-locatable research station in the world. It was commissioned in 2006 and its unique and innovative structure was the result of an international design competition in collaboration with the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA). The research facility is segmented into eight modules, each sitting atop ski-fitted, hydraulic legs that can be individually raised to overcome snow accumulation, allowing the module to be towed independently to a new location. Halley VI is designed by London-based Hugh Broughton Architects and AECOM, a global engineering design firm.

The new book tells the story of this exciting piece of architecture in an essay by Ruth Slavid. Around 100 photographs, mostly in colour, plans and diagrams document the various modules of the re-locatable station and its present site. Captions offering comprehensive technical information about the structure complement the images. Photographs are contributed by British photographer James Morris, who has gained much international recognition for his work in architectural and landscape photography.

Park Books
23rd Jun 2015
Paperback / softback
World excluding Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Puerto Rico, United States, Canada, and Japan
250 mm x 150 mm
96 Pages
80 color, 8 b&w
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