Hugh Broughton (Talk)

Living on the Edge: Architecture in Antarctica

Tuesday 10 March 2015

7.30pm • Guildhall (Arts Centre) • £10, £8 RGS-IBG members & under 18s

Hugh Broughton, a leading designer of polar research facilities, talks about the first fully relocatable science research base built in a cold region - the space-age Halley VI Station designed for British Antarctic Survey.  Located on a floating ice shelf in an extreme climate, Halley VI provides a home to scientists isolated from the rest of the world for up to nine months, with a minimal impact on the fragile ecosystem and pristine environment of Antarctica.  In a dynamic and thought-provoking talk, Hugh reviews his polar projects and examines the ways in which the technologies and design principles used have wider relevance to enviornmentally responsible development.

Presented by Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) in association with King's Lynn Festival.

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