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How to live smart in harsh climates

When thinking of smart homes in terms of advanced technology, there would be few smarter than the Halley VI Antarctic Research Station.

Designed by Hugh Broughton Architects with AECOM and constructed by Galliford Try for British Antarctic Survey, BAS, the project demonstrates an ability to create groundbreaking architecture combined with high concept technological prowess.

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Characterised by a compelling concept and executed with fastidious attention to detail, the Halley VI Antarctic Research Station is the product of an extraordinary and intense 8-year collaboration with BAS and is the first fully re-locatable research station in the world.


The vast unspoilt landscape of Antarctica provides unique opportunities for earth science study. To carry out this vital research, scientists endure some of the harshest living conditions on our planet, living for prolonged periods in isolated, self-sufficient research stations subjected to extreme weather.


Pushing the boundaries of smart design in a life critical environment, the Halley VI research station creates a beacon for sustainable, smart living in Polar Regions, and also serves to draw attention to some of the most significant science conducted on our planet.

Hugh Broughton Architects