Hugh Broughton - The Extreme Challenge of Building in Antarctica
The AA Polar Lab inaugurates the Antarctica 200 Lecture Series by inviting the British architect Hugh Broughton to discuss the challenges or building in the southernmost continent. Touching on the extreme conditions of 'the site' (with its severe temperatures, its logistic complexities, and its innate necessity to develop experimental advanced building solutions), the lecture expanded on the ways in which the technologies and design principles employed in the polar regions contribute to ensure sustainable and resilient development in other environments.
Hugh Broughton is the founder of Hugh Broughton Architects, one the world's leading designers of buildings in Antarctica. Completed projects include the relocatable British Halley VI and Juan Carlos 1 Spanish Antarctic Base. Current projects include the redevelopment of Scott Base for Antarctica New Zealand and the modernisation of Rothera research station for the British Antarctic Survey.