Antarctic Design Workshop Now Available on Workshed

I have just uploaded the first in a new series of design workshops that we are making available on Workshed. The Antarctic Research Station project is based on the real design competition held in 2004 to design a replacement for the British Antarctic Survey‘s Halley V research laboratory.

We are piloting the workshop this week in Cambridge over a series of sessions as part of a masters course at the Laing O’Rourke Centre for Construction Engineering and Technology. The students’ brief is to develop a concept for a laboratory that is able to withstand the extreme site conditions, and to develop a construction sequence for the remote site. To complicate things further, the ice shelf on which the research station is located is constantly slipping into the sea at a rate of 1/2km per year.

We look forward to reviewing the participants’ initial proposals on Thursday by Skype, and their final designs back up in Cambridge on Friday.

See the new resources in the Undergraduate Staffroom in Expedition Workshed