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Hugh Broughton to feature in new Antarctic architecture exhibition

The British Council has commissioned an in-depth exhibition of architecture in Antarctica

Hugh Broughton Architects’ Halley VI is to feature in a new exhibition of Antarctic architecture commissioned by the British Council.

Ice Lab: New Architecture and Science in Antarctica will feature architectural drawings, models, photographs and films alongside a light and audio show by the Glasgow-based aritst Torsten Lauschmann.

The exhibition will be designed by young up and coming outfit We Made That. The practice will be working with curators The Arts Catalyst, and graphic designers OK-RM on developing the exhibition design.

The five stations to be included in the exhibition are:

  • British Antarctic Survey’s Halley VI designed by Hugh Broughton Architects
  • Princess Elisabeth Antarctic, the first zero-emission station on the continent
  • Bharati Research Station by German practice BOF Architects
  • Jang Bogo, a South Korean base due to open year-round from 2014
  • Iceberg Living Station, a speculative design by Denmark-based MAP architects

British Council director of architecture, fashion and design Vicky Richardson said: ‘The new wave of Antarctic research stations show the inventiveness in design and engineering required to build in Earth’s most extreme conditions. 

‘In the same way that scientists from around the world collaborate in Antarctica, these buildings are made possible by cooperation between nations, so it is highly appropriate that the British Council should be commissioning this exhibition, which will tour in the UK before travelling overseas.’

The exhibition will run in Glasgow from 26 July to 2 October then in Manchester from 21 October to 6 January.

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