Design Challenge: Antarctica

Britain's Halley Station on the Brunt Ice Shelf will drift off to sea by 2010. The Royal Institute of British Architects will accept proposals for a new station to be built by 2008.
July 1, 2004, 1pm PDT | Jeffrey Goodman
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A victim of global warming, the Halley Station and the ice it rests on will cease to exist within the decade. In anticipation of this event, the British Antarctic Survey is looking to build a $35 million design on the landward side of the broken shelf. Architects are asked to create a structure for 60 scientists, able to handle the harsh conditions of -30 degree winters, blinding snowstorms, and howling winds. With no other humans for 600 miles, 'aesthetically inspiring' is a must.

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Published on Wednesday, June 30, 2004 in CNN
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