The Antarctic Pavilion

Antarctopia, Antarctica‘s first pavilion for Venice Biennial 2014, by Zaha Hadid and Leading Architects Design.    Image credit Alexy Kozyr.

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The Antarctic Pavilion, commissioned by Alexander Ponomarev and curated by Nadim Samman, designed by leading international architects exploring future models of living in Antarctica.

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The Arctic Poppy Orangery in Antarctica by Alexy Kozyr.

According to Chloe Nelkin, those involved include:

Yuri Avvakumov, Alexander Brodsky, Marcel Dinahet, Yury Grigoryan, Zaha Hadid Architects, Hugh Broughton Architects, Juergen Mayer H., Alexey Kozyr, Mariele Neudecker, Alex Schweder, Sergei Skuratov Architects, Veech Media Architecture.

The Antarctic Pavilion: Antarctopia will be at the Venice Biennale of Architecture, Fondaco Marcello, Grand Canal, Venice from Saturday 7th – Sunday 23rd June 2014.

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A BAS resupply ship in the icy waters. Photo by James Morris.

The Antarctic Pavilion is a European interface platform for a Biennale to be held in Antarctica, devised and implemented by artist Alexander Ponomarev and curated by Nadim Samman. The Antarctic Biennale will be take place in 2015-16 aboard international research vessels. The Antarctic Biennale is conceived as a cultural exchange between artists and the continent’s scientists and support staff.



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Antarctopia will show off the Halley VI, a modular research station in Antarctica designed by Hugh Broughton Architects. Photo by Ant Dubber.

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Side elevation of Halley VI. Photo by James Morris.

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Halley VI. Photo by Sam Burrell.

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Photo by James Morris.

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The bar and games area in the Halley VI. Photo by James Morris

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Surgery room on the Halley VI. Photo by James Morris.

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Photo by James Morris.

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