Comandante Ferraz Antarctic Research Station by Estudio 41, is the winning proposal for the new home of Brazil in Antarctica. The base was destroyed by a fire in February 2012.
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The new Comandante Ferraz Antarctic Station is a place of protection and meeting people for the production of scientific knowledge.
From Estudio 41:
“In some places on the planet nature sometimes creates adverse conditions for the human body. In these places, think a building is almost like building a garment, an artifact that protects and comforts. It is a problem of technological performance, but must be combined with aesthetics. Do humans feel good is more than work the notions of comfort and security, is also working spaces in their perceptual and symbolic dimensions.
A shelter, a safe place. The new home of Brazil in Antarctica. A place of protection and meeting people for the production of scientific knowledge.
So is faced with the task of designing the new Comandante Ferraz Antarctic Station.
The void left by fire in 2012 carries symbolism of the importance of this new building, it represents the Brazilian presence in Antarctica as a possible scientific contribution together with the international community. It also represents an opportunity for technological development for Brazilian architecture and the domestic industry.”
source Estudio 41