Research Stations at the End of the World 1

These are some of the Research Stations, the habitable structures, at the End of the world, specially built to sustain the extreme climate conditions of South and North Poles.    Halley VI Research Station: Ice Lab commissioned by British Council and curated by The Arts Catalyst.  A. Dubber, British Antarctic Survey (Photo: A. Dubber)

For a long period of time permanent Stations were impossible to keep up. They disappeared under the snow for a long period of time during the year, until late 1980s.



Since then a new Antarctic architecture called Ice Lab: New Architecture and Science in Antarctica changed the way these Stations are built. They now have skis!

This innovative design that most of the Stations have, has hydraulic legs that can move with skis the entire structure.

Princess Elisabeth- e Lab commissioned by British Council

Princess Elisabeth: e Lab commissioned by British Council and curated by The Arts Catalyst. René Robert – International Polar Foundation

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Princess Elisabeth: e Lab commissioned by British Council

Bharati Research Station

Bharati Research Station- India’s presence on Antarctica was built by bof Architekten

Bharati Research Station

Bharati Research Station

Jang Bogo- Korea's 60-person station is still under construction

Jang Bogo- Korea’s 60-person station is still under construction

Jang Bogo- Korea's 60-person station

Jang Bogo- Korea’s 60-person station

Jang Bogo:  Space Group and KOPRI.

Jang Bogo: Space Group and KOPRI. Ice Lab commissioned by British Council and curated by The Arts Catalyst.

Iceberg Living Station:  MAP Architects.

Iceberg Living Station: MAP Architects. Ice Lab commissioned by British Council and curated by The Arts Catalyst.

Bharati Research Station:  NCAOR (National Centre for Antarctic and Ocean Research).

Bharati Research Station: NCAOR (National Centre for Antarctic and Ocean Research). Ice Lab commissioned by British Council and curated by The Arts Catalyst.

Halley VI- Halley VI Research Station floats on an ice shelf

Halley VI- Halley VI Research Station floats on an ice shelf on the edge of Antarctica

Halley VI- Halley VI Research Station floats on an ice shelf 2

Halley VI- Halley VI Research Station floats on an ice shelf

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