Antarctica exhibition shows off ice work

Date Posted: 17/07/2013

Running from 21st October until the 6th January at Museum of Science & Industry in Manchester, Ice Lab: New Architecture and Science in Antarctica showcases some of the most innovative and progressive examples of contemporary architecture in Antarctica.

Suitable for students studying Art & Design, Geography or Architecture as part of a school visit, the exhibition will feature five case studies: Halley VI (United Kingdom), Princess Elisabeth (Belgium), Bharati (India), Jang Bogo (South Korea), and Iceberg Living Station, a speculative design for a future research station to be made from compacted snow.

Ice Lab will not only focus on the design of these buildings, but will also highlight some of the cutting edge science that takes place on the frozen continent - the sole reason why these stations exist.

In addition the exhibition will touch upon daily human life, in a place with no indigenous population and the coldest and most ferocious environment on earth.

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