Friday, July 1, 2011

Research Station Design | International Polar Foundation | Belgian Antarctic Base | Princess Elisabeth | Samyn and Partners

The International Polar Foundation (IPF), led by the civil engineer and explorer Alain HUBERT, was commissioned in 2004 by the Belgian Federal government to design, construct and operate a new Belgian Antarctic research station.

Princess Elisabeth, the world's first "zero emission" polar station, stands now at 72°S 23°E on top of a granite ridge, north of the Utsteinen Nunatak in the Sør Rondane Mountains.......more
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