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JANG BOGO KOREAN ANTARCTIC RESEARCH STATION

Hugh Broughton Architects were part of a British – South Korean consortium led by Samsung Construction and including Samoo Architects and Engineers and Galliford Try International, which developed designs for the new Korean Antarctic Research Station, to be called Jang Bogo Station. This project demonstrates our extraordinary expertise in the design of research buildings for this unique, challenging and beautiful continent and reinforces our credentials as the world’s leading Antarctic architect.

The new base has been designed for the Korean Polar Research Institute (KOPRI), for a site on Terra Nova Bay and will be the second Korean station in Antarctica. KOPRI’s other station, King Sejong, is on King George Island in the South Shetland Islands.

The new station will provide accommodation for 16 people in the winter and 60 in the summer. The exposed site is buffeted by winds, which often exceed 150 kph with temperatures in winter dropping as low as -35 degrees centigrade.

The Samsung-led team proposed a modular solution, which places sleeping and science space in parallel GRP-clad modules with a special social module spanning between.

The design draws heavily upon traditional Korean architectural forms to create a gateway to Antarctic science. The forms and alignment of the station also respond to the prevailing westerly wind to minimise snow drifting and ease maintenance on site.

Location
Terra Nova Bay (Antarctica)

Date
2010

Project Team
Hugh Broughton Architects
Samoo Architects & Engineers
(executive architects and multidisciplinary engineers)
Samsung (construction)
Galliford Try (specialist construction consultant)

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JANG BOGO KOREAN ANTARCTIC RESEARCH STATION

Hugh Broughton Architects were part of a British – South Korean consortium led by Samsung Construction and including Samoo Architects and Engineers and Galliford Try International, which developed designs for the new Korean Antarctic Research Station, to be called Jang Bogo Station. This project demonstrates our extraordinary expertise in the design of research buildings for this unique, challenging and beautiful continent and reinforces our credentials as the world’s leading Antarctic architect.

The new base has been designed for the Korean Polar Research Institute (KOPRI), for a site on Terra Nova Bay and will be the second Korean station in Antarctica. KOPRI’s other station, King Sejong, is on King George Island in the South Shetland Islands.

The new station will provide accommodation for 16 people in the winter and 60 in the summer. The exposed site is buffeted by winds, which often exceed 150 kph with temperatures in winter dropping as low as -35 degrees centigrade.

The Samsung-led team proposed a modular solution, which places sleeping and science space in parallel GRP-clad modules with a special social module spanning between.

The design draws heavily upon traditional Korean architectural forms to create a gateway to Antarctic science. The forms and alignment of the station also respond to the prevailing westerly wind to minimise snow drifting and ease maintenance on site.

Location
Terra Nova Bay (Antarctica)

Date
2010

Project Team
Hugh Broughton Architects
Samoo Architects & Engineers
(executive architects and multidisciplinary engineers)
Samsung (construction)
Galliford Try (specialist construction consultant)

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JANG BOGO KOREAN ANTARCTIC RESEARCH STATION

Hugh Broughton Architects were part of a British – South Korean consortium led by Samsung Construction and including Samoo Architects and Engineers and Galliford Try International, which developed designs for the new Korean Antarctic Research Station, to be called Jang Bogo Station. This project demonstrates our extraordinary expertise in the design of research buildings for this unique, challenging and beautiful continent and reinforces our credentials as the world’s leading Antarctic architect.

The new base has been designed for the Korean Polar Research Institute (KOPRI), for a site on Terra Nova Bay and will be the second Korean station in Antarctica. KOPRI’s other station, King Sejong, is on King George Island in the South Shetland Islands.

The new station will provide accommodation for 16 people in the winter and 60 in the summer. The exposed site is buffeted by winds, which often exceed 150 kph with temperatures in winter dropping as low as -35 degrees centigrade.

The Samsung-led team proposed a modular solution, which places sleeping and science space in parallel GRP-clad modules with a special social module spanning between.

The design draws heavily upon traditional Korean architectural forms to create a gateway to Antarctic science. The forms and alignment of the station also respond to the prevailing westerly wind to minimise snow drifting and ease maintenance on site.

Location
Terra Nova Bay (Antarctica)

Date
2010

Project Team
Hugh Broughton Architects
Samoo Architects & Engineers
(executive architects and multidisciplinary engineers)
Samsung (construction)
Galliford Try (specialist construction consultant)

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