The Government has allocated 18.5 million in funding for the next stage in the design process for New Zealand’s redevelopment of Scott Base in Antarctica.
We’re excited to share what we’ve been working on. The design will see the existing base with 12 separate buildings replaced by three large interconnected buildings and a separate helicopter hanger. One will be for accommodation and living (sleeping up to 100 people at a time), the second for science and management and the third for engineering and storage. The design is being delivered in partnership with internationally renowned UK Practice Hugh Broughton Architects.
Principal Stephen Middleton says, “Maintaining a New Zealand presence on Te Tiri o Te Moana/ Antarctica will showcase New Zealand values of collaboration and environmental stewardship to the world. Our hope is to design a base that will capture the essence of what it means to be a New Zealander. The design team have been working with Māori and the Antarctic Heritage Trust to incorporate Māori stories, culture and values, and reflecting our history of involvement in Antarctica through design. We are looking forward to continuing to develop the design of this incredible project.”