Gallery: Solar and Wind-Powered Comandante Ferraz Antarctic Station Win...

Estudio 41 won an international competition to design the new Comandante Ferraz Antarctic Station with a striking clean-powered building that can withstand average temperatures of −70°F. Made from durable steel that requires very little maintenance and propped up on adjustable columns, the modular structure consists of a series of blocks that serve different functions. If built on Keller Peninsula, the 3,200 square meter scientific observation and research station will be powered by both wind and solar energy with ethanol as a backup in case of insufficient sun or wind.

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