Modern technology has a long rich history of discoveries and has been proven helpful and delivered convenience to our society. From new features of a handheld phone to modern and technologically advanced structural facilities. with the continuous advancement of technology, it helped also in the advancement of explorations and scientific research. By the use of technology, humanity took one giant leap in exploring our moon. It helped us to connect to anyone around the globe and it helped us in our everyday living. Technology has fast-accelerated throughout the years.
Heading to Antarctica is quite challenging, given its hard to reach location, how much more if one will do exploration and study on this continent, the southern part of the planet, the driest and windiest continent, known for its polar desert. One may not travel as smoothly as having an Amsterdam city pass or Amsterdam canal tour, it is not as easy as renting a bike in Amsterdam to reach the continent. That is why having a modern and technologically advanced facility is very essential in conducting extreme missions and explorations such as this. However, for one to build an advance facility, design and concept of the facility must be studied thoroughly.
The Princess Elisabeth Antarctica Station was designed not just to provide practical and psychological needs of the scientists and not only to endure the harsh weather of the region but also to be independent on its environment. The station is designed also to minimize the use of energy and material while maximizing opportunities of its performance and space.
Some of the features of the building are its passive solar gain which keeps its occupants warm while inside the station. It maintains its internal temperature by only using the sunlight and heat produced by its occupants and the electrical appliances. It also has insulation that blocks water vapor, the station is air and watertight. These features contribute to the efficiency of the facility as a passive station with zero-emission. The facility has nine different layers, all help to secure its sturdiness and helps to secure the building’s unique features and efficiency.