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Princess-Elisabeth-Station

First energy self-sufficient zero-emission station 

The Belgian polar research station, is the first energetically self-sufficient zero-emission station in the Antarctic. During its service life of 25 years, it is expected to provide important findings for combating climate change. The aerodynamically designed structure has a stainless steel outer skin and consists of 80 percent wood. This can reduce the drop in indoor humidity in the dry, cold polar air. Solar cells and wind turbines generate electricity and waste is immediately recycled on site.  

Configuration overview

Components used

  • LIGNO Block Q3  |  Roof component

    LIGNO Block Q3_Sonderlement
    Wood type


    Various wood species are available for the visible layer. For quality reasons, individual wood species cannot be configured for all profiles; for technical reasons, surface treatments are excluded for some wood species.

    Wood type

    _NSI Industrial quality

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Project participants

  • International Polar Foundation

    Client
  • Philippe SAMYN and PARTNERS sprl, architects & engineers

    Architect

    1537 chaussée de Waterloo
    BE - 1180 Uccle
     

    www.samynandpartners.com

  • Ingenieurbüro 3E

    Engineer

    Alter Holzhafen 17a
    Wismar

     

    www.buero3e.de

  • Prefalux S.A.

    Execution

    18 Rue de la Gare
    LUX - 6117 Junglinster

    www.prefalux.lu

  • belga INTERNATIONAL POLAR FOUNDATION

    Photographer
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