Halley VI: The British Antarctic Survey's new base
6 February 2013 Last updated at 00:08 GMT
As the British Antarctic Survey celebrates its new base becoming fully operational, the BBC has been speaking to the architect behind the project to find out more about the Halley VI research station.
In an interview with science correspondent Jonathan Amos, Hugh Broughton revealed how his team overcame the challenges they faced building in extreme conditions.
Video footage courtesy of the British Antarctic Survey.