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Operation: white out

Arts & Design , Energy, Environment & Resources , Engineering , Infrastructure , Space

by razgriz | April 4, 2018
Operation white out is a construction project, based around one of the most unforgiving environments in the world, the arctic.

Your task is to create a structure that can be built or transfered to the arctic, this can mean singular units or a skyscraper. the structure just has to support a team of 300 round the clock, with little to no imports after Initial construction, this includes water power and other needs like food and recreational items/venues etc. the arctic is a very isolated place so we want to make sure that they feel at home as possible and not claustrophobic, which means high levels of insulation and ventilation. a modular system is not a bad way to go, but remember that if you plan on doing a build, you have to think of the build team and how they will perform in the weather. you can almost think of it like an oversized submarine sitting on a sea of ice and snow. im interested to see what you can come up with, the challenge is daunting to be sure but a fun one to contemplate executing. there are no other specifications or criteria to meet. just support 300 in the arctic for a year in relative comfort without exposing them to the weather for any span of time longer than a few minutes, this includes time spent inside any mode of transportation, that is exposed to the elements, or is otherwise unregulated for temperature.


Desired data.

Building layout/ general mechanics and floor plan.

Estimated resource consumption food water power waste management ect.

Air conditioning/thermal and air quality control/life support.  

Economics cost labor working conditions.

Building appeal its form factor and how likely it is to be accepted by its residents.

good luck and i cant wait to see what you come up with.


  • Seymour love May 6, 2019, 4:12 p.m. PDT
    Is this still a project that needs solving? Is there a prize or budget?
  • milvermen June 13, 2018, 5:59 a.m. PDT
    For this, suits must be created to withstand the harsh cold, as well as to create sturdy structures that can be assembled, as well as laymen, to a greater number of people who are better insulators and more space, what this airtight prevents from freezing the cold will always be exterior and for the rest it is to adapt the place with energy and implements to survive
  • tracking usps May 1, 2018, 7:53 p.m. PDT
    The picture is beautiful.
  • huyen vi April 23, 2018, 7:04 p.m. PDT
    wow..! very nice
  • John Martin April 18, 2018, 9:24 p.m. PDT
    Melt an ant farm like structure into the glacier.
  • razgriz April 4, 2018, 4:18 a.m. PDT
    Any one who can show me the viability of sustaining these people in such a harsh and unforgiving environment with accurate logistical data for its construction and operation is a legend in terms of acquired knowledge and understanding in a broad spectrum of fields and practices as they need to run logistics for a imaginary building that they made and manage, the internals of said building in a unforgiving environment with very little outside help