This is Amundsen–Scott South Pole Station. Why is it elevated?

for earthquake safety
to reduce heat loss
to avoid heating the ground
to avoid being buried in snow
All structures at the South Pole cause wind-blown snow to build up in the surrounding area (about four feet of snow per year). The station building has sloping lower portion of wall, which causes the snow to be scoured away.
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for earthquake safety
to reduce heat loss
to avoid heating the ground
to avoid being buried in snow
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