Eleven has announced their latest ideas and design competition ‘Marstopia’, the official sequel to their 2016 award-winning international challenge Moontopia. This latest competition invites creatives from all around the world to imagine Marstopia – the first human colony on Mars – and in doing so, begin to define Martian vernacular design. What does Martian vernacular design look like? You decide.
Marstopia challenges architects, designers and visionaries to engage with this hot topic, inviting them to conceptualize their visions of Marstopia. The winners of Marstopia will also be invited by our competition friends Mars City Design™ to attend an exclusive 10 day summer workshop in Los Angeles on Mars architecture including a mentorship programme to develop the design concept further with leading space agencies, VIP visits to space companies and JPL NASA, and a once in a lifetime opportunity to networking with professionals, pioneers and visionaries in the space industry.
The competition, which officially opens for registration on Saturday the 11th of November 2017, is scheduled to run for four months, closing on the 11th of March 2018 at 11:00am (UK Time). Awarded entries will be officially announced on the 11th of May 2018. Winners will be selected by an international jury panel of pioneers and experts in the field of Martian exploration and architecture. The public will also have an opportunity to vote for their favourite design online which will go on to win the People’s Choice Award. Source and images. Courtesy of Eleven.
Article by Marco Rinaldi