Marsception 2018

Winners of Marsception 2018 Architecture Competition




We are honoured to announce the winners of our recent competition, Marsception2018, one that challenged the participants to envision a habitat for the first five colonizers on the Red Planet where they would research on the viability of life for the future human generations would live there; a habitat that would define a trend for the architecture of the upcoming human civilization on Mars. Source and Images Courtesy of Volume Zero.

Marsception 2018
Image © Thomas Goessler

First Place – Participants: Thomas Goessler (Austria)
The human base is proposed to be situated in the area of Arcadia Planitia and entails different survival aspects for its habitants. The vision of the design is “a self-sustaining system which not only provides humans with what is necessary to survive but also fulfils their social and psychological needs”.

Marsception 2018
Image © Agata Mintus, Leszek Orzechowski, Wojciech Fikus

Second Place – Participants: Agata Mintus, Leszek Orzechowski, Wojciech Fikus (Poland)
The design aims at protecting the future humans on Mars from low pressure, radiation, toxic regolith contamination and low temperatures. The participants believe that “Architecture must not only shield from outside environment – it must provide – it must process – it must be all what a natural habitat is”. Based on the circulation concepts from the ESA MELISSA project, the design aims at providing a habitable environment for the future civilizations on Mars.

Marsception 2018
Image © Renzo Lopez

Third Place – Participants: Renzo Lopez (USA)
The BOUNCE LAB is a futuristic research centre that is conceptualized like a living organism. “The structure is a recreational and kinesthetic exploration environment which shields humans from the dangers of living on Mars, while eliminating the claustrophobic feeling currently associated with space exploration”.

  • The Honourable Mentions
Marsception 2018
Image © Luiz Paulo Costa Pegorar
Marsception 2018
Image © Patrice Gruner, Raoul Skrein
Marsception 2018
Image © Sadullah Engin, Muhammed Murat Erol
Marsception 2018
Image © Ang Wei Li, Goi Yong Chern, Ong Chan Hao
Marsception 2018
Image © Hoyin Lui
Marsception 2018
Image © Nadia Chan, Kangmin Lee
Marsception 2018
Image © Duarte Alves, Ana Limbado
Marsception 2018
Image © Tarang Suresh Chheda, Piyush Mahendra Chaudhari, Hetvi Vipul Bheda
Marsception 2018
Image © Indrajeet Haldar
Marsception 2018
Image © Felix Mashkov, Silin John, Potapenko Anastasia

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