MARSCEPTION 2018 Architecture competition


The previous decade has witnessed MARS as the centre of attention for becoming a potential new habitat for the earth’s future population, resulting in a Martian race. With many visionary organizations and their ground-breaking explorative studies and research, the unseen future of inhabiting the Red Planet is now a real possibility; an opportunity to create a utopian tomorrow, making mankind a multi-planetary species.

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The Challenge
The participants are to create a self-sustaining living space for the initial habitants, a group of five researchers, of the Red Planet. These researchers are to further study and explore mars to understand its resources for inhabitation and other human necessities.

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The participants are to design functional, sustainable spaces that cater to the needs of these five researchers. The spaces for the program include: Living Area l Sleeping Area for five l Cooking Area l Research Area l Interaction Spaces l Areas for Sanitation and Bath l Recreation Area l Controlled Areas for Farming l Any other spaces that the participant wish to specify

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  • 1st Prize: USD 2000 + Certificate + Trophies + Publication
  • 2nd Prize: USD 1200 + Certificate+ Trophies + Publication
  • 3rd Prize: USD 800 + Certificate+ Trophies + Publication
  • 10 Honorable mentions: Certificates
    Winners and honorable mentions will be published on Volume Zero website and several international architecture and design magazines.


  • Early Bird Registration: 20th March 2018 to 18th May 2018
  • Standard Registration: From 19th May 2018 to 20th June 2018
  • Last Day for Queries: 10th June, 2018
  • Closing Date for Submission: 30th June 2018
  • Announcement of Winners: 20th August 2018

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