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Volume Zero Announces Winners For Moonception 2019 Architecture Design Competition
India Architecture News - Aug 13, 2019 - 05:26 2186 views
Volume Zero, international architecture and design magazine, has announced winners for its "Moonception 2019" competition, initiating a design challenge to rethink and reimagine the idea of urban dwellings and come up with inventive solutions to the persistent issues of space crunch and growing population in our cities. To encourage the creative imagination of young designers and students from around the globe to explore their creative limits.
In honour of the Lunar Surface and humanity’s first steps in space, Volume Zero has announced the winners of Moonception 2019. This architecture design competition challenged the participants to design an inter-planetary habitation on the Moon, one that would merge design and technology seamlessly to welcome humankind on the lunar surface.
The jury for the competition consisted of revered designers Barbara Kuit (IBA – Information Based Architecture, United Kingdom), Kevin Lamyuktseung (SO-IL OFFICE, United States), Mark Hemel (IBA – Information Based Architecture, United States) and Margot Krasojevic (Margot Krasojevic Architecture, China).
The top three winners were awarded a total prize money of $4000 while ten entries received honourable mentions.
See the three top winners below:
Participants: Andrew Tesmacher and Diana Azbenova from United of States
"The ‘Siphon’, located in the Reinhold Crater on the Moon, is based on the concept of ‘expansion through efficiency’. The design of the habitat allows for segmentation of the incoming colonies in stages. Research Bays have been incorporated in the design so as to process the acquired materials from the lunar surface for the construction of new modules and to secure the sustainability of the colonists which would inhabit them."
Participants: Tim Krupps, Leonhardt Michaelis and Robin Radszuweit from Germany
"The ‘Experience The Moon’ is a luxury-themed habitat for the millionaires who would travel to the Moon for vacation. The design looks at enhancing the travellers’ experience on the moon, with the shuttle designed like an elegant hotel. The design intends to be fully functional from the beginning and maintained on Earth, so as to minimize the guests’ intervention in it’s upkeep, given their novice position in that field."
Participants: Zhang Yuxing and Yang Hao from China
"The design of the ‘Lunaromads’ addresses the design challenge from two angles, transport and construction, and sustainable development and expansion. The design is aimed at being functional using minimal materials, mimicking our ancestors on Earth. It uses the innovative material of mycelium for making adaptable modules that could be 3-D printed."
The full results for the Moonception 2019 can be found on the competition's website.
All images courtesy of Volume Zero
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