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MOONTOPIA

An out of this world challenge...

In 1969, the space race peaked with the success of the Apollo 11 mission bringing the first man to walk on the moon.

Today, nearly half a century later, new technological advances and a renewed desire to explore space are igniting a new race. This time, however, we are tired of just walking.

We want to inhabit! But how?

This was the premise of MOONTOPIA, Eleven's first international ideas and design competition on space architecture.

For this challenge, we asked thinkers, architects, designers, artists, academics and visionaries from around the world to imagine innovative solutions for Moontopia - the first ever self-sufficient lunar colony designed for living, working, researching and - why not - a little space tourism too...


An Award-Winning Challenge: Moontopia is an award-winning international competition which arrived in 7th place in Bustler's 'Top-10 Best Competitions of 2016'. It has been widely published around the world, including in leading magazines like ArchdailyDezeenDesignboom, the AJ and the Architecture Review.


Winner

  • Monika Lipinska
  • Laura Nadine Olivier
  • Inci Lize Ogun
(Poland / Germany / Italy-Turkey)
Testlab is the future of lunar living and space exploration. The concept of the lunar Testlab is simple - gradually populate the moon over time. This will happen in the space of several years, beginning with a simple, singular settlement at its commencement that will be solely inhabited by a set number of astronauts. As the settlement begins to evolve and grow over time, more people will be able to inhabit the settlement. As the Testlab becomes autonomous and more established, ordinary people, like you and me, will be able to travel to the moon and participate in the growth…
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Runner-up

  • Sergio Bianchi
  • Jonghak Kim
  • Simone Fracasso
  • Alejandro Jorge Velazco Ramirez
(Italy / South Korea / Peru)
The moon has abundant resources on the moon could be investigated and exploited. It is nonetheless important that the moon itself has always had a significant meaning to us, and…
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People's Choice

  • Alessandro Giorgi
  • Cai Feng
  • Siyuan Pan
  • Esteban Analuiza
(Italy / China / Ecuador)
Our proposal is based on a simple, economical and sustainable system of settlement on the moon. We have designed a unique form which, according to a so-called aggregation system Weair-Phelan…
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Honourable Mentions

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  • Sean Thomas Allen
(UK)
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  • Ryan Tung Wai Yin
  • Ho Wing Tsit Teresina
  • Joshua Ho
(Hong Kong)
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  • Yiling Chu
  • Yao Ding
  • Yan-Fei Jiang
  • Hui Tian
(China)
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  • Prapatsorn Sukkaset
  • Saran Chamroonkul
(Thailand)
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  • Stephanie Stiers
(Canada)
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  • Edward Chew
(Malaysia)

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Jury Members

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Andrea Verenini

Editor in Chief, Eleven Magazine

andrea

Andrea Verenini

Editor in Chief, Eleven Magazine

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ASPECT Studios

Winners of Eleven's 'San Francisco 2016' Competition

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ASPECT Studios

Winners of Eleven's 'San Francisco 2016' Competition

Alberto Villanueva

Alberto Villanueva Galindo

Founder, IDEA Architecture Office

Alberto Villanueva

Alberto Villanueva Galindo

Founder, IDEA Architecture Office

BFI

BFI

Buckminster Fuller Institute

BFI

BFI

Buckminster Fuller Institute

brent sherwood

Brent Sherwood

Space Architect & Program Manager, NASA

brent sherwood

Brent Sherwood

Space Architect & Program Manager, NASA

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Christina Ciardullo

Space Architect & Academic, Carnegie Mellon University

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Christina Ciardullo

Space Architect & Academic, Carnegie Mellon University

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Kriss J. Kennedy

Space Architect, NASA

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Kriss J. Kennedy

Space Architect, NASA