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PLANETARIUM

The Experience of Space

Planetarium is Eleven’s 6th international design and ideas competition. From the dawn of civilization, mankind has had a fascination with the sky. From Stonehenge to the Pyramids of Egypt and South America, architecture has played a central role in the understanding of space and time, both as an observational tool and as a metaphorical experience. The challenge wished to revisit the romance between linking the stars to us humans through the experience of architecture, and recontextualise it in today’s contemporary world, technology and renewed interest in space exploration and discovery.

Today, the Planetarium dome has become the standard vessel for communicating astronomy and astrophysics. However, many of these lessons have become restricted to projections, films or virtual reality, thus downgrading the architecture to a passive container rather than a committed protagonist.

In this competition, we asked the international creative community if architecture itself could become – once again – a tool for experiencing and understanding space. How can architecture engage with and enhance today’s renewed age of space exploration and discovery? What does the next generation of Planetariums look like?

A First for Eleven:
For the first time in the history of Eleven’s competition, we have a jury winner which has also been voted winner of the People’s Choice, as voted by our readers.

Thank You:
This competition was run in partnership with Christina Ciardullo and sponsored by the Middle Atlantic Planetarium Society (MAPS). Eleven would like to thank Christina and MAPS for making this fascinating competition possible.


winner

Greenwich Deep Space Exploratorium

Jonathan Law, Cheryl Lim & Ashirai Zeyn Musikavanhu
(UK / Singapore)

For the first time in the history of Eleven’s competitions, a team has won both the jury vote and the public vote. This winning planetarium design comes to life in the form of an elegant sensory journey of discovery. Above ground, monolithic ‘alien’ structures are scattered amongst the peaceful setting of Greenwich Park. Below ground, these shells become vessels for galactic exploration, hold within them sensory experiences of space. Prepare yourself to be submerged (quite literally) into the depths of space. Experience the dark nothingness black holes, feel the heat of the brightest burning suns, and be dwarfed by the magnificence of galaxies.

runner up

Microsphere

Christian Gabbiani & Elisa Porro
(Italy)

A minimal poetic design that focuses on an intimate rediscovery of space and puts you at the centre of the universe. The architecture is underrated but elegant, allowing it to comfortably exist in a whole multitude of contexts around the world. Tiny design, big idea. Your own private corner of space.


Honourable Mentions:

ARCHXIS (ARCHITECTURE FOR EXPERIENCING INTERGALACTIC SPACE)

Albert S. Yu, Jay Panelo, Noriel M. Estipular & Ara Lovinia G. Fronda
(Philippines)

The idea behind this planetarium is strong, well presented in the sheets and contemporary, helping us understand the galactic (and extragalactic) cosmology beyond our planet in a rational and clear way. It is easy to see this being built in cities around the world. This design uses the architecture fully as part of the experience, rather than as a simple container for space exhibits to exist in.

CHRONOS: The Space-Time Planetarium

Drew Heller, Isabella Marcotulli & Ibrahim Salman
(USA)

The creativity of concept is only overshadowed by the beautiful sheets, which become true works of art in themselves. Eccentric, crazy, yet structured, this design is a building like no other we have seen, which pushes the boundaries of what a planetarium could be. To quote one of our jury members: “Is it realistic? Probably not, but who cares. It makes you go wow and dream. After all, isn’t this what space is all about?”

Space Fair

Ryan Danny Baxter & Amanda Mei Schwarz
(USA)

This scheme has a quirky retro feel and matching graphics. It is a hybrid between a school science fair and a high-school sports event (where are the cheerleaders?). We love its fun-natured spirit and the possibility of creating an event (rather than a building) around the idea of learning about space which can be enjoyed by both children and adults. The fair has the added bonus of allowing for the event to change in time and travel the world, accessing even the most remote communities.

ANTINOUS – The Planetarium of Rome

Roberto Fioretti & Tommaso Marenaci
(Italy)

A beautiful link between past and present through the eternity of space. This design uses architecture to link the user to stars, planets and satellites above. We particularly love the Moon phase gallery: just one of the ways in which this team has manipulated architectural form in subtle ways to create powerful lessons of space through a sensory experience of place. Lovely.

Somewhat Empty Space

Justin Jed Zumel
(USA)

This planetarium is more than a piece of architecture. It is a grand vision which is captivating in concept and graphically. We love the way the design team chose an unconventional site and how important figures in the history of physics, space and astronomy are represented in architecture, existing within the overall scheme like planets in full orbit. Hard to imagine a visitor not being awed by the grander of the design and the boldness of the experiences held within.

Celestial Trace

Keonwoo Kim & Jeong A Lee
(South Korea)

Simple, elegant, beautifully presented and unlike anything else submitted in this competition. We particularly loved the idea of flipping the dome (literally) to create a new way of experiencing space. We like the tension in walking the ‘space plank’ (as we called it) and feeling like you are floating in the middle of stars. This project has a potential to profoundly impact on one’s perceptions.


people's choice

Greenwich Deep Space Exploratorium

Jonathan Law, Cheryl Lim & Ashirai Zeyn Musikavanhu
(UK / Singapore)

For the first time in the history of Eleven’s competitions, a team has won both the jury vote and the public vote. This winning planetarium design comes to life in the form of an elegant sensory journey of discovery. Above ground, monolithic ‘alien’ structures are scattered amongst the peaceful setting of Greenwich Park. Below ground, these shells become vessels for galactic exploration, hold within them sensory experiences of space. Prepare yourself to be submerged (quite literally) into the depths of space. Experience the dark nothingness black holes, feel the heat of the brightest burning suns, and be dwarfed by the magnificence of galaxies.



Jury:

Meet our panel of world class experts, scientists, artists, leaders and fellow designers!

Dennis Cohen

Creative Director and Experience Designer at Ralph Appelbaum Associates (RAA)

Dennis Cohen

Creative Director and Experience Designer at Ralph Appelbaum Associates (RAA)

Dennis Cohen specializes in the experiential design and strategic planning of interactive and interpretive museums, science centers, and brand destination attractions. His projects combine information architecture, visitor interactivity, entertainment technology, social media, event programming, and community outreach. Mr. Cohen works closely with the project’s design and content teams to develop the experiential aspects of the project using the tools of information architecture, all manner of visitor interactivity, entertainment technology, community outreach, and live performances.

Mr. Cohen recently led the firm’s effort on an international Planetarium competition, a major national science-based museum in Mexico City and conceptual plan for Frost Science Museum in Miami, Florida. He has also develop interactive education and corporate environments for FIRST Place, Manchester, New Hampshire; the NASCAR Hall of Fame, Charlotte, North Carolina; the at the Indianapolis-Marion County Public Library; Adventure Science Center’s, Nashville, Tennessee; Moody Gardens Rainforest and Aquarium, Galveston, Texas; the Samsung, Seocho brand showcase, South Korea, and the Maritime Experiential Museum - Resorts World Sentosa, Sentosa, Singapore. In addition, he has directed the development of interpretive plans for cultural and corporate brand destination projects in the U.S. and abroad, including the Space Exploration and Education Center (SEEC) for the NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Maryland; LEGO House in Billund, Denmark; the Carlsberg Brewhouse brand and experience center, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Charles Beichman

Executive Director of NASA's Exoplanatory Science Institute (NExScI) at Caltech / NASA JPL

Charles Beichman

Executive Director of NASA's Exoplanatory Science Institute (NExScI) at Caltech / NASA JPL

"What am I looking for in a Planetarium? An experience which makes the visitor a participant in learning about the interconnections between humanity and the cosmos: from the origin of the elements which make our bodies, the universality of the physical laws humans have discovered, the grand scale of our world through space and time, and the idea that we may not be alone."

Dr. Charles Beichman is the Executive Director of the NASA Exoplanet Science Institute (NExScI) at Caltech, NASA’s Center for exoplanet research. Dr. Beichman has been deeply involved in the search for evidence of planetary systems using first IRAS, Spitzer and now Kepler K2 for which he has an approved Cycle  1 program to search for planets orbiting bright nearby M stars. Dr. Beichman helped to formulate NASA’s program to search for planets around other stars, authoring numerous articles and reports on the search for terrestrial and ultimately habitable planets. Before taking up his role at NExScI, he was Chief Scientist for JPL’s Astrophysics Directorate and before that Director of the Infrared Processing and Analysis Center (IPAC) working on Infrared Satellite Astronomy Satellite (IRAS), 2 Micron All Sky Survey (2MASS), ESA’s ISA, and Spitzer. He was a member of the Spitzer/MIPS instrument team and currently leads the JWST/NIRCam instrument team’s program. Most recently he has been leading internal JPL R&D  efforts to develop laser frequency combs as wavelength standards for precision radial velocity measurements in collaboration with Caltech and NIST. These efforts led to the demonstration of a laser frequency comb at the IRTF and Keck telescopes in 2015 (Yi et al 2016).

Education:

1973 A.B. (Astronomy), Magna Cum Laude, Harvard College, Cambridge, Massachusetts 1979 Ph.D.(Astronomy), University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii (Thesis advisor Dr. E.E. Becklin)

Recent Professional Experience:

- Executive Director, NASA Exoplanet Science Center, Caltech/JPL, 2003-present
- Senior Faculty and Visiting Associate, California Inst. Technology, 2003-present 
- Senior Scientist, JPL, 2005-present.
- Chief Scientist, Astronomy and Physics Directorate, JPL, 2001-2003
- Director, Infrared Processing and Analysis Center, 1991-1998

Stephen Dubois

Secretary of the Middle Atlantic Planetarium Society (MAPS)

Stephen Dubois

Secretary of the Middle Atlantic Planetarium Society (MAPS)

"I am looking for creativity, innovation and pushing beyond the boundaries of convention."

Stephen Dubois has worked in the planetarium field for 30 years.  His homebase is the Whitworth Ferguson Planetarium in Buffalo, NY but he also is an educator at the Williamsville Space Lab Planetarium.  Over the years Stephen has authored content for dozens of presentations, created and directed multi-media public programming, worked as illustrator,  production designer and music director. He also is a composer working for planetariums all around the country scoring fulldome programs as well as independent films.

Jim Sweitzer

Astrophysicist and Museum Consultant

Jim Sweitzer

Astrophysicist and Museum Consultant

"Planetariums are at a singularity. Digital rendering and display technologies have both made planetariums more capable, but at the same time, they have threatened planetariums with a proliferation of personal screens with instantaneous access to astronomical news and data. Planetariums are challenged as social events in the way cinema has been changed by on-demand video. Yet if we consider a planetarium as a device to model and map the known universe, it will indeed survive, but in what form? Digital planetariums can display non-astronomical data, thereby extending our visition to many other realms both scientific and artistic. Finally, planetarium buildings are also like contemporary scientific cathedrals where we can contemplate humankind in our relation to the cosmos. It is now time for a broadened, fresh and inspiring designs for the planetariums of the 21st Century."

James Sweitzer, Ph.D. (U. Chicago, 1978, Astrophysics) began his career at the Adler Planetarium, Chicago, where he served as Assistant Director. After 10 years as a museum professional, Jim returned to the University of Chicago to help create the Center for Astronomical Research in Antarctica. In this role, he made two trips to the South Pole. In 1996, Jim became the Science Project Director for the Rose Center for Earth and Space at the American Museum of Natural History in New York. There he directed the renovation of the Hayden Planetarium, which opened on the Millennium. Returning to Chicago in 2002, he directed DePaul University’s Space Science Center, representing NASA’s Space Science missions in a seven-state region of the Midwest. In 2004, Jim launched Science Communications Consultants (SCC), a firm that advises on the building and renovation of planetariums, museums and science centers around the world. In 2007, Jim joined the Climate Reality Project where he was trained by Vice President Al Gore. Jim has taught courses including astronomy, astrobiology, energy policy and cosmology at Columbia College Chicago since 2004. Since 2016, he has been teaching astronomy at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago as well.

Eric Hanson

Founder and Partner at xRez Studio

Eric Hanson

Founder and Partner at xRez Studio

"I am honored to participate in what will prove to be a stimulating conversation about the nature of how to best communicate our place in the universe, from vast scale to deep, internal landscapes. Emerging immersive media experiences allow inquiries of a fundamental and powerful level that transcend any other media, and I look forward to seeing vectors in this evolution."

Eric Hanson is a partner at xRez Studio, a design firm concentrating on cutting-edge immersive digital environments. Having worked with leading visual effects houses such as Digital Domain, Sony Imageworks, Dream Quest Images, and Walt Disney Feature Animation, his environmental work can be seen in “The Day After Tomorrow”, “Cast Away”, “Mission to Mars”, “Fantasia 2000”, and “The Fifth Element”, among others. Originally an architect, he pioneered 3d visualization practices for Gensler and Callison Partnership. He is also an Associate Professor at the USC School of Cinematic Arts, leading their curriculum in visual effects and cinematic VR. Eric is a member of the VES, IVRPA, ACM/Siggraph and attended the University of Texas at Austin. He wishes he could sleep more.

Dan Goods

Artist in Residence at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Dan Goods

Artist in Residence at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Dan Goods is passionate about creating experiences where people are reminded of the gift and privilege of being alive.

During the day he runs The Studio at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, a team developing creative ways of communicating and working to transform complex concepts into meaningful stories that can be universally understood. After hours he works on creative projects around the world. Currently he is collaborating with others on new public art pieces in San Diego and San Francisco and is developing the 'Museum of Awe' with David Delgado and Ivan Amato. An experience of art, science, theater and surprise.

In 2002 Goods graduated valedictorian from Art Center College of Design. Recently he was selected as 'One of the most interesting people in Los Angeles'. He lives in South Pasadena, California with his wife and three kids.

Lars Lindberg Christensen

Head of Education & Public Outreach Department at the European Southern Observatory (ESO)

Lars Lindberg Christensen

Head of Education & Public Outreach Department at the European Southern Observatory (ESO)

"The planetarium is already a unique entity. It is a profoundly different architectural space. Its immersive presentation capabilities creates the most efficient learning environment mankind has yet invented. It is a place where the often mind-boggling reality of the Universe "out there" at the largest scales, and "down there" at the smallest scales can be visualized. I will be looking forward to innovative architecture that creates new ways for the planetarium space. New thinking that supports and enhances the technical capabilities of the future to making a life-like or even hyper-realistic immersive projection possible. New ideas for how we can "condense" the immense reality of our cosmos so that it becomes comprehensible for our relatively limited human mind."

Lars is an award-winning astronomer and science communicator. He has produced material for a multitude of different media from star shows, fulldome movies, laser shows and slide shows, to web, print, TV and radio. Lars has more than 200 publications to his credit, most of them in popular science communication and in its theory. He has authored a dozen popular science books translated to more than ten languages. He has directed several documentaries and planetarium movies that have received critical claim around the world. Lars received the Tycho Brahe Medal in 2005 for his achievements in science communication.

Thomas Wong

Partner at Ennead Architects

Thomas Wong

Partner at Ennead Architects

"Humanity’s relationship to the stars and heavens began with the moment of our very consciousness of being. Yet, muted by the construct of the lives and environments that have now subsumed us, we have been detached from the power of that relationship for some time. I expect that this competition will give us a multitude of pathways to reconnect to that primeval sensibility, as well as ideas to probe future paradigms, both visceral and technological, through which humanity can explore and understand our universe."

Thomas Wong is a Design Partner in Ennead Architects and has been with the firm since 1993. In this tenure, he has provided insightful design leadership on a variety of building and program typologies, from performing arts facilities to research laboratories, museums to acute clinical programs. This broad range of experience underpins his versatility and speaks to his approach of every project as a unique design problem that requires a distinct, specific and authentic solution.

Among his notable, recent projects are: The New York University Langone Medical Center, Kimmel Pavilion, Energy Building and Tisch Hospital Addition; Cornell University, Weill Medical College, Medical Research Building and Weill Greenberg Center; and University of Michigan, Biomedical Science Research Building.

In addition, Mr. Wong is currently designing the new Shanghai Planetarium branch of the Shanghai Science and Technology Museum (SSTM), a project for which Ennead won the commission through an international competition. Mr. Wong is guiding the expansion of the firm into China with the recent opening of its Shanghai office. Ennead’s work in China continues the firm’s fifty-year tradition of designing innovative, memorable and sustainable buildings in the public realm that express client identity, respond to contemporary culture and enhance the built environment. Mr. Wong’s design for the Planetarium is exemplary in this regard as it defines a new identity for the Lingang district of the City, southeast of Shanghai’s central business district. Current projects also include the Taopu SciTech city master plan and Phase I development architectural design, also selected in an international competitio

Mr. Wong received a Master of Architecture degree from Cornell University in 1993 following his Bachelor of Architecture from Cornell in 1991. He is a member of the American Institute of Architects.

Christina Ciardullo

Co-Founder SEArch+ / PhD Candidate at the Center for Architecture Science and Ecology RPI

Christina Ciardullo

Co-Founder SEArch+ / PhD Candidate at the Center for Architecture Science and Ecology RPI

"There is nothing more awe inspiring than sitting in the planetarium when the imaginary sun sets through dusk and the stars emerge overhead, except perhaps actual dusk and the actual night sky appearing overhead. Northing more beautiful than standing in the sun shining through a window, except perhaps standing in the sun. Architecture can be a virtual mask, on the one hand shielding us from nature, on the other hand revealing it in new ways. What a monumental challenge it is to come to terms with how we can use architecture to either in physical reality or through metaphor emulate and teach us about nature. Will you choose to communicate through physical observation or poetic gesture? Whichever you choose, be sure to get your science right.

To re-imagine a century old architectural experience as profound and popular as sitting in the planetarium dome is not an easy challenge, and it’s precisely why we are asking you to do live up to this incredible challenge."

Christina Ciardullo began her career as an astrophysics and philosophy student, and turned towards a design career upon working in the Rose Center Planetarium in NYC. After many fulfilling years of studying it, working for the architects of this planetarium, and participating in the design of a new one, Christina continues to pursue a design career driven by the interdisciplinary merger of design and science, understanding where nature meets design, wether for habitats for non-earth environments, the mixing of human and ecological systems in design, or the communication of science. Christina has worked in such environments as the NYC Planning Department and NASA Habitability Design Center. She was the Ann Kalla Fellow at Carnegie Mellon University 2015-2016 and the 2016 Buckminster Fuller Institute Fellow. She now pursues a PhD in living systems from the Center for Architecture Science and Ecology.

Eloise Carr

Editor, Eleven Magazine

Eloise Carr

Editor, Eleven Magazine

Eloise joined Eleven Magazine in 2016 as Editor and Communications Director.

She was born in England in 1985 and grew up in a small village a stone’s throw away from Windsor. The world of art and design has attracted her from a young age and saw her experimenting with fine art, graphics, fashion design, photography, printmaking, textiles, screen-printing, jewellery design and digital media throughout her personal and professional life.

Eloise gained her BA (Hons) Fashion and Textiles degree in 2006 and later moved into the world of interior architecture obtaining a MA (Hons) Interior Design in 2011. She has worked on many diverse projects including collaborations with Tatty Divine, Cole and Son and the London Olympic Games.  

She is a full member of the BSME (British Society of Magazine Editors).

Eloise loves to travel to experience different cultures and sights, which inspires her creativity. In her spare time she enjoys designing at multiple scales, taking far to many photographs, going to the gym and returning home to a healthy dinner of wine and cheese!

Andrea Verenini

Founder, Eleven Magazine

Andrea Verenini

Founder, Eleven Magazine

Andrea founded Eleven Magazine in 2015 and currently works as its Editor in Chief and Creative Director.

He was born in Bologna in 1984 and spent his childhood and teen years growing up in Italy, Hungary, Russia and Austria. At the age of 17 he moved to the UK to pursue his higher education in Architecture.

Andrea holds a BA (Hons) Architecture degree (2006), a Diploma in Architecture (2009), and in 2010 was awarded a fully-funded doctorate studentship, which he successfully completed with a PhD in Architecture and Urban Regeneration in 2014.

His architecture career has seen him active in both research, academia and practice. He has worked for Grimshaw Architects in London and taught at University in both undergraduate and post-graduate levels on subjects ranging from architecture/urban history and theory, sustainable design, emergent architectural trends, modular/movable architecture, responsive dynamic design, and nature-inspired design.

Andrea is a full member of the BSME (British Society of Magazine Editors).

In parallel to Eleven, Andrea works as a freelance designer and architect on experimental projects and international collaborations.

In his spare time Andrea enjoys traveling, photography and (English weather permitting) riding around on his motorcycle avoiding woodland creatures on country lanes.

Eleven's competitions are the ideal arena for generating pro-active international think-tanks in a whole variety of contemporary hot topics and contexts: from social issues to environmental threats, new technologies, shifting urban landscapes, exotic ecological havens, product design, fashion and - why not - even outer space!

We love competitions because they are instrumental in highlighting emerging talent and starting design-led revolutions around the world.

Our challenges have had exhibitions in Europe and the USA,  published in multiple international magazines such as the Architecture Review, the AJ, Dezeen, Archdaily and Designboom, and consistently win awards year after year.

AWARDS & ACHIEVEMENTS:

2015 - Our inaugural competition 'Cambodia' wins the 3rd place in Bustler’s ‘Top-10 Best Competitions of the Year' Awards, and Eleven is officially in business.

2016 - 'Moontopia' is featured as 7th in Bustler’s ‘Top-10 Best Competitions of the Year' Awards.

2017 - Eleven becomes the most popular competition portal in the world with a double-whammy placement two competitions - 'Rome' (winning 3rd place) and 'Planetarium' (arriving in 5th place) - being featured in the top-5 places in Bustler’s ‘Top-10 Best Competitions of the Year' Awards.

2018 - Watch this space...

Cambodia 2015 Jury Team:

Andrew Maynard (Andrew Maynard Architects), Arthur Andersson (Andersson-Wise), Camillo Boano (The Bartlett, UCL), Christine Murray (Editor in Chief, Architectural Review), Elena Douvlou (Metropolitan University of Athens), Ingrid Bille (BilleByeSheid), Massimo Forese (+39 Architects), Mathilde Marengo (IAAC, Barcelona), Perry Hopper (Grimshaw), Shaun O'Rourke (BAC), Tom Kundig (Olson Kundig), Andrea Verenini (Editor, Eleven).

* This event was run in support of the Angkor Hospital for Children (AHC) charity.

San Francisco 2016 Jury Team:

Amy Frearson (Deputy Editor of Architecture, Dezeen), The Buckminster Fuller Institute (BFI), Carlos Arnaiz (CAZA), Chris White (BIG), Hasdai Westbrook (Editor, Impact Design Hub), John Barton (Dean of Architecture, Stanford University), Jonny McKenna (Metropolitan Workshop), Karen Nelson (Dean, BAC), Leon Roast (BIG), Lewis Knight (Gensler), Kristi Loui (Gensler), Matthew Mazzotta (MIT), NAP+P Architects (Winner of Cambodia 2015: consisting of members Natthapol Pongplanchai, Planin Chantalert, Porncharoen Orbanratmanee, Pratchaya Lertruck Sadee), Roger Hawkins (Hawkins/Brown), Trent Tesch (KPF), Andrea Verenini (Founder, Eleven).

* This event was run in support of the Project Night Night charity. 

Moontopia Jury Team:

ASPECT Studios (Winners of San Francisco 2016), Alberto Villanueva Galindo (IDEA Architecture Office), The Buckminster Fuller Institute (BFI), Brent Sherwood (NASA), Christina Ciardullo (Carnegie Mellon University), Kriss J. Kennedy (NASA), Andrea Verenini (Founder, Eleven).

Biomimicry Jury Team:

Alexander Walter (Editor, Archinect & Bustler), Jan Utzon (Utzon Associates Architects), Richard James MacCowan (Biomimicry Institute UK), Timothy McGee (LikoLab), Yaniv Peer (Exploration Architecture), Marko Brajovic (Atelier Marko Brajovic), Andrea Verenini (Founder, Eleven).

Rome 2017 Jury Team:

Patrik Schumacher (Director, Zaha Hadid Architects), Francesco Gatti (3Gatti), Francesco Lipari (OFL Architecture / Cityvision Magazine), Emanuel Jalbert (In Situ), Lorenzo Catena, Onorato di Manno and Andrea Tanci (SET Architects), Eloise Carr (Editor & Creative, Eleven), Andrea Verenini (Founder, Eleven).

Planetarium Jury Team:

Christina Ciardullo (Architectural Designer and Educator), Thomas Wang (Partner, Ennead Architects), Lars Lindberg Christensen (Head of Education and Public Outreach, ESO), Dan Goods (Artist in Residence, NASA JPL), Eric Hanson (Founder and Partner, xRez Studio), Jim Sweitzer (Astrophysicist and Museum Consultant), Stephen Dubois (Secretary, Middle Atlantic Planetarium Society), Charles Beichman (Executive Director, NASA Exoplanet Science Institute, Caltech / NASA JPL), Dennis Cohen (Creative Director and Experience Designer, Ralph Applebaum Associates),  Eloise Carr (Editor & Creative, Eleven), Andrea Verenini (Founder, Eleven).

* This event was run in partnership with Christina Ciardullo and sponsored by the Middle Atlantic Planetarium Society (MAPS)

Shelter 48 Jury Team:

Abeer Seikaly (Architect & Cultural Designer), Narinder Sagoo (Partner, Fosters + Partners), Hakan Gürsu (Founder & CEO, Designnobis), Amro Callam (Executive Director, Architecture for Society), Karina Ashrapova (Winner, Eleven's Biomimicry Competition), Eloise Carr (Editor & Creative, Eleven) Andrea Verenini (Founder, Eleven).

* Poster graphics designed by Concept BRE

Safari (Matobo, Zimbabwe 2017) Jury Team:

Beks Ndlovu (CEO, African Bush Camps), Derek Solomon (Animal Behaviour and Communication Specialist/Author/Private Guide), Rob Janisch (Biomimicry and Genius of Nature Guru/Private Guide), Chris Browne (Owner, Fox Browne Creatives), Debra Fox (Owner, Fox Browne Creatives), Charlene Hewat (CEO, Environment Africa), Eloise Carr (Editor & Creative, Eleven), Andrea Verenini (Founder, Eleven).

* This event was run in partnership with African Bush Camps and also in support of their charity African Bush Camp Foundation.

Marstopia Jury Team:

Andrew Aldrin (Son of legendary astronaut Buzz Aldrin and Director of the Buzz Aldrin Space Institute), Alberto Villanueva Galindo (Architect and Academic, IDEA Architecture Office), Jessie Andjelic (Founding Partner of SPECTACLE and Head of Mars Studio at the University of Calgary), Marc Guberman (Team Leader of the Mars Habitat Project and Partner at Fosters + Partners), Stefano Boeri (Founding Partner, Stefano Boeri Architetti), SEArch Architects (Awarded first place in NASA’s 3D Printed Mars Habitat Challange), Vera Mulyani (CEO and Founder, Mars City Design), ZA Architects (Directors and Co-Founders Dmitry Zhuikov and Arina Agieieva), Monika Lipinska, Laura Olivier and Inci Ogun (Winners of Eleven's Moontopia Competition), Eloise Carr (Editor & Creative, Eleven), Andrea Verenini (Founder, Eleven).

* Competition friend: Mars City Design

Macro to Micro Jury Team:

Adam Vickers (Managing Director of Squareyard Landscape Architecture), Wayne Hemingway (Chairman at CABE and Founder of Hemingway Design), Max Farrell (Senior Partner at Farrells), Lisa Kinch (Associate Architect at Farrells and Lecturer at Manchester School of Architecture), Katy Lock (Policy Manager at Garden Cities and New Towns, Town and Country Planning Association), Steve Sheen (Housing Strategy and Partnerships Manager at Manchester City Council), Andrea Verenini (Founder, Eleven).

* This event is run in partnership with BETA Events, sponsored by Square Yard, and is part of the event BETA Housing 2018 (12 July, Manchester, UK).

Malecon (Havana) Jury Team:

Peter Noever (Professor, Principle at No/Ever Design and original member of the 'Havana Project'), Wolf D. Prix (Professor, Principle/CEO at COOP HIMMELB(L)AU and original member of the 'Havana Project'), Theodore Hoerr (Founding Principal, Terrain Work), Paul Bulkeley (Design Director, Snug Architects), Carl Prusha (Professor, Director at CP Architects and original member of the 'Havana Project'), Carlos Arnaiz (Founding Partner, CAZA), Eloise Carr (Editor & Creative, Eleven), Andrea Verenini (Founder, Eleven).

Plastic Worlds Jury Team:

Chris Precht (Founding Partner, Penda), Luca Maccarinelli (Associate, Spark* Architects), Michael Pawlyn (Founder, Exploration Architecture), Richard James MacCowan (Founder, Biomimicry UK), Safia Qureshi (CEO, CupClub), Shannon Royden-Turner (Founder, Actuality), Eloise Carr (Editor & Creative, Eleven), Andrea Verenini (Founder, Eleven).

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