Photo credit: Zeynep Ege Odabasi
Humans will eventually colonize Mars, but what will the colonies actually look like? Architects Burak Celik, Naz Kaplan and Zeynep Ege Odabasi unveil Genesis V.2. The team’s main goal was to come up with a design that is both sustainable as well as adaptable to Martian conditions, starting with a circular base station that can be constructed on a natural crater. This means that parts of it would be shielded from harsh weather conditions while also providing easy access to the surface. Read more for additional pictures and information.
The base station is built around the crater using connection joints around the main ring in a screw-like fashion and is anchored to the lowest level of the cauldron-like depression. This design enables researchers to move the structure if necessary, since the base station can be detached from the main ring and reattached to a larger crater.
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Genesis V.2 thrives to reflect how our first steps into a new world should be: sustainable to establish a respectful relationship between us and the new home and adaptable to different scenarios humanity could face in this new home to achieve the maximum efficiency in expanding our community towards a brighter future,” said Zeynep Ege Odabasi.