2010 SHIFTboston Moon Capital Competition

Result

Winner
B. Andersen / New York, NY USA

Finalist
M. Zhang / Arlington, VA USA

G. Leech / Bedfordshire, UK

A. Di Mari / Hicksville, NY USA
Team Members: A. Govela

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Overview

THINK MICRO GRAVITY, THINK EXTREME, THINK BEYOND, THINK BIG IDEAS FOR THE MOON

Category Idea Competition / Competition Result / Open to Students
Type International, Idea, Open, Single-Stage, Anonymous
Genre Architecture
Country Boston, United States
Registration Deadline 1 September 2010 GoogleCal iCal
Submission Deadline 3 September 2010 (via Online) GoogleCal
Eligibility All

Description
Competition Category 1: LET'S GET SERIOUS
Design a second generation living and working moon habitat. Written by Dr. Marc Cohen, a leader in the space architecture industry and a registered architect, the architectural program consists of four components: an above surface access unit, surface laboratories, an agricultural zone, and a core habitat located under the lunar surface. YOU WILL BE DESIGNING AN ACTUAL LUNAR BASE and will be contributing to advancements in design in the space architecture industry. There has never been an open competition such as this before. We are giving YOU the opportunity to learn more about designing for extreme environments and you will walk away understanding more than you ever have about our Moon and living in space.
Competition Category 2: LET'S HAVE FUN
THINK: WHAT IF this could happen on the Moon? SHIFTboston seeks to collect visions that will re-imagine the Moon as a new destination. We want radical ideas for new lunar elements such as rovers, growing pods, inflatable structures, droids, clothing, and habitats. Envision an entire LUNAR CITY! How about a new Moon culture? What would it look like? Sound like? Envision having FUN on the moon with activities, fashion, and spacesuits!
YOU TELL US WHAT YOU THINK IS POSSIBLE ON THE MOON.

Jury
Constance Adams (Space Architect)
Michelle Addington (Associate Professor, Yale University)
Marc Cohen (Lead Human Systems Integration Engineer, Northrop Grumman Integrated Systems)
Nataly Gattegno (Founding Design Partner, Future Cities Lab, San Francisco CA)
Brian Healy (Jury Chair, Principal, Brian Healy Architects, Boston MA)
Kriss Kennedy (Habitation Systems Architect, Systems Architecture & Integration Office, NASA Johnson Space Center)
Amanda Levete (Principal, Amanda Levete Architects, London UK)
Brent Sherwood (Space Architect, Los Angeles CA)
Guillermo Trotti (President, Trotti & Associates, Inc, Cambridge MA)
Astrid Piber (Partner, UNStudio Amsterdam, Netherlands)
Andrew Whalley (Partner, Grimshaw Architects, New York and London UK)

Prize
US$1,000 cash prize and present at the MOON CAPITAL Forum, Exbition, Publication

Entry Fee
US$50 for individuals
US$75 for a company or organization

Entries
A single 24” x 36” (60cm x 90cm) board

Timetable
The award ceremony: October 21, 2010 at the Moon Capital Forum at the Cyclorama in Boston

Links
Past winners

Organizer
SHIFT

Official Website
http://www.shiftboston.org/