Ever since the beginning of mankind, we have developed an unexplained affinity towards the various celestial bodies around us, our captivation being held by the moon at the center of all of it. This fascination is visible right from humankind's illustrations in the caves from thousands of years ago to our latest works in literature, astronomy, astrology, architecture and many other fields of studies. Our love for moon and race to explore new horizons, we have created history in the mid 20th century, with the first steps of mankind on the lunar surface. This drive and fascination for the moon have led us to believe that it could be the next destination for humans.
The dawn of the 21st century has seen Earth battling with the monumental pressure to fulfil the need for resources generated by the constantly growing human population. This realization has led us to search for new sources for our needs of resources elsewhere, with the moon being the most familiar destination. Space exploration, with human habitation at is center, will now become one of the next great steps in innovation. Finding a sustainable way to expand the human footprint beyond the Earth’s limits will soon become the next obvious step.
With the world gearing up to revisit lunar landscapes with leading space exploration organizations such as NASA, Virgin Atlantic, SpaceX, ISRO, CNSA, and Blue Origin revealing their ambitious plans to take humans to the Moon and Mars, with an aim to establish settlements there. Likewise, humans reaching on the lunar surface will also increase space tourism in near future, with that segment taking center stage now. Stalwarts in the field, like Elon Musk and his SpaceX, already have formulated plans to send the first humans – Japanese billionaire, Yasaku Maezawa with a group of artists – in space, on a loop around the Moon and back to Earth in 2023.
July 2019 will mark the 50th anniversary of the first Apollo landing on the Moon and Neil Armstrong’s historic first steps on its surface; this would also be a momentous occasion to start the movement of introducing ARCHITECTURE ON MOON.
Prizes of total USD 4000, broken down as follows:
1st Prize: USD 2000 + Certificate + Trophies + Publication
2nd Prize: USD 1200 + Certificate+ Trophies + Publication
3rd Prize: USD 800 + Certificate+ Trophies + Publication
10 Honourable mentions: Certificates
Winners and Honourable Mentions will be published on Volume Zero website and several international architecture and design magazines.
To show our appreciation, all the participants would receive participation certificate.
Early Bird Registration: 13th February 2019 to 18th April 2019
Standard Registration: From 19th April 2019 to 20th May 2019
Last Day for Queries: 5th May 2019
Closing Date for Submission: 30th May 2019
Announcement of Winners: 20th July 2019
Early Bird Registration:
Participants from India - INR 2000 (per team)
Participants from Other Countries - USD 75 (per team)
Standard Registration: Participants from India - INR 2800 (per team)
Participants from Other Countries - USD 95 (per team)
To be Announced
Moonception 2019 ARCHITECTURE DESIGN is open to all. We invite architects, students, engineers, product designers, thinkers, companies, organizations and everyone interested in the mission of the competition to submit their ideas. No professional qualifications are necessary. To join this competition register with us on moonceptition.volzero.com
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