10.15 2015

MOA ARCHITECTURE Wins International Design Competition Award!!

Best Architectural Concept
NASA Mars 3-D Printed Habitat Challenge

Award BestinClass Arch ConceptSelected as one of 30 Top Finalists to be judged and presented at the World Maker Faire in New York City in late September, MOA ARCHITECTURE was awarded the Best Architectural Concept for our submission to the NASA 3-D Printed Habitat Challenge. The design competition challenged participants to develop state-of-art architectural concepts that take advantage of the unique capabilities 3-D printing offers to imagine what habitats on Mars might look like using this technology and in-situ resources. Our vision was able to come to life with the the help of All Copy Products’ 3D printer and 3D printing expertise. It was great partnering with such an amazing company!

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The design competition attracted more than 165 participants including submissions from the European Space Agency (Europe’s equivalent of NASA) and Foster + Partners, an internationally renowned design firm from London. The 30 highest-scoring entries were judged and displayed at the Maker Faire event. Teams were judged on many factors, including architectural concept, design approach, habitability, innovation, functionality, Mars site selection and 3-D print constructability. The design competition is the first phase of the 3-D Printed Habitat Challenge, which seeks to foster the development of new technologies necessary to additively manufacture a habitat using local indigenous materials with, or without, recyclable materials, in space and on Earth.

See our award winning design concept here.