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moon - International Moon Station
7th edition


A few years ago only a fool would dare to think of space exploration. We could limit ourselves to contemplate it from the earth, look up, and dreaming. The truth is that this madness is close to cross the border into a reality ever closer. The conquest of space has always been in the human horizon, is in our nature, this need to discover the unknown , the search for answers or just adventure. This endless search for the correct answer will always be incomplete and unfinished, full of doubts and uncertainties. On October 4th 1957 the first artificial satellite was launched into space, Sputnik 1. This had a profound impact on what would be the race to space in the years that followed. On the one hand it proved that it was possible to place in Earth orbit a human artifact, and on the other it is possible to put a man into space. One month after the launch of Sputnik 1, the 1st living being is launched into space aboard Sputnik 2. Laika, a Russian dog. July 20, 1069, Neil Armstrong landed on the moon. “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind” Neil Armstrong



The moon was formed 4.5 billion years ago and it’s Earth’s only natural satellite. It was first visited by the U.S.S.R.’s spacecrafts Luna 1 and Luna 2, followed by many other missions to explore the surface and the atmosphere of our satellite. Since then, the man has walked on the moon and discovered most of its secrets. The moon’s surface is arid, lifeless and full of craters, but what if we could find a way to enjoy it anyway?


SPACE TOURISM The idea of space tourism is starting to become a reality day by day. Sub-Orbital space trips have already been taken by the very first space tourists. More and more companies are investing in this new field of tourism and even planning to build suborbital vehicles and cities. Many companies have thought to build a moon hotel. With this in mind the creation of a space hotel for space tourists might be a closer reality than we think. If we could put together scientific research facilities with tourism maybe we could speed up the process.







1st Place

Team - Mike Sudolsky, Brian Kato,  Ben Anderson- Nelson, Ann Hurt, Ashley Morgan

City: Denver

Country: United States

2nd Place

Team: Nicolás Barrena Lázaro

City: Madrid

Country: Spain

3rd Place

Team: Claire Gaspin, David Emmons

City: Chicago

Country: United States

Honorable Mentions
Honorable Mentions

Team: Joe Roberts

City: Bristol

Country: United Kingdom

Team: Jakub Pietryszyn, Maciej Rebisz, Joanna Konefal

City: Stalowa Wola

Country: Poland

Team: Aleksandra Plotnikova

City: Kazan

Country: Russian Federation

Team: Nurhayat Oz, Sinan Gunay

City: Istanbul

Country: Turkey

Team: Ondřej Havlín, Jakub Kolman

City: Brno

Country: Czech Republic

Team: Kangwoo (Kenny) Chun, Minhwa Lee

City: Seoul

Country: Korea South

Team: Luiz Eduardo Lupatini

City: Passo Fundo, RS

Country: Brazil

1st PLACE - ID 0001020 : Team - Mike Sudolsky, Brian Kato,  Ben Anderson- Nelson, Ann Hurt, Ashley Morgan, City: Denver, Country: United States

“Caldera points, with the most impressive illustration, to a world where mankind has developed a small paradise under the harsh surface of the moon.” Luis Serina

“The use of subterranean room is one of the most viable projects, creating a new atmosphere where plants can grow and life can develop. The skylight system proposed  is also a well thoght idea.Furthermore, the panel is atractive using a section and a render to show the concept, the architecture is concise and precise.To sum up, this project deserves the first place due to many aspects gathered in one simple idea: A subterranean room.” Rafael González

“The winning project proposes to convert the existing structure of lava tubes into a parallel universe which makes the moon atmosphere suitable for humans. It´s a modular system which can be extended. This idea offers a new point of view for the cultivation and is an interesting approach to develop life on the moon!” Cathrin Bergscheider

“Caldera is a combination of an agricultural reasearch facility and a hotel. It is located beneath the moon’s surface. In former lava tubes a rich in species agriculture will be established. Travellers can attend the phases of the development from their rooms hanging off the ceiling surrounded by plants or taking a walk through the fields. A question left is where comes the light from? But still visionary”. Christina-Kappich


2nd PLACE - ID0001030: Team: Nicolás Barrena Lázaro, City: Madrid, Country: Spain

“The project re-thinking tourism provides an extremely appealing proposal to such a challenging goal. The complexity of the problem is very well addressed by combining virtual reality, mind mapping and reality into an harmonious image, which pushes the mind to believe in the outcome.” Luis Serina  

“Tourism on the moon may be possible. This project goes deeper in this idea presenting it in a very atractive diagram. However the space proposed stays only in a regular basic aircraft.”Rafael González

“This proposal gives an interesting idea of a new kind of tourism and traveling. It´s an interesting concept which an educational effect.”Cathrin Bergscheider

“This project is a concept – thinking travelling and tourism as a scientific game – and not architectural design.Three different roles are offered, tourist, scientist and earthling. Journey time is 30 days. Within this period the three groups are interacting with each other. Giving travellers this extraordinary experience of having a task exploring and researching the moon together is a special benefit.” Christina-Kappich


3rd PLACE - ID0001300: Team: Claire Gaspin, David Emmons, City: Chicago, Country: United States

“Moonboxes concept makes us believe in a Safari on the moon, through a vivid and compelling illustration, transmitting the feeling that everybody could do it one day, which is a powerful message”. Luis Serina    

“Moonboxes propose to mix pure architecture with a regular aircraft. The safari proposal throught a mobile room offers an unique experience to the tourist.” Rafael González

“This projects shows a classic way of a tourism project with a clear and functional design.It´s easy to imagine this project as real!” Cathrin Bergscheider

“Keep it simple – put a hotel room on a caterpillar. Why not?” Christina-Kappich

24H competition

“It was a privilege to be part of the jury of this inspiring and visionary competition. It was exciting to witness so much talent in so many proposals coming all over the world, pointing to the following steps of man in the moon. Congratulations to the organizers and participants, who have put their energy and imagination to the service of one of mankind’s most challenging dreams, to live in outer space.”  Luis Serina

“It has been a great experience to study many different projects. The idea to work on the moon is very atractive and the projects have been very dissimilar”. Rafael González

“It´s an interesting theme and the great number of submitted projects shows that this utopia stimulates the imagination.” Cathrin Bergscheider

“A demanding task with plenty of scope for fantasy and imagination. Participants provided an impressive variety of ideas from which it was hard to choose the best.” Christina-Kappich


Honorable Mentions

ID000150 - Team: Joe Roberts, City: Bristol, Country: United Kingdom

ID000780 - Team: Jakub Pietryszyn, Maciej Rebisz, Joanna Konefal, City: Stalowa Wola, Country: Poland

ID0001230 -Team: Aleksandra Plotnikova, City: Kazan, Country: Russian Federation

ID0001310 - Team: Nurhayat Oz, Sinan Gunay,  City: Istanbul, Country: Turkey

ID0001340 - Team: Ondřej Havlín, Jakub Kolman, City: Brno, Country: Czech Republic

ID0001440 - Team: Kangwoo (Kenny) Chun, Minhwa Lee, City: Seoul, Country: Korea South

ID0001540 - Team: Luiz Eduardo Lupatini, City: Passo Fundo, RS, Country: Brazil

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