In 1969, the Space Race peaked with the successful Apollo 11 mission, which allowed the first man to walk on the moon.
Between 1969 and 1972, there have been six successful manned missions to the Moon, all from the USA. In total, 12 people (all male) have walked on the lunar surface.
Nobody has ever walked on the surface of the Moon since 1972.
Today, nearly half a century later, new technological advances and a renewed desire on space exploration have ignited a new race. Attention is moving back to the Moon. This time, however, we are tired of just walking… what we want is to inhabit! Space Architecture is becoming a growing field with the desired outcome to: kick-start space tourism, expand our scientific knowledge, and ultimately make man-kind a multi-planetary / galactic species.
Eleven is excited to announce its first international ideas and design competition on space architecture.
We invite thinkers, architects, designers, academics and visionaries from around the world to imagine innovative solutions for Moontopia – the first ever self-sufficient lunar colony designed for living, working, researching and – why not – a little space tourism too.
How will man-kind exist on the moon? You decide.