As humans continue to explore Mars, plans are already underway to build a sustainable city on the red planet. The plans were unveiled by architecture studio ABIBOO, which has offices around the world, including two in the United States.
Nüwa, the capital city and one of five planned at Tempe Mensa on Mars, is built vertically instead of horizontally into the side of a cliff, which would diminish the effect of atmospheric pressure and radiation, the latter of which is deadly without shelter.
Fortunately, carbon dioxide and water can be had on the surface of Mars, which is what ABIBOO wants to use to help create steel and build exclusively from materials on the planet, which is what makes it sustainable.
The city would still include all of the mainstays of a city on Earth, including homes, offices, and green spaces. Designs for the space are based on scientific research from The Mars Society and the SONet network.
'We had to do a lot of analysis based on computing and working with the scientists to try to understand what are the circumstances that we will face,' Alfredo Muñoz, founder of ABIBOO, told Euronews.
Those who dream of living in the city on Mars should pass that on to their children and grandchildren, though - construction isn't projected to begin until 2054 and move-in likely won't be before 2100. (Daily Mail)