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Liechtenstein in Space: Peter Droege's Studio Mars

This year Peter Droege's Space Design Studio visited the planet Mars. This excursion was undertaken with the purpose of allowing students to experience microspaces, extreme environments and some absolute basic principles of design and spatial planning, as well as paying tribute to the fragility and rarity of our own planet and its biosphere.

This year Peter Droege's Space Design Studio visited the planet Mars. This excursion was undertaken with the purpose of allowing students to experience microspaces, extreme environments and some absolute basic principles of design and spatial planning, as well as paying tribute to the fragility and rarity of our own planet and its biosphere. 




Base camp by Christian Pfister 


Support from ESA – the European Space Agency 
Supported thematically by the European Space Agency and its Space Technology Center (ESA-ESTEC) in Noordwijk, the Netherlands, and the professional space architects of Vienna's Liquifer Systems Group, the students spent a semester researching various scenarios of interplanetary settlement and developing such scenarios themselves, especially options for colonising the earth’s sister planet Mars. Mars has only 40% of Earth's mass and gravity, the density of its atmosphere is 1% of that of our own planet (with a carbon dioxide content of over 90%) and the average surface temperature is slightly above 60 degrees Celsius below zero.


ESA - European Space Agency


Basic urban cell floor plan by Jorge Succar 


Opening and exhibition of students’ work

 
It takes eight months to travel to Mars – and for ten days a small selection of student projects will be on view in the foyer of the auditorium of the University of Liechtenstein. Date and time for the opening will be published.


Basic urban cell section by Jorge Succar