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CUBE is pleased to announce the international design competition for students and fresh graduates from around the world to explore and express their views on the future of Egyptian settlements on Mars through their innovative and visionary proposals.

“Mars Is There, Waiting To Be Reached.” -Buzz Aldrin

Mars has exerted a strong fascination over humankind for centuries. Egyptians colonizing the Red Planet might still exist in the realms of science fiction. But today, the human race is edging closer to becoming an interplanetary species as the previous decade has witnessed Mars as the center of attention for becoming a potential new habitat for the earth’s future population.

With many visionary organizations and their ground-breaking explorative studies and research, the unseen future of inhabiting the Red Planet is now a real possibility; an opportunity to create a utopian tomorrow, making mankind a multi-planetary species.

This competition is intended to envision a habitat for the first Egyptian colonizers on Mars. It challenges participants to design the future architectural prospect that would define a trend for the architecture of the upcoming human civilization on the Red Planet.


“Life on Mars? Architects Lead the Way to Design for making Mars the second home for humans."

It is not enough to just travel to Mars and survive, it is essential to develop a way in which we can sustainably live on Mars. Figuring out how we could be comfortable living on the Red Planet is a challenge.

It’s about making Mars livable by completely transforming its environmental makeup through the construction of a human-made atmosphere to understand and solve one of the main problems for a fully breathable and livable Mars.


The objective of the competition is to propose a settlement complex including at least residential, research center, educational, services and medical units and choose one/all of them to design a detailed prototype according to the following table:

Jury Panel

Organizing Committee

Competition Timetable & Donwload your Full Terms & Conditions HERE

Competition Announcement

9th of November 2018

Registration Deadline

31st of December 2018

Q &A Closing

15th of January 2019

Submission Deadline

15th of February 2019

Public Announcement of Winners

3rd of March 2019

Press Conference and Opening Exhibition

7th of March 2019

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Awards and Prizes



First Prize Winner



Second Prize Winner



Third Prize Winner



Fourth Prize Winner

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