The fABE Fabrication Lab at the University of Westminster, together with Foster + Partners and the  faculty of Science and Technology, are launching a workshop project for FAB FEST’17.

For some time Foster + Partners have been working with the European Space Agency to develop 3D printable habitation concepts for deployment on the Moon. They have also been participating in an ongoing NASA-backed competition to propose habitation methods that could be used on Mars. These concepts have now been developed to a stage where they can be further tested through working prototypes.

FAB FEST’17 Pop-Up City sets out to explore unusual and ground breaking architectural concepts, so the MARS Habitation project fits our brief perfectly. Working closely with Foster + Partners and the departments of Computer Science and Engineering, the FAB FEST team is going to develop a pavilion that will become an artificial environment to imitate Mars and simulate the surroundings that are needed to train the robots to navigate and build the conditions for human habitation.

You will find this project together with a team of robotics experts and robots autonomously navigating around ‘Mars’ at FAB FEST’17.