Today, we announce the winners from our HP Mars Home Planet Concept Challenge! Launch Forth would like to thank every single person that participated and put time and effort into submitting their work. Numerous ideas that were submitted were innovative as well as stunning in their artwork!
We are proud to announce the winners of the HP Mars Concept Challenge!
Infrastructure - 1st Place
Kenny talked about semi-autonomous architecture and construction of an early colonization infrastructure network that would aid the growth of the human population. This entry shows architecture that can be easily moved and reinforced by 3D printing capabilities.
"Impressive! Kenny left no stone unturned. Extremely detailed and thoroughly researched, this really stood out amongst other entries." - Andrew Anagnost
Infrastructure - 2nd Place
Kadek submitted a proposal on what a post-Earth civilization would look like on Mars using existing and developing technologies.
"Great provocative questions that bear more thought and future challenges. Excellent ideas on farming support." - Jay Rogers
Transportation - 1st Place
Xabier’s idea is a multi-purpose vehicle that evolves along with the colony of Mars. It can easily start out navigating through Martian soil and eventually being able to connect to infrastructure, such as rails, to move around faster and more efficiently.
"Simple and reusable vehicle concept." - Jay Rogers
Transportation - 2nd Place
Justin submitted a concept of a utility vehicle that is a 6-wheeled, electric, battery-powered vehicle. It was designed to be autonomous but can be driven manually, as well.
"Great modular concept, allowing multiple uses on the same chassis." - Dr. Sanjay Vjendran
Innovation in Engineering - 1st Place
In Yih’s entry, he described the process of utilizing resources on Mars to make rocket travel to Earth possible while supporting one million humans on Mars at the same time. He created a reaction train that would use Martian air and water as resources for raw material.
"Absolutely sound engineering!" -Dr. Sanjay Vijendran
Innovation in Engineering - Special Acknowledgement
In this design, José created a fully-functional plan for life on Mars by combining raw materials and utilizing existing engineering practices. In doing this, he has proved that old techniques can go a long way in building out societies in new atmospheres.
Innovation in Architecture - 1st Place
Jesús proposed underground structures with solar farms, which will provide heat, light, and electricity to the main living area on Mars.
"Compelling engineering, beautiful aesthetics, and quality renderings that would inspire future inhabitants." -Android Jones
Innovation in Science - 1st Place
The Lake Matthew Team designed an artificial geomagnetic field that would protect the inhabitants of Mars from cosmic rays.
Innovation in Design - 1st Place
Jorge designed a biosystem that creates micro atmospheres to allow vegetation and food to grow as well as reserve water. These biospheres could also be configured for recreational use.
"Nice variety of well ordered and dramatic illustrations. It shows off the design and convincingly places the viewer into the scenes." - Ryan Church
Community Award in Transportation - 1st Place
Community Award in Infrastructure - 1st Place
Launch Forth would like to congratulate all the winners and those who have participated. We’re proud to have a talented community.
Don’t forget to sign up for the HP Mars Home Planet 3D Modeling Challenge for more opportunities to win prizes!