Project Olympus

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BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group teams up with ICON, developer of advanced construction technologies including robotics, software and building materials, and with SEArch+ (Space Exploration Architecture), to work with NASA on beginning research and development of a space-based construction system that could support future exploration of the Moon.  


NASA has signaled that, through the Artemis program, the Moon will be the first off-Earth site for sustainable surface exploration. BIG has partnered with ICON to begin designing Project Olympus, a sustainable lunar habitat that will be the first human foray into extra-terrestrial construction with robust structures that provide better thermal, radiation, and micrometeorite protection than metal or inflatable habitats can offer. From landing pads to habitats, these collective efforts together with NASA and SEArch+ are driven by the need to make humanity a spacefaring civilization.


About ICON


ICON develops advanced construction technologies that advance humanity. Using proprietary 3D printing robotics, software and advanced materials, ICON is shifting the paradigm of homebuilding on Earth and beyond. Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, www.iconbuild.com


 


About SEArch+


SEArch+ is a startup developing human supporting design concepts for space exploration.


The SEArch+ mission is to conceive, investigate, and develop innovative 'human-centered' designs enabling human beings not only to live, but to thrive in space environments beyond Earth. Working with leading aerospace, subject-matter experts and engineers, SEArch+ has participated and won first place in NASA’s Centennial Challenge for a 3D-Printed Habitat. SEArch+ is a collaborator with NASA Langley Research Center on the Mars Ice Home project, the BIG Ideas Challenge, and has consulted in design and research studies with United Technology Aerospace Systems, NASA Johnson Space Center's Human Habitability Division and NASA Ames Human Systems Integration.


 


Name: Project Olympus


Type: Commission


Size: 195.5m2


Location: Moon


Client: ICON


Collaborators: NASA, SEArch+


 


BIG-BJARKE INGELS GROUP


Partners-in-Charge: Bjarke Ingels, Martin Voelkle


Project Leader: Julian Ocampo


Team: Siqi Zhang, Rasam Aminzadeh, Jenna Dezinski, Fabian Lorenz, Guillaume Evain, Jakob Lange

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    BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group teams up with ICON, developer of advanced construction technologies including robotics, software and building materials, and with SEArch+ (Space Exploration Architecture), to work with NASA on beginning research and development of a space-based construction system that could support future exploration of the Moon.   NASA has signaled that, through the Artemis program, the Moon will be the first off-Earth site for sustainable surface exploration. BIG has...

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