Architecture students collaborate with European Space Agency to develop a sustainable moon base

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The ESA’s astronaut center in Cologne, Germany, partners with universities and research institutions to study moon-related concepts in preparation for future missions. Angelus Chrysovalantis Alfatzis is one of the researchers who has contributed to the development of a promising concept for a moon base, according to a statement from ESA. ‘ space.com

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Alfatzis shares “The whole experience drove us to think more deeply on the different aspects of’lunar construction’and habitation, showing us many different possibilities for our future on the moon.” When asked about the use of moon’s soil he explained, “I always strive to find material and structural solutions in accordance with the resources available on site […]’At the moment, my focus is on using unprocessed lunar soil for construction and the architectural applications of this [technique]. Alongside a multifaceted team of biologists and aerospace engineers, Alfatzis is able to examine and explore all aspects of the base’s construction and energy requirements.

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“I always strive to find material and structural solutions in accordance with the resources available on site,” Alfatzis, who is in his final year of the architectural engineering program at the National Technical University of Athens, Greece, said in the statement. “At the moment, my focus is on using unprocessed lunar soil for construction and the architectural applications of this [technique].” [Moon Base Visions: How to Build a Lunar Colony (Photos)]

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Every year the program, the only five-year professional architecture degree program in the state, holds a show to exhibit student works. The exhibition includes design projects, scale models, collaborative community projects, analysis of existing buildings and thesis investigations.

Taking the student projects from the classroom to the gallery exhibit allows students’ families and the community to see and appreciate the efforts by the students, organizers said in a news release.

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