Civil Engineering and Architecture Vol. 10(3A), pp. 19 - 26
DOI: 10.13189/cea.2022.101303
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Humanizing Being on Mars: A Martian Colony

Manal A. Alamoudi , Rahma Doheim , Mohammed F.M. Mohammed *
Department of Architecture, College of Architecture and Design, Effat University, Qasr Khuzam St., Kilo. 2, Old Mecca Road. P.O.BOX 34689, Jeddah 21478, Saudi Arabia


Even though planet Mars is considered the most similar to earth, it still differs in some aspects. The gravity is lesser. Its atmosphere, climate and geology are a bit different from Earth. Thus, several robotic missions were conducted on the Mars surface to find the way to make the planet habitable and safe for human. This project aims to design the first human colony on the planet Mars. This would be a new home for humans to live, work and explore. This colony will establish the first humanized research center out of Earth. It will also provide a sustainable habitat for future explorers, by providing living dwellings along with all the other needed facilities for humans to live. The considered space program in this project includes the living quarters, common social zone, health zone working zone, and utilities zone. Several key elements were considered during the project design such as water and oxygen, planting (soil), temperature, radiation, pressure, wind, power (energy source), surface (construction), materials, and psychological aspect. This project will provide a comprehensive study to design a suitable settlement that can support a safe daily human life in an extreme environment location.

Planet Mars, Planet Habitable, Martian Colony, Sustainable Habitat

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[1] Manal A. Alamoudi , Rahma Doheim , Mohammed F.M. Mohammed , "Humanizing Being on Mars: A Martian Colony," Civil Engineering and Architecture, Vol. 10, No. 3A, pp. 19 - 26, 2022. DOI: 10.13189/cea.2022.101303.

(b). APA Format:
Manal A. Alamoudi , Rahma Doheim , Mohammed F.M. Mohammed (2022). Humanizing Being on Mars: A Martian Colony. Civil Engineering and Architecture, 10(3A), 19 - 26. DOI: 10.13189/cea.2022.101303.