Foster and Partners to reveal life on Mars habitation pod at Goodwood Festival of Speed

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Foster + Partners is to present its vision of life on Mars and the Moon as part of its Future Lab showcase at the Goodwood Festival of Speed 2018

The architecture firm will display a range of models, robotics and futuristic designs developed by the firm to explore the future of life in space.

Forming a central part of its exhibition will be a scale model based on the Mars and lunar habitation pods that it has designed. Thanks to a virtual reality animation, visitors will be able to see inside one of these proposed state-of-the-art habitation pods.

The architecture firm claims to be taking a central position at this year’s FoS Future Lab, which is focusing on space exploration, autonomous transport, robotics, and personal flight. Visitors will be able to view displays and demonstrations, interact with some of the technology for themselves and learn more about these exciting innovations.

Foster + Partners has been working on a number of projects that look at developing habitats on the Moon and Mars using a wide variety of technologies such as large-scale 3D-printing, robotics and Regolith Additive Construction.

A wide range of these techniques will be displayed at the expo, bringing the possibilities of creating an extraterrestrial habitat to life for visitors.

An example of a robotic architectural 3D-printing arm will also be on show, creating different-shaped plastic objects to demonstrate its skills.

Foster + Partners will showcase a scale model based on its Mars and lunar habitation pod designs at Goodwood Festival of Speed 2018. 

• The world-renowned, integrated design practice will be showing its latest award-winning projects carried out for competitions organized by NASA in the events second edition of the Future Lab innovation exhibition

• Younger visitors can drive remote-control diggers around the ‘Mars sandpit’ while a virtual reality experience will allow visitors to ‘walk’ through the habitation pods on Mars

FoS Future Lab is open throughout Festival of Speed, from 12 – 15 July 2018, open 7am – 7pm each day

Says David Summerfield, Head of Studio at Foster + Partners:

“We’re delighted that our design concepts for habitats on Mars and the Moon are taking centre stage at the FoS Future Lab. It’s a fantastic opportunity for us to show how technology can enable us to create extraterrestrial settlements.

“We hope visitors to the Goodwood Festival of Speed will come away from the display excited and enthused about the possibilities of the future and that it will inspire the next generation to reach for the stars.”

FoS Future Lab will be open to the public throughout the Goodwood Festival of Speed, which runs from the 12 – 15 July 2018, 7am – 7pm each day.

Hospitality packages are now very limited throughout the weekend. To buy tickets or enquire about hospitality visit www.goodwood.com or call the Goodwood Ticket Office on 01243 755 055.

Chris Price