Bjarke Ingels Group to Build Mars Simulation in UAE Desert

Dome-shaped structures built with 3D-printing technology.

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The Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) has been commissioned by the Dubai government to construct a humongous space simulation city using 3D printing technology. Dubbed “Mars Science City,” the monumental project aims to recreate what life would be like living on Mars.

The renowned architecture firm will take to UAE’s Emirati desert to build dome-shaped structures using 3D printing technology with its walls made of sand particles from the surrounding landscape. A group of individuals will reside in the futuristic city for a year. Moreover, a series of experiments and laboratories will be included in the project to develop sufficient ways to produce as well as conserve water, food, and energy, as per designboom.

“The UAE seeks to establish international efforts to develop technologies that benefit humankind, and that establish the foundation of a better future for more generations to come,” said Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid in a statement. ”We also want to consolidate the passion for leadership in science in the UAE, contributing to improving life on earth.”

Collectively, the futuristic metropolis will span approximately 1.9 million square feet, costing BIG around $140 million USD to construct. Take a look at the simulation city above and head over to BIG’s official website to learn more.

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