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CUBE is pleased to announce the international design competition for students and fresh graduates from around the world to explore and express their views on the future of Egyptian settlements on Mars through their innovative and visionary proposals.

“Mars Is There, Waiting To Be Reached.” -Buzz Aldrin

Mars has exerted a strong fascination over humankind for centuries. Egyptians colonizing the Red Planet might still exist in the realms of science fiction. But today, the human race is edging closer to becoming an interplanetary species as the previous decade has witnessed Mars as the center of attention for becoming a potential new habitat for the earth’s future population.

With many visionary organizations and their ground-breaking explorative studies and research, the unseen future of inhabiting the Red Planet is now a real possibility; an opportunity to create a utopian tomorrow, making mankind a multi-planetary species.

This competition is intended to envision a habitat for the first Egyptian colonizers on Mars. It challenges participants to design the future architectural prospect that would define a trend for the architecture of the upcoming human civilization on the Red Planet.


“Life on Mars? Architects Lead the Way to Design for making Mars the second home for humans."

It is not enough to just travel to Mars and survive, it is essential to develop a way in which we can sustainably live on Mars. Figuring out how we could be comfortable living on the Red Planet is a challenge.

It’s about making Mars livable by completely transforming its environmental makeup through the construction of a human-made atmosphere to understand and solve one of the main problems for a fully breathable and livable Mars.


The objective of the competition is to propose a settlement complex including at least residential, research center, educational, services and medical units and choose one/all of them to design a detailed prototype according to the following table:


Jury Panel

"Winners Announcement"

First Prize Eliminated

Among the 32 Entries who submitted their projects, none got the minimum score (according to the announced competition evaluation criteria) for the first prize.

Second Prize Winner 1500$

Mahmoud Abdelatty
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  • Mahmoud Abdelatty, 

  • Eslam Abosamra 

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Third Prize Winner 1000$

Abdulrahman Hemdan Mohamed
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  • Abdulrahman Hemdan, 

  • Hassan Saleh,  

  • Aya Adel,  

  • Anas Mohamed Taha  

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Fourth Prize Winner 250$

Ahmed yasser Houssein Mohamed
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  • Ahmed yasser Houssein,  

  • Ahmed Houssein Khairy,  

  • Bassant Ahmed,  

  • Dina Maher,  

  • Peter Erian  

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Fourth Prize Winner 250$

Mohamed Saad Abobakr
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  • Mohamed Saad Abobakr,  

  • Abdelhamid Zain Arisha,  

  • Salma Hesham Balbaa 

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Honorary Mention Prize Winner

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  • HON FUI YORK ,  


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Second, Third and Fourth Honorable Mention Prizes Eliminated.

Only the five mentioned winners successfully fulfilled the minimum requirements for the competition.