EGYPT ON MARS Student Architecture Competition

Register February 15, 2019 | Submit February15, 2019 | STUDENT ARCHITECTURE COMPETITIONS






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.

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.



Competition Announcement
9th of November 2018

Registration Deadline
31st of December 2018

Q &A Closing
15th of January 2019

Submission Deadline
15th of February 2019

Public Announcement of Winners
3rd of March 2019

Press Conference and Opening Exhibition
7th of March 2019



First Prize: USD 2,000.00

Second Prize: USD 1,500.00

Third Prize: USD 1,000.00

Fourth Prize: USD 500.00






Dr. Sherif Morad Abdelkader
Associate Professor, Department of Architecture, The American University in Cairo (AUC)

Dr. Doaa Kamal Eldin Kamel
Associate Professor, Department of Architecture, Ain Shams University (ASU)

Dr. Ahmed M. Eliraqi
Assistant Professor, Department of Architecture, Ain Shams University (ASU)

Eng. Mohamed Elewa

Executive Design Manager at CUBE Consultants

Ahmed Hassab
senior Architectural designer at ECG Engineering Consultants Group S.A.CEO at Sci-Architecture

Momen El-Husseiny
Assistant Professor Department of Architecture The American University in Cairo (AUC)





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