According to NASA, the first people are expected to return to the moon as early as 2024, this time to establish a long-term human presence. The aim is not only to stay on the moon, but also in its orbit. In addition to a Lunar Module, a space station is to be built, which - similar to the ISS - will serve as a "gateway" to the Moon. [1] In addition, other space agencies and private companies are developing concepts for colonizing the moon and beyond. [2] For a long-term presence to work, however, not only outstanding engineering skills are required, but also new concepts and ideas for the living space of astronauts and settlers. How can the stay for these people be made as pleasant as possible? How do designs react to zero or low gravity and what new possibilities does this open up? How can modules be designed so efficiently that they can be planned and reproduced as quickly as possible? These and many more thoughts are questions for which architects are also called upon to propose solutions. The fact that architects have been involved in this discussion for a long time does not only show current publications: For example, the design of the Russian Soyus capsules goes back to the architect Galina Balashova. [3]


Within the context of the Stegreif project, a module is to be designed on the basis of existing concepts, which will either enable a lunar presence on or in the moon's orbit. These modules should be designed in such a scalable way that a small settlement could be created. During the implementation of the design, special attention should be paid to the planning method. It should be investigated to what extent this can be used for planning on extraterrestrial celestial bodies and where the limits of current software are.


The Stegreif design is submitted in the form of a small brochure in which the design is explained in pictures and text and the planning method is explained. In addition, the module should be submitted as a BIM file (IFC or native format).


[1]NASA Artemis
[2]Space Architecture Projects
[3]Galina Balaschowa sorgte im All für Gemütlichkeit

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