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Digital Design, Master Planning, Partnerships

Master Planning and Space Architecture for a Moon Village

In partnership with the European Space Agency and faculty at MIT, SOM is engaged in a collaborative endeavor to design and master plan the first full-time human settlement on the Moon. Presented at the 70th International Astronautical Congress, this paper outlines the goals and summarizes the key design, planning, and engineering considerations.

Master Planning, Sustainability, Urban Design

The Hong Kong Water Line: A Recreation and Conservation Vision for Hong Kong Island

The Hong Kong Water Line project, a research-based proposal by SOM's Hong Kong office, introduces the concept of a new multipurpose trail around the entirety of Hong Kong Island. The proposal seeks to enhance coastal access, provide a sustainable transportation corridor, and offer a framework for marine conservation.