Human settlements have suffered huge transformations through history. From the very first little villages next to rivers or materials to the 21st century ultra high density modern metropolis, cities have evolved in such an amazing way that nowadays both resources and space are scarce. Due to this we have asked ourselves some questions:
# What is the purpose of uncontrolled urban sprawl?
# Does the growth of the cities have any limit?
# If this growth is not reducing, is it possible to look for alternative models of colonization?
# Can this lead us to look into other planets?
We have a clear answer to these questions. Cities will be the device that will conquer other worlds, and in order to do that, technology and urbanism will inevitably work together in space exploration.
The “spatial era” started trying to send a human mission to the Moon. Now, 30 years after, the scientific programmes are focusing to land on Mars. Words as colony, settlement or martian are common to us. Could we imagine that way? How will be the rockets have developed to that moment? Based on the design and size evolution of the air and space transport we could approach to the next gen: A rocket city, a visiting society to another planet.
Moving to Mars needs to solve the transporting and the construction system to build a new home for the humanity. However, The Visitor, presents a balance where the vehicle and the living facilities are together, just like a skycrapper with engine motors. The whole structure works as a building containing a colony.The building-vehicle provides energy and supplies as a part of the living system.
The Visitor integrates water supplies with labs and living species conservation projects, spaces for investagation and innovation as well as facilities for cropping and farming. The modular structure results as a great skeleton which holds a variety of modules and containers which are essential for establishing a base. Energy is provided by reactor and the deployment of different platforms as solar panels or turning the wings when the structure is landed into rotating eolic wings generating energy.
The project is ready to leave the planet once the mission is completed or moving to other locations deppending climatic conditions.
A city inside a vehicle, a spaceship capable of making cities in other worlds. .