Onteco ™ comprises different types of settlements. The former are divided into two locations and will be inhabited by scientists in short stays, less than 4 years.
Mars Village Alpha will be the first human settlement on the Red Planet to be built in 2035 and will be able to accommodate 400 people. And Mars Village will have space for 600 citizens and will be built in 2042. These two settlements consist of 3D-printed buildings and dome structures on the surface of Mars protected by large canopies. Both populations will be 10 km apart to ensure resilience.
There will also be the Cliffcity ™ settlement, a vertical city that will house up to 30.000 people. The citizens of Onteco will live in this city formed by tunnels within a cliff, grouped three-dimensionally to ensure resilience.
The first settlements are divided into two locations and are dedicated only to scientists and short-term stays for less than 4-years. Mars Village Alpha is expected to start construction in 2035. It represents the first human settlement on Mars and accommodates 400 people. The second location is called Mars Village Beta, which houses 600 people, and its construction could start by 2042. This second martian village is 10km away from Mars Village Alpha to secure resiliency. These two settlements consist of 3D-printed buildings and dome structures on the surface of Mars protected by large canopies.
The third settlement is called Cliffcity and consists of a vertical City that houses 30,000 people. Onteco citizens will live in this City comprised of tunnels inside a cliff grouped three-dimensionally in Macrobuildings, each of them accomodating up to 2,000 people. While Cliffcity is planned to start construction in 2054, the first Macrobuilding, called Pangu™, is not expected to be finished until 2065. Each macrobuilding has the name of mythological gods from different Earth cultures. For example, in Chinese mythology, Pangu was the originator of the world, which later led to the creation of humans by goddess Nüwa and her brother Fuxi.
Future cities-state are expected after the Cliffcity is finished. Such new cities are critical to ensure resiliency and facilitate growth on Mars.
A Macrobuilding is a primary architectural unit which comprises ten different modular solutions, housing a total of 30.000 citizens. Each of them is entirely different from one another and all of them accommodate 2.000 people. These building modules consist of an intricate net of three-dimensional fourteen-meter diameter tunnels that go as deep as 120 meters into the Cliff.
The Macro Buildings inside the Cliff are self-sufficient, and most of the inhabitants do not need to leave them to perform their daily activities unless desired. They function similarly to giant mixed-use skyscrapers on Earth, where all the day-to-day activities take place inside the building.
A MIRS™ (Minimum Individual Residential Space) is a customizable digital apartment ready to enjoy your stay at Onteco™. Each MIRS™ has 25 m2 of private space with the possibility of using 1.000 m2 of common areas in a private neighborhood.
The gated neighborhoods can host 20 MIRS™ and also include a green dome intended to connect with the power of nature and experience calm and contemplation. Valuing green spaces will be a challenge that the citizens of the Red Planet will have to relearn, because one of the great unsolved problems on Earth is precisely environmental pollution and the abuse of nature.
When Onteco citizens / visitors obtain digital assets they will be able to access other public areas located outside of Cliffcity™ private neighborhoods and Martian cities. They will also be able to buy a 1.000 m2 neighborhood that includes its own green dome. In this case, the design will be personalized on your digital real estate to meet the specific needs of the future citizen.