Part 1 – Jubal Green

The Interstellar Spaceport 

The project demonstrates a potential future paradigm reflecting the outlook of a world where commercialised trade has taken full effect in Earth’s geosynchronous orbit. The “Interstellar Spaceport” manifests the loopholes in the political and economic conflicts of earth by re-appropriating the discarded remains of collided spacecraft. The harvested debris parts are reassembled into new vessels that suit a new purpose and create a new free trade across the solar system.

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Throughout time astronomical guides have been the basis of trade and exploration. However, as humanity in the modern city has developed the standardised form of trade has been exchanged in a digital format leaving the visible relationship with the cosmos forgotten.

By critically analysing and breaking down the modern trade of the signal, the vessel of the satellite could be established as the physical representation of the digital exchange.

As no extensively defined interplanetary treaties have been established worldwide regarding ownership, in space many disused vessels become unclaimed. Due to the lack of distinct rules regarding the ownership of orbit, shifting possession of territory on Earth and competition for resources within outer space dictate the context. This poses the question of whether there could ever be a self-governed dwelling based in international orbital territories.

With the escalation of commercial space initiatives and the political distancing of world space programs the waste and destruction of satellites is set to increase dramatically by 2055. A phenomena known as “Kessler syndrome” is on course to create a cloud of space debris hurtling across orbital planes. As a result of the increase of space debris the prospect of a physical trade with Earth and the solar systems external resources becomes unfeasible via modern forms of space travel.

Jubal Green
By harvesting from the debris, a new free trade could be created that would embody the altering social and economic landscape of the earth below. This new organism known as the “Interstellar Spaceport” establishes itself within the forgotten and unused parts of geosynchronous orbit. The crew of the ship slowly adapt the port to reap and process the space debris cloud to trade new vessels with earth and establish colonies across the solar system. As the political and economic climate on earth shifts, so too does the spaceport. 

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Bond Bryan Architects

West Yorkshire Society of Architects

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