Regenerative Space: A Design for the Future: Tohoku Spaceport
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The final human catastrophic disaster is the failure of earth’s ability to support life. Due to ill-conceived human industry, natural planetary processes, or some extra-planetary intervention, this planet will not last forever. However, for the first time in the known history of this solar system, this predictable end does not necessarily mean the conclusion of human life. Facilities for such an evacuation have been proposed as early as the late years of the 19th century by thinkers such as Jules Verne and Konstantin Tsiolkowsky. I propose no less than ten locations in the world dedicated to the evacuation of humans and other life to extra-earth colonies within the next fifty years. This is the dissection of an architectural design process for a contemporary spaceport and the implications of such a typology on both local and global catastrophic disaster.