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BIG to design the world’s largest Mars simulator in the UAE

The world's largest space stimulation city is a BIG deal. On Tuesday, United Arab Emirates leaders unveiled designs for a 1.9-million-square-foot Mars simulator designed by Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG). When it opens, a team will live in a Mars-like environment under one of the development's domes, subjecting themselves to and conducting experiments on energy, food, and water self-sustenance. To support the research, the simulation will include agriculture testing facilities to study food security, as well as labs for food, water, and energy. The public will be able to visit a museum of "humanity’s greatest space achievements" complete with educational spaces for young aspiring astronauts. The museum's walls will be 3D-printed from desert sand. Emirates News Agency (WAM), the UAE's official news agency, first broke the news. The project will cost approximately $136 million (AED $500 million) to build. "The UAE seeks to establish international efforts to develop technologies that benefit humankind, and that establish the foundation of a better future for more generations to come," said Vice President, Prime Minister, and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, at the meeting. "We also want to consolidate the passion for leadership in science in the UAE, contributing to improving life on earth and to developing innovative solutions to many of our global challenges." The space city is part of the UAE's Mars 2117 Strategy, an initiative launched this February that aims to build the first human settlement on Mars within the next century.
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Product> Great Dividers: A Roundup of Operable Wall Systems

Moveable partitions give structure to open floor plans and adapt to shifting spatial needs. Defining diverse areas large and small, public and private, they have long been utilized in office settings, and are gaining popularity in residential loft developments. Fitted with clear or translucent panels of glass or resin, the walls transmit rather than block natural light. PK-30 System PK-30 Folding walls, room fronts, and clerestory windows all utilize the same aluminum profile, thus achieving design continuity through several different architectural applications. Accepts panels in ¼-inch or ½-inch thickness. Lama System Modernus This partition system offers swing, sliding, and pocket door options, and can be configured for single- or double-glazed designs. Genius Moveable Wall KI Providing outstanding acoustic protection at 44-48 STC, these walls are available in solid, glass, and stick-built panels. The non-progressive design means changing a single frame doesn’t require dismantling an entire wall. Pattern+  3form Using an online design tool, patterns and colors can be etched or printed in varying scales and densities, lending both uniformity and diversity to the glass or resin panels. Stripe Rimadesio Horizontal aluminum crosspieces on both sides of these sliding doors sandwich one of 50 glass types available. Designed by Guiseppe Bavuso. Raydoor Raydoor Soft-close barn doors have a gasket edging where the panels meet in this corner installation, ensuring privacy. No floor track eases maintenance. Aria Inscape Merging transparency and minimalist lines, this movable wall system brings elegance to the interior.