THE RED PLANET
Meraas Holdings, Dubai
Grout McTavish Architecture
Brad McTavish (Principal), Clive Grout (Principal), Alex McCumber, John Jones, Andrew Carruthers, Toshi Suzuki, Kahn Tran, Michelle Ventresca
SMEP Engineering / Code Consulting: Buro Happold Consulting
Exhibit & Interpretive Design: Gallagher & Associates
Habitat & Zoological Design: Studio Hansen Roberts
Aquarium Design: Jim Peterson Design Associates
Life Support: Ted Maranda & Associates
Horticulturalist: Rob Halpern
Architects of Record: U&A, Dubai
Project Manager: Samsung
Facility Operator: Zoo Oceanarium
60,000 sf enclosed area
The Red Planet Dubai is an immersive Science Center attraction based on the UAE active involvement in Mar exploration. Conceived as a vertical journey through the science of space flight from propulsion systems to navigation and the science behind living in space. Guests are taken on a journey through theses zones to get a better understanding of the complexities and issues surrounding a successful Mars mission.
The experience revolves around a 30m-scale representation of Boeings Mars rocket separated to show the various stages and inhabited zones of the spacecraft. Guest are given a mission objective to fulfill within each vertical zone of the spacecraft, with the highest score given command of the mars landers located in the upper reaches of this carved stone abstracted cube.