Freedomes Delivers Spherical Structures for Ridley Scott’s "The Martian"
Freedomes – World in a Sphere®, a leader in geodesic domes production and temporary structures based in Poland, prepared a set of futuristic structures for the latest American sci-fi thriller "The Martian" by Ridley Scott. Movie from the director of "Alien" and "Gladiator" hits theaters October 2.
Spherical dome structures used in the 20th Century Fox film were custom-made by Freedomes to fit the storyline. The action of "The Martian" takes place on the planet Mars, where Mark Watney (Matt Damon) is fighting for survival after a failed space mission.
Seriously injured, Damon’s character regains consciousness after an intense sandstorm, which resulted in his camp being destroyed, depriving Mark of air, food and contact with his fellow crew members. Alone on the Red Planet, millions of miles away from the Earth, he is left to his own devices. The only chance to survive now is to live in a geodesic structure and be self-sufficient by growing one’s own food. The movie also stars Jessica Chastain, Jeff Daniels, Kristen Wiig and Kate Mara.
The script, based off the novel "The Martian" by Andy Weir, was developed in close cooperation with the NASA. There is a reason why geodesic domes are considered by space exploration experts as structures that can serve humanity to colonize Mars. Due to their great strength, reasonably low weight and compact size for transport, they seem to be the ideal choice for creating human bases on a distant planet.
The production of structures and assembly work carried out by Freedomes team on the movie set in Jordan and the studio in Budapest coincided with the development of their new products. The result of these are two new product lines: F.Domes.Glamping and F.Domes.Grow which are now being launched onto the market.
Spherical structures used in the film act as a human base on Mars in which the character lives, running his own vegetable plantation. The above-mentioned F.Domes spherical tents intended for self-assembly have similar applications, and therefore, can serve as outdoor living pods and glamping (glamour camping) accommodations (F.Domes.Glamping) or greenhouses with home-grown organic vegetables and fruits (F.Domes.Grow).
“Geodesic structures are simply made for experiments, perfectly fitting into the context of events and entertainment industry,” says Adam Lyczakowski, Freedomes co-founder. “And since we like a little challenge, we willingly signed up for such distant mission. A continued interest from international clients and a multitude of applications our products allow for are our everyday fuel.” – he adds.
Not without the help of Szczecin citizens, the company received The Architizer A+ Award (otherwise called the ‘Oscars of Architecture’) for their F.Domes product line in 2015. Time to grab an Academy Award?