As with much of space exploration throughout history, the majority of early efforts in major space settlements were focused on expanding further outwards in our solar system. However, with the establishement of Aviv, quite possibly the most unique settlement humankind has ever created, the Foundation Society sent all critics into a stunned silence.

With a name that derives from the Hebrew word for ‘Spring Season’, Aviv not only emphasises the blossoming space settlement industry, but also highlights the new chapter of creativity in Foundation Society designs. With the settlement comprised of opulent aerostats floating in the thick Venusian atmosphere, Aviv is popularly refered to as the ‘Castle’s on the Clouds’ and despite the dangers posed by the atmospheric composition, has become a coveted attraction within the inner solar system.

Tourism and Research Settlement

Initial Operating Capacity Achieved – 2083

Location – Flying Aerostats at altitudes of between 30 and 50km in the Venusian Atmosphere

Initial Population – 8000

Predicted Population in 2100 – 11,000 + 1000 transients

This webpage refers to a fictional space settlement which is part of the UK Space Design Competition. No information presented here or implied herefrom should be regarded as factual. Any similarities with real events, places, or persons are purely coincidental.