3.4.6. MEP and Water/Waste Areas
The main concept in these facilities is that of a goblet: an elevated reservoir of water supported on a foot that actually contains other activities that requires pressurized conditions. The reservoirs should also be pressurized to avoid the water evaporate but would not require the same level of pressurization.
In this building the inner pressure is kept by a steel plate surface built with steel plates of about 90cm wide attached together by continuous welding. These plates would work also as outer structure to protect against sand storms. In the interior of the “foot facilities”, gel bags would protect from radiation and they would be covered with fiber glass panels as revetment.
The foot would then contain several floors to allocate support activities such as water purification facilities and mechanical and electronic equipment rooms.