3.5.1. General Configuration
The concept design is then driven by two main considerations:
· An actual planning that allows future growth of the settlement.
· The risk of mission failure due to the fact of not reaching the desirable construction technology.
In order to attend to those considerations, two major decisions are taken in the development of the general configuration for the Gen1.5 Settlement:
· A ring strategy is set in order to provide a pattern that will drive the future growth of the settlement by just adding new rings to the actual configuration.
· A set of construction technologies that do not compromise the general development in case any of them is not conducting results as were desired. This is then translated in a set of different building techniques and geometries for each of the functions required.