Elysium’s World Is Even Grittier, Prettier in This Cool Concept Art BY ANGELA WATERCUTTER 08.07.13 Paradise in the Heavens One of the big decisions in the concept design was whether or not Elysium would have a roof (like in the above concept drawing from Aaron Beck) or exposed to space. They opted to leave it open.
Thousands of colonists might live on this interstellar Mayflower for a journey lasting generations. The ship has its own ecosystem and artificial gravity from its rotating cylindrical hull. A sister ship looms in the giant window