The next finalists in Dezeen's Redesign the World competition powered by Twinmotion are Amaury Garay, Paola Alvarez and Mauricio Trujillo, who envision a world where humans live in harmony with nature in small, technologically advanced villages.
The proposal, called Humans for Nature, imagines a world where vertical agricultural systems are connected via networks of waterways, while drones transport cargo through the air.
Here, humans and the built environment adapt to nature rather than nature adapting to humans.
The project reflects an ancestral world where our ancestors used holistic principles to design their civilisations.
Read more about the proposal below.
Humans for Nature
Amaury Rafael Arroyo Garay, Paola Martinez Alvarez and Mauricio Marin Trujillo
"With few resources, knowledge and understanding of the cycles of nature, our ancestors achieved holistic engineering that helped their civilizations.
"Uniting that legacy we would have techno communities in autonomous eco-urbanisms under virtual axes of air traffic for cargo drones between sustainable agricultural areas, all of them interconnected by super systems of waterways.
"The project takes advantage, as our ancestors used to do, of flood cycles, promoting humans for nature and not the opposite."
Redesign the World
Redesign the World is the ultimate design competition, which called for new ideas to rethink planet Earth to ensure that it remains habitable long into the future.
The contest received over 100 entries from more than 30 different countries around the world.
These were assessed by a judging panel comprising White Arkitekter CEO Alexandra Hagen, structural engineer Hanif Kara, speculative architect Liam Young, Twinmotion product marketing manager Belinda Ercan and Dezeen founder and editor-in-chief Marcus Fairs, which selected 15 proposals as finalists to be published on Dezeen.
We are unveiling one finalist a day throughout our Dezeen 15 festival, culminating in the winner being announced on 19 November.
The winner will receive the top prize of £5,000. There are also prizes of £2,500 for second place, £1,000 for third place and £500 each for the remaining finalists.