An interesting new design proposal imagines a future in North Africa that is no longer defined by conflict and desertification, but of cultural diversity and abundance. Eric Randall Morris and Galo Canizares envision The Valley of the Giants, a series of tall, skinny cylindrical structures that carry all of the elements necessary to turn a barren desert into a life-giving oasis.
An honorable mention in eVolo’s 2016 Skyscraper competition, Valley of the Giants takes a futuristic approach to addressing real and pressing concerns troubling North Africa (and other regions) today.
“Water was scarce, and the only inhabitants were nomadic tribes like the Tuareg people,” the design team wrote in their competition brief. “As global conflicts grew and their impact rippled over several continents, demand for refugee housing and temporary settlements increased in the area. Frustrated, the country’s government decided that they needed to build something; a permanent solution to the temporal problems which kept piling up. They needed something that addressed the influx of immigrants, the desertification of the area, and changing cultural diversity; something beyond a quick-fix.”
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