The competition organized by Never Enough Architecture with the collaboration of the Antonio Gaudí Foundation has come to the end. It aimed to deepen the interaction potential of biomimicry and AI applied to architecture. The jury awarded first prize to the SHATARUPA project, proposed by Shubham Dalvi and Mrunmai Patil, a team of Indian architects. The proposal adapts the traditional technique for the construction of bridges formed by trees roots to the creation of sustainable habitats that become living architectures.

Second place went to THE FOG CATCHER, a cactus-inspired air humidity collector proposed by Wanchen Cai, Jiayan Huang, Siyu Dong and Ruobing Cheng, from China. The proposal contributes to the development of communities in arid areas in a practical way through sustainable architecture due to its low impact and its construction with local materials and techniques. This project synthesizes the proposed objectives by applying the concepts of biomimicry.

Third place was awarded to CILIA project, an urban air purifier inspired by the air filtration method of certain plants, presented by the Italian team formed by Giorgio Bonadei, Alessandro Agosti, Maurizio Nigro and Francesca Girola. Through these biomimetic concepts, it makes an important contribution to the improvement of the environment and provides aesthetic value to the urban landscape.

It is worth highlighting the high level of the proposals presented where Artificial Intelligence plays a fundamental role in the creation and formulation of projects based on biomimetic principles.

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