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eVolo Skyscraper Competition 2015
Tower Architecture Design Contest, New York City, USA
30 Mar 2015
2015 eVolo Skyscraper Competition Winners
eVolo 2015 Skyscraper Competition Winners
New York, NY, March 30, 2015 – eVolo Magazine is pleased to announce the winners of the 2015 Skyscraper Competition. The award was established in 2006 to recognize outstanding ideas for vertical living. Since then, the publication has received more than 6,000 projects that envision the future of building high. These ideas, through the novel use of technology, materials, programs, aesthetics, and spatial organizations, challenge the way we understand vertical architecture and its relationship with the natural and built environments.
In 2015, the Jury, formed by leaders of the architecture and design fields selected 3 winners and 15 honorable mentions. eVolo Magazine received 480 projects from all continents. The winners were selected for their creativity, ingenuity, and understanding of dynamic and adaptive vertical communities.
The first place was awarded to BOMP (Ewa Odyjas, Agnieszka Morga, Konrad Basan, and Jakub Pudo) from Poland for their project Essence Skyscraper. The proposal is an urban mega-structure that contains diverse natural habitats. The skyscraper would serve as a place to briefly escape urban life and stimulate diverse and complex experiences.
The recipients of the second place are Suraksha Bhatla and Sharan Sundar from India for their Shanty-Scaper. The project seeks to provide housing, work and recreational spaces to the inhabitants of Chennai city’s slum in India. The skyscraper is designed to reutilize the city’s post-construction debris including pipes, corrugated metal sheets, timber, etc.
The third place was awarded to Egor Orlov from Russia for the project Cybertopia which reimagines the city of the future as the combination of digital and physical worlds – a city that grows and morphs instantly according to our needs.
The 15 honorable mentions include skyscrapers designed for the arctic, structures that intend to reverse desertification, abandoned oil rigs transformed into bio-habitats, and atmosphere laboratories among others.
The members of the Jury are: Massimiliano Fuksas, Michael Hansmeyer, Richard Hassell, Alvin Huang, Yong Ju Lee, Wenchian Shi, Wong Mun Summ and Benedetta Tagliabue.
The 2015 Skyscraper Competition was made possible with the sponsorship of Autodesk, real5D, and v2com.
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24 Jul 2014
eVolo Tower Design Contest
eVolo 2015 Skyscraper Competition
eVolo Magazine is pleased to invite architects, students, engineers, designers, and artists from around the globe to take part in the eVolo 2015 Skyscraper Competition. Established in 2006, the annual Skyscraper Competition is one of the world’s most prestigious awards for high-rise architecture. It recognizes outstanding ideas that redefine skyscraper design through the implementation of novel technologies, materials, programs, aesthetics, and spatial organizations along with studies on globalization, flexibility, adaptability, and the digital revolution. It is a forum that examines the relationship between the skyscraper and the natural world, the skyscraper and the community, and the skyscraper and the city.
The participants should take into consideration the advances in technology, the exploration of sustainable systems, and the establishment of new urban and architectural methods to solve economic, social, and cultural problems of the contemporary city including the scarcity of natural resources and infrastructure and the exponential increase of inhabitants, pollution, economic division, and unplanned urban sprawl.
The competition is an investigation on the public and private space and the role of the individual and the collective in the creation of a dynamic and adaptive vertical community. It is also a response to the exploration and adaptation of new habitats and territories based on a dynamic equilibrium between man and nature – a new kind of responsive and adaptive design capable of intelligent growth through the self-regulation of its own systems.
There are no restrictions in regards to site, program or size. The objective is to provide maximum freedom to the participants to engage the project without constraints in the most creative way. What is a skyscraper in the 21st century? What are the historical, contextual, social, urban, and environmental responsibilities of these mega-structures?
eVolo Magazine is committed to continue stimulating the imagination of designers around the world – thinkers that initiate a new architectural discourse of economic, environmental, intellectual, and perceptual responsibility that could ultimately modify what we understand as a contemporary skyscraper, its impact on urban planning and on the improvement of our way of life. The 2015 eVolo Skyscraper Competition is possible with the support of Autodesk, real5D and v2com.
Architects, students, engineers, and designers are invited to participate in thecompetition. We encourage you to have multidisciplinary teams.
Participants must register by January 13, 2015.
Early Registration: USD $95 until November 18, 2014.
Late Registration: USD $115 from November 19, 2014 to January 13, 2015.
One registration = One project
Participants may submit various projects, but must register each entry.
There is no limit as to the number of participants per team. Individual entries are accepted.
July 1, 2014 – Competition announcement, registration begins, acceptance of questions.
November 4, 2014 – Deadline for submitting questions.
November 18, 2014 – Early registration deadline
December 2, 2014 – Answers to questions posted on website
January 13, 2015 – Late registration deadline
January 27, 2015 – Project submission deadline (23:59 hours US Eastern Time)
March 24, 2015 – Winners’ announcement
Massimiliano Fuksas [principal Studio Fuksas]
Michael Hansmeyer [CAAD group at Swiss Federal Institute of Technology]
Richard Hassell [principal WOHA]
Alvin Huang [principal Synthesis Design + Architecture]
Yong Ju Lee [winner 2014 eVolo Skyscraper Competition]
Wenchian Shi [project manager MVRDV]
Renske van der Stoep [project manager/architect MVRDV]
Wong Mun Summ [principal WOHA]
Benedetta Tagliabue [principal EMBT Miralles Tagliabue]
1st place – US $5000 + virtual visualization by real5D + press kit distribution by v2com
2nd place – US $2000
3rd place – US $1000
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