04.04.2017 - Skyscraper Competition 2017
New York, USA
eVolo Magazine, New York, USA
Award / Auszeichnung
eVolo Magazine is pleased to invite architects, students, engineers, designers, and artists from around the globe to take part in the 2017 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.
04. April 2017
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Projekt: Human Castell
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Projekt: The Scaffold of Babel
Yutan Sun · Tongda Xu · Luojia Zhang · Dinglu Wang · Tianjun Wang, China
Projekt: Genesis Mars Skyscraper
Arturo Emilio Garrido Ontiveros · Andrés Pastrana Bonillo · Judit Pinach Martí · Alex Tintea, Spanien
Projekt: Wind Skyscraper
Shenghui Yang · Xu Pan · Yue Song · Yingxin Cheng · Binci Wang · Yuerong Zhou · Yaying Zheng · Shiman Wang, China
Projekt: In Two Minds: Magnetic Cemetery
Marine Joli, Frankreich · Judith Haggiag, Kanada
Projekt: High Density Urban Order
Lisa Albaugh · Ben Bourgoin · Jamie Edindjiklian · Roberto Jenkins · Justin Oh, USA