eVolo 2015 Skyscraper Competition


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Established in 2006, the annual competition is one of the world’s most prestigious awards for high-rise architecture.

Category Idea Competition / Competition Result
Type International, Idea, Open, Single-Stage, Anonymous
Genre Skyscraper
Country New York, United States
RegDeadline 13 January 2015 (See "Entry Fee" below) GoogleCal iCal
27 January 2015 (via Online) GoogleCal
Eligibility All

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.

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

Entry Fee
Early Registration: US $95 until November 18, 2014
Late Registration: US $115 from November 19, 2014 to January 13, 2015

Two boards (24″ X 48″) and a DOC file containing the project statement (600 words max)

Winners’ announcement: March 24, 2015

Past winners


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