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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.
Architects, students, engineers, and designers are invited to participate in the competition. 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
To register please visit: