eVolo Magazine is pleased to announce the winners of the 2019 Skyscraper Competition. The Jury selected 3 winners and 27 honorable mentions from 478 projects received. The annual award established in 2006 recognizes visionary ideas that 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.
The FIRST PLACE was awarded to METHANESCRAPER designed by Marko Dragicevic from Serbia. The project is a vertical city-district in Belgrade that serves as landfill with recycling capabilities.
Basing its foundations on the outlines of the Belgrade city, the new infrastructure generated on the left bank of the Danube river aims to establish a balance in hypothetical context of environmental and social imbalances by forming a new socio-industrial element in the form of a new city district. This new urban structure, District 3, can be defined as an anticipated context of overpopulation and mass urbanization, where the complex of vertical landfill systems serves as a response to the ever-growing amounts of disposable waste, shortage of natural resources and usable space, transforming informal Belgrade structures into the mechanism of material, economic and societal recycling. Read the rest of this entry
The recipients of the SECOND PLACE are Klaudia Gołaszewska and Marek Grodzicki from Poland for the project AIRSCRAPER. This proposal envisions a city-like skyscraper that cleans air of heavily polluted urban settlements.
The task of adapting cities to the impacts of air pollution is of great importance – megacities with their dense population, high traffic congestion and increasing CO2 emissions face major air pollution problems. Beijing is an alarming example of this problem. On certain days the city becomes nearly ‘uninhabitable’ due to dangerous levels of pollution. Around 1 million premature deaths per year, is a clear manifestation of this. Can architecture solve or help to alleviate the problem? Can we take one step further from Le Corbusier’s house as a machine for living, towards the skyscrapers as a machine for survival? Read the rest of this entry
CREATURE ARK: BIOSPHERE SKYSCRAPER designed by Zijian Wan, Xiaozhi Qi, and Yueya Liu from the United Kingdom received the THIRD PLACE. The project is a nature reserve skyscraper with research facilities.
At multiple times in history and over different periods, the blue planet successfully breeds diversity of species at every inch on land and has experienced a level of natural climate change variability. The complex components of the ecosystem are undergoing constant changes, while a dynamic balance is getting harder to maintain. Seeing the latest period of rising global surface temperatures is without precedent indecent years, as well as the conflictive relationship between human activity and habitat degradation, the conservation of wildlife should not be ignored. In general, the entire ecosystem on earth is experiencing a hard time. If society continues the current trend of apathy, we are doomed towards a very bleak future. Read the rest of this entry
The Honorable Mentions include an ice dam skyscraper that prevents further melting of the ice caps, a wooden skyscraper that pushes the boundary of the use of timber in vertical structures, and a horizontal skyscraper for the US-Mexico border among other innovative projects.
The Jury was formed by Melike Altınısık [Founder and design principal Melike Altınısık Architects], Vincent Callebaut [Founder and design principal Vincent Callebaut Architectures], Marc Fornes[Founder and design principal THEVERYMANY], and Mitchell Joachim [Co-Founder and design principal of Terreform ONE].
27 HONORABLE MENTIONS:
▼ Vertical Sustainable City / BKV Group
▼ Horizontal City Of No Nation / Zhichen Gong, Yong Chen, Tianrong Wu, Yingzhi He, Congying He
▼ Trekking Landmark Skyscraper / Fábio Ferreira Neves
▼ Ice Dam Skyscraper / Jae Min Jo, Geonuk Yun, Kyungjun Park, Hobin Bae, Jiyeon Kim, Weonkyung Cho, Ganghui Lee
▼ Jack And The Woodstock Skyscraper / Amanda Gunawan, Joel Wong
▼ Badgir Skyscraper / Adam Fernandez
▼ Arbor Tower / Bilal Torğul, Mücahit Bilal Goker
▼ Level 5 Autonomous Green Dock Skyscraper / Tony Leung
▼ Borderland Skyscraper / Muhammed Aydem, Burak Arifoglu, Omer Faruk Demir
▼ Plastic Babel / Jaemin Seo, Sanghoon Park
▼ 2100 Singapore: Gene Storage Skyscraper / Tsung-Ying,Hsieh, Hsuan-Ting, Huang
▼ Vertical City in Kaesong / You Gundon, Lee Minwi, Kang Ryunhong, Moon Junho
▼ The Floating Tower / Piotr Yurchanka, Alexey Kunko, Vladislav Sidorenko, Dmitry Tkachuk
▼ Filtration Skyscraper / Honglin Li
▼ The Clean Up: Ocean Cleaning Skyscraper / Karol Łącki, Dominik Pierzchlewicz, Szymon Ciupiński
▼ Carbon Copy Skyscraper / Dattner Architects
▼ Library Of Caste Skyscraper / Zheng Tianshu , Sun Xingcan , Li Zhipeng , Ma Xinya
▼ Connection One: Skyscrapers Network / Thomas Gössler
▼ The Sky Hub: A Utopian Vision Of The Future – A Colony For Humanity Paula Domka, Oliver Siekierka
▼ Recombinant Skyscraper / PIN Architects + Kalebodur Team
Salih Kucuktuna, Fikret Sungay, Mert Sezer, Ekin Arslan, Erdem Gunsur, Hande Mumcu, Oznur Pehlivan, Yildiz Yildirim, Eda Cidamal Erdogmus
▼ Bi-National Community Skyscraper / Charles Tzu Wei Chiang, Alejandro Moreno Guerrero
▼ Armature: A Topophilic Tower / Weber Thompson Architects
Kristen Scott, Cody Lodi, Myer Harrell, Kristen Clemens, David Burpee, Nicole Winn, Erin Hatch, Leslie Riibe, Allison Rose, Weston Hambliton
▼ Ka’ poy yepü Skyscraper / Zöe Russián Moreno
▼ Floating Egyptian City / Tao Qiyang, Wang Kun, Chen Ruihua, Sun Yunjuan
▼ Tower Of Life / Turan Akman
▼ Frozen Activity: Spaces Shaped By The Climate / Romain Josue, Corentin Fraisse
▼ Memory Cube Skyscraper / Keyi Shen, Zichao Zhong, Dingyu Li, Jian Yan, Yuan Zhang