Call for Submission – evolo 2017 Skyscraper Competition

eVolo Magazine is inviting architects, students, engineers, designers, and artists from around the globe to take part in the 2017 Skyscraper Competition.

Call for submission - evolo 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?

Schedule

  • August 1, 2016 – Competition announcement and registration opens.
  • November 15, 2016 – Early registration deadline
  • January 24, 2017 – Late registration deadline
  • February 7, 2017 – Project submission deadline (23:59 hours US Eastern Time)
  • April 4, 2017 – Winners’ announcement

Jury

  • Eric Bunge – principal nArchitects
  • Manuelle Gautrand – principal Manuelle Gautrand Architecture
  • Ferda Kolatan – founding director su11
  • Andrea Morgante – principal Shiro Studio
  • Marcos Novak – professor and director at transLAB
  • Yitan Sun – winner 2016 Skyscraper Competition
  • Boštjan Vuga – principal Sadar+Vuga
  • Jianshi Wu – winner 2016 Skyscraper Competition

Awards

  • 1st place – US $5000
  • 2nd place – US $2000
  • 3rd place – US $1000
For more information, visit evolo 2017 Skyscraper Competition
Aline Chahine
Aline is an international licensed architect currently practicing in Canada, she is the reason you are reading this right now, Aline founded the platform back in 2008 shaping the very foundation of Architecture Lab, her exemplary content curation process that defines the online magazine today.
Aline Chahine
Aline Chahine
Aline is an international licensed architect currently practicing in Canada, she is the reason you are reading this right now, Aline founded the platform back in 2008 shaping the very foundation of Architecture Lab, her exemplary content curation process that defines the online magazine today. Highlights Aline founded Architecture Lab in 2008 Lead editor of dan | dailyarchnews since 2019 Founded and Creative Director of DesignRaid Licensed architect with creative sales and marketing experience Experience As full-fledged architect, Aline's background involved a great deal of research that lead to the creation of Architecture Lab as an online database of exemplary design. Her experience snowballed into founding two architecture platforms, Architecture Lab and DesignRaid. Education Aline received USEK’s Master of Architecture in 2004 and BA in English from the University of Toronto
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