eVolo 2014 Skyscraper Competition Winners

First Place: “Vernacular Versatility” / Yong Ju Lee (US). Image Courtesy of

The winners of the 2014 eVolo Skyscraper Competition have been announced! Established by eVolo Magazine in 2006, the competition recognizes innovative proposals for vertical living. After reviewing nearly 600 projects from 43 different countries, the jury has selected three winners and 20 honorable mentions. View them all, after the break…

First Place: “Vernacular Versatility” / Yong Ju Lee

First Place: “Vernacular Versatility” / Yong Ju Lee (US). Image Courtesy of eVolo
First Place: “Vernacular Versatility” / Yong Ju Lee (US). Image Courtesy of eVolo

First place was awarded to Yong Ju Lee from the United States for his project “Vernacular Versatility”. The proposal reinterprets traditional Korean architecture in a contemporary mixed-use high-rise.

Second Place: “Car And Shell Skyscraper: Or Marinetti’s Monster” / Mark Talbot, Daniel Markiewicz 

Second Place: “Car And Shell Skyscraper: Or Marinetti’s Monster” / Mark Talbot, Daniel Markiewicz (US). Image Courtesy of eVolo
Second Place: “Car And Shell Skyscraper: Or Marinetti’s Monster” / Mark Talbot, Daniel Markiewicz (US). Image Courtesy of eVolo

Second place was awarded to Mark Talbot and Daniel Markiewicz from the United States for his project “Car and Shell: or Marinetti’s Monster,” which proposes a city in the sky for Detroit, MI.

Third Place: “Propagate Skyscraper: Carbon Dioxide Structure” / YuHao Liu, Rui Wu 

Third Place: “Propagate Skyscraper: Carbon Dioxide Structure” / YuHao Liu, Rui Wu (Canada). Image Courtesy of eVolo
Third Place: “Propagate Skyscraper: Carbon Dioxide Structure” / YuHao Liu, Rui Wu (Canada). Image Courtesy of eVolo

Third place was awarded to YuHao Liu and Rui Wu from Canada for their project “Propagate Skyscraper” that investigates the structural use of carbon dioxide in skyscrapers.

Honorable Mention: “Sand Babel: Solar-Powered 3D Printed Tower” / Qiu Song, Kang Pengfei, Bai Ying, Ren Nuoya, Guo Shen (China)

Honorable Mention: “Sand Babel: Solar-Powered 3D Printed Tower” / Qiu Song, Kang Pengfei, Bai Ying, Ren Nuoya, Guo Shen (China). Image Courtesy of eVolo

Honorable Mention: “Climatology Tower” / Yuan-Sung Hsiao, Yuko Ochiai, Jia-Wei Liu, Hung-Lin Hsieh (Japan)

Honorable Mention: “Climatology Tower” / Yuan-Sung Hsiao, Yuko Ochiai, Jia-Wei Liu, Hung-Lin Hsieh (Japan). Image Courtesy of eVolo

Honorable Mention: “Launchspire” / Henry Smith, Adam Woodward, Paul Attkins (UK)

Honorable Mention: “Launchspire” / Henry Smith, Adam Woodward, Paul Attkins (UK). Image Courtesy of eVolo

Honorable Mention: “Hyper-Speed Vertical Train Hub” / Christopher Christophi, Lucas Mazarrasa (UK)

Honorable Mention: “Hyper-Speed Vertical Train Hub” / Christopher Christophi, Lucas Mazarrasa (UK). Image Courtesy of eVolo

Honorable Mention: “Rainforest Guardian Skyscraper” / Jie Huang, Jin Wei, Qiaowan Tang, Yiwei Yu, Zhe Hao (China)

Honorable Mention: “Rainforest Guardian Skyscraper” / Jie Huang, Jin Wei, Qiaowan Tang, Yiwei Yu, Zhe Hao (China). Image Courtesy of eVolo

Honorable Mention: “The New Tower Of Babel” / Petko Stoevski (Germany)

Honorable Mention: “The New Tower Of Babel” / Petko Stoevski (Germany). Image Courtesy of eVolo

Honorable Mention: “Bamboo Forest: Skyscrapers And Scaffoldings In Symbiosis” / Thibaut Deprez (France)

Honorable Mention: “Bamboo Forest: Skyscrapers And Scaffoldings In Symbiosis” / Thibaut Deprez (France). Image Courtesy of eVolo

Honorable Mention: “PieXus Tower: Maritime Transportation Hub Skyscraper For Hong Kong” / Chris Thackrey, Steven Ma, Bao An Nguyen Phuoc, Christos Koukis, Matus Nedecky, Stefan Turcovsky (US)

Honorable Mention: “PieXus Tower: Maritime Transportation Hub Skyscraper For Hong Kong” / Chris Thackrey, Steven Ma, Bao An Nguyen Phuoc, Christos Koukis, Matus Nedecky, Stefan Turcovsky (US). Image Courtesy of eVolo

Honorable Mention: “Hyper Filter Skyscraper” / Umarov Alexey (Russia)

Honorable Mention: “Hyper Filter Skyscraper” / Umarov Alexey (Russia). Image Courtesy of eVolo

Honorable Mention: “Project Blue” / Yang Siqi, Zhan Beidi, Zhao Renbo, Zhang Tianshuo (China)

Honorable Mention: “Project Blue” / Yang Siqi, Zhan Beidi, Zhao Renbo, Zhang Tianshuo (China). Image Courtesy of eVolo

Honorable Mention: “Liquefactor: The Sinking City” / Eric Nakajima (New Zealand)

Honorable Mention: “Liquefactor: The Sinking City” / Eric Nakajima (New Zealand). Image Courtesy of eVolo

Honorable Mention: “Urban Alloy Tower” / Matt Bowles, Chad Kellog (US)

Honorable Mention: “Urban Alloy Tower” / Matt Bowles, Chad Kellog (US). Image Courtesy of eVolo

Honorable Mention: “Skyvillage For Los Angeles” / Ziwei Song (US)

Honorable Mention: “Skyvillage For Los Angeles” / Ziwei Song (US). Image Courtesy of eVolo

Honorable Mention: “Here.After: The Material Processing Machine” / Tsang Aron Wai Chun (Hong Kong)

Honorable Mention: “Here.After: The Material Processing Machine” / Tsang Aron Wai Chun (Hong Kong). Image Courtesy of eVolo

Honorable Mention: “The Blossom Tower” / Anthony Fieldman / RAFT Architects (US)

Honorable Mention: “The Blossom Tower” / Anthony Fieldman / RAFT Architects (US). Image Courtesy of eVolo

Honorable Mention: “Seawer: The Garbage-Seascraper” / Sung Jin Cho (South Korea)

Honorable Mention: “Seawer: The Garbage-Seascraper” / Sung Jin Cho (South Korea). Image Courtesy of eVolo

Honorable Mention: “Infill Aquifer” / Jason Orbe-Smith (US)

Honorable Mention: “Infill Aquifer” / Jason Orbe-Smith (US). Image Courtesy of eVolo

Honorable Mention: “Re-Silience Skyscraper: Biomass Reduction” / Diego Espinosa Figueroa, Javiera Valenzuela Gonzalez (Chile)

Honorable Mention: “Re-Silience Skyscraper: Biomass Reduction” / Diego Espinosa Figueroa, Javiera Valenzuela Gonzalez (Chile). Image Courtesy of eVolo

Honorable Mention: “21st Century Neoclassical Skyscraper” / John Houser, Park MacDowell (US)

Honorable Mention: “21st Century Neoclassical Skyscraper” / John Houser, Park MacDowell (US). Image Courtesy of eVolo

Honorable Mention: “Made In New York: Vertical Urban Industry” / Stuart Beattie (US)

Honorable Mention: “Made In New York: Vertical Urban Industry” / Stuart Beattie (US). Image Courtesy of eVolo

The Jury: 

  • Wiel Arets; Principal Wiel Arets Architects, dean of the Illinois Institute of Technology’s College of Architecture
  • John Beckmann; Principal Axis Mundi
  • Michael Hensel; Principal AKNW + NAL, professor at Oslo School of Architecture
  • Lisa Iwamoto; Principal IwamotoScott Architecture, professor at University of California Berkeley
  • Kas Oosterhuis; Principal Oosterhuis-Lénárd, professor at Delft University of Technology
  • Derek Pirozzi; Architectural designer Oppenheim Architecture + Design, first place 2013 eVolo Skyscraper Competition
  • Tom Price; Principal Tom Price
  • Fernando Romero; Principal FR-EE
  • Craig Scott; Principal IwamotoScott Architecture, professor at California College of the Arts
  • Carol Willis; Director Skyscraper Museum, professor at Columbia University
  • Dan Wood; Principal WORK Architecture Company, professor at Yale University

Want to compare this year’s winners to last years? Check out the 2013 competition winners here. More information on the 2014 winners can be found here.

Cite: Rosenfield, Karissa. "eVolo 2014 Skyscraper Competition Winners" 21 Mar 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 02 Sep 2014. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=488822>

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    ok, nice winning project …it has a strong “vertical orientation” – but scalewise …is it just me who feels “cheated” by a seven-storey-skyscraper?

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