eVolo Skyscraper Competition 2008 Winner – Elie Gamburg
eVolo Architecture was created by a group of international architects in New York as a forum of discussion of new ideas. One of their strategies have been architectural competitions, held since 2005.
For the last 3 years (2006-2008) the competition has been inviting architects around the world to explore the future of skyscrapers. The 2009 Skyscaper Competition looks to continue exploring new ideas and concepts for vertical density. And to really give you the freedom to explore this kind of project, there´s no restriction on site, height and shape. But always being technically feasible, enviromentally responsible, aware of its urban context and define new programmes for a vertical structure.
With that freedom, contestants can focus on on pushing the concept of skyscrapers beyond the concept we are used to.
The competition is opened to students, architects, engineers and designers. Registration deadline is on January 12, and submission deadline on January 19, 2009.
Taken from the eVolo website:
All students, architects, engineers and designers are invited to participate. It is encouraged to have multidisciplinary teams.
Participants must register by January 12, 2009.
Registration fee is US$50 per team.
Individual entries are accepted.
No limit on the number of participants in a team.
As soon as we (eVolo) have received the competition fee entry we will send the entrant their participation number which will be used later on in the submission boards.
June 16, 2008 – Competition announcement, registration begins, acceptance of questions
November 10, 2008 – Acceptance of questions deadline
November 24, 2008 – Answers to questions will be posted on website
January 12, 2009 – Registration deadline
January 19, 2009 – Submission deadline (23:00 US Eastern Time – UTC/GMT -5)
February 16, 2009 – Winners announced
1st place: US$2,000
2nd place: US$1,000
3rd place: US$500
For all the information and registration process visit the eVolo website.