ArchDaily | Broadcasting Architecture Worldwidethe world's most visited architecture website
i

Sign up now and start saving and organizing your favorite architecture projects and photos

i

Find the most inspiring products for your projects in our Product Catalog.

i

Get the ArchDaily Chrome Extension and be inspired with every new tab. Install here »

  1. ArchDaily
  2. News
  3. eVolo Announces 2016 Skyscraper Competition Winners

eVolo Announces 2016 Skyscraper Competition Winners

eVolo Announces 2016 Skyscraper Competition Winners
eVolo Announces 2016 Skyscraper Competition Winners, "New York Horizon" /  Yitan Sun and Jianshi Wu. Image Courtesy of eVolo
"New York Horizon" / Yitan Sun and Jianshi Wu. Image Courtesy of eVolo

A competition now in its 11th year, eVolo Magazine has announced the winners of its 2016 Skyscraper Competition: a group of three top prizes and 21 honorable mentions culled from 489 entries. The award annually recognizes the vanguard of high-rise construction "through [the] novel use of technology, materials, programs, aesthetics, and spatial organizations." Among this year's winners are a project that proposes digging down and creating a megastructure along the perimeter of Central Park, a skyscraper that acts as a hub for drones in future commercial applications, and a tower that takes advantage of the climate of Iceland as an ideal location for data servers.

First Place: "New York Horizon" /  Yitan Sun and Jianshi Wu

"New York Horizon" /  Yitan Sun and Jianshi Wu. Image Courtesy of eVolo
"New York Horizon" / Yitan Sun and Jianshi Wu. Image Courtesy of eVolo

[This] proposal is a hybrid multi-functional mega structure. Not by building up, but by digging down, it reveals the bedrock (mountain) that was hidden under Central Park, and creates space along the new cliff. The ambition is to reverse the traditional relationship between landscape and architecture, in a way that every occupiable space has direct connection to the nature.

Second Place: "The Hive: Drone Skyscraper" / Hadeel Ayed Mohammad, Yifeng Zhao, Chengda Zhu

The Hive is an infrastructure project that can better meet the emerging demand for incorporating advanced Drone technology into daily life in New York City. The project was proposed as an alternative asset argument for the usage of the land on 432 Park Avenue, the project aims to create a central control terminal that hosts docking and charging stations for personal or commercial drones (unmanned aerial vehicles) in the center of Manhattan.

Third Place: "Data Skyscraper: Sustainable Data Center in Iceland" / Valeria Mercuri, Marco Merletti

"Data Skyscraper: Sustainable Data Center in Iceland" / Valeria Mercuri, Marco Merletti. Image Courtesy of eVolo
"Data Skyscraper: Sustainable Data Center in Iceland" / Valeria Mercuri, Marco Merletti. Image Courtesy of eVolo

Our project is a vision of how could it be a future green data center located in Iceland. A data center is often a large industrial building without a significant architectural connotation, a big anonymous container. The main issue of our project is to investigate a new morphological solution that could represent both the complexity and the importance of the building into which we keep our data. Above all, we conceive the data center’s configuration in order to maximize the use of the available renewable energies and also to allow the re-use in a sustainable way.

Honorable Mention: "Trans-Pital: Space Adaptive Skyscraper Hospital" / Chen Linag, Jia Tongyu, Sun Bo, Wang Qun, Zhang Kai, Choi Minhye

"Trans-Pital: Space Adaptive Skyscraper Hospital" / Chen Linag, Jia Tongyu, Sun Bo, Wang Qun, Zhang Kai, Choi Minhye. Image Courtesy of eVolo
"Trans-Pital: Space Adaptive Skyscraper Hospital" / Chen Linag, Jia Tongyu, Sun Bo, Wang Qun, Zhang Kai, Choi Minhye. Image Courtesy of eVolo

Honorable Mention: "Biomorph Skyscraper: Atmosphere Of The Place" / Jayong Shim, Dailong Ma, Tai Feng

Honorable Mention: "Air-Stalagmite: A Skyscraper To Serve As A Beacon And Air Filter For Polluted Cities" / Changsoo Park, Sizhe Chen

"Air-Stalagmite: A Skyscraper To Serve As A Beacon And Air Filter For Polluted Cities" / Changsoo Park, Sizhe Chen. Image Courtesy of eVolo
"Air-Stalagmite: A Skyscraper To Serve As A Beacon And Air Filter For Polluted Cities" / Changsoo Park, Sizhe Chen. Image Courtesy of eVolo

Honorable Mention: "Cloud Craft: Rainmaking Skyscraper" / Michael Militello, Amar Shah

"Cloud Craft: Rainmaking Skyscraper" / Michael Militello, Amar Shah. Image Courtesy of eVolo
"Cloud Craft: Rainmaking Skyscraper" / Michael Militello, Amar Shah. Image Courtesy of eVolo

Honorable Mention: "Return to Nature Skyscraper" / Nathakit Sae-Tan, Prapatsorn Sukkaset

"Return to Nature Skyscraper" / Nathakit Sae-Tan, Prapatsorn Sukkaset. Image Courtesy of eVolo
"Return to Nature Skyscraper" / Nathakit Sae-Tan, Prapatsorn Sukkaset. Image Courtesy of eVolo

Honorable Mention: "Sustainable Skyscraper Enclosure" / Soomin Kim, Seo-Hyun Oh

"Sustainable Skyscraper Enclosure" / Soomin Kim, Seo-Hyun Oh. Image Courtesy of eVolo
"Sustainable Skyscraper Enclosure" / Soomin Kim, Seo-Hyun Oh. Image Courtesy of eVolo

Honorable Mention: "The Valley of Giants" / Eric Randall Morris, Galo Canizares

"The Valley of Giants" / Eric Randall Morris, Galo Canizares. Image Courtesy of eVolo
"The Valley of Giants" / Eric Randall Morris, Galo Canizares. Image Courtesy of eVolo

Honorable Mention: "Global Cooling Skyscraper" / Paolo Venturella, Cosimo Scotucci

"Global Cooling Skyscraper" / Paolo Venturella, Cosimo Scotucci. Image Courtesy of eVolo
"Global Cooling Skyscraper" / Paolo Venturella, Cosimo Scotucci. Image Courtesy of eVolo

Honorable Mention: "Tower of New Arcadia" / Joseph Konrad Kosmas Schneider, Vincent Johann Moller

"Tower of New Arcadia" / Joseph Konrad Kosmas Schneider, Vincent Johann Moller. Image Courtesy of eVolo
"Tower of New Arcadia" / Joseph Konrad Kosmas Schneider, Vincent Johann Moller. Image Courtesy of eVolo

Honorable Mention: "Sensory Skyscraper" / Alexandr Pincov, Heng Chang

"Sensory Skyscraper" / Alexandr Pincov, Heng Chang. Image Courtesy of eVolo
"Sensory Skyscraper" / Alexandr Pincov, Heng Chang. Image Courtesy of eVolo

Honorable Mention: "Taiwan Babel Tower" / Lu Te Hsin

"Taiwan Babel Tower" / Lu Te Hsin. Image Courtesy of eVolo
"Taiwan Babel Tower" / Lu Te Hsin. Image Courtesy of eVolo

Honorable Mention: "Agora: Vertical Streetscape" / Alessandro Arcangeli, Filippo Fiorani

"Agora: Vertical Streetscape" / Alessandro Arcangeli, Filippo Fiorani. Image Courtesy of eVolo
"Agora: Vertical Streetscape" / Alessandro Arcangeli, Filippo Fiorani. Image Courtesy of eVolo

Honorable Mention: "Land-Escape" / Abolhassan Karimi, Amir Khosravi, Soudabeh Abbasi Azar, Shima Khoshpasand, Fatemeh Salehi Amiri, Maryam Nademi, Neshat Mirhadizadi

"Land-Escape" / Abolhassan Karimi, Amir Khosravi, Soudabeh Abbasi Azar, Shima Khoshpasand, Fatemeh Salehi Amiri, Maryam Nademi, Neshat Mirhadizadi. Image Courtesy of eVolo
"Land-Escape" / Abolhassan Karimi, Amir Khosravi, Soudabeh Abbasi Azar, Shima Khoshpasand, Fatemeh Salehi Amiri, Maryam Nademi, Neshat Mirhadizadi. Image Courtesy of eVolo

Honorable Mention: "Healing Matrix" / Jie Liu, Wen Sun, Hewen Suo

"Healing Matrix" / Jie Liu, Wen Sun, Hewen Suo. Image Courtesy of eVolo
"Healing Matrix" / Jie Liu, Wen Sun, Hewen Suo. Image Courtesy of eVolo

Honorable Mention: "The Displacement Or The Revolt Of Abandoned Architecture" / Ko Anthony Chun Ming

"The Displacement Or The Revolt Of Abandoned Architecture" / Ko Anthony Chun Ming. Image Courtesy of eVolo
"The Displacement Or The Revolt Of Abandoned Architecture" / Ko Anthony Chun Ming. Image Courtesy of eVolo

Honorable Mention: "Neza York Towers: Anti-Sinking System For Cities" / Israel López Balan, Gabriel Mendoza Cruz, Ana Saraí Lombardini Hernández, Yayo Melgoza Acuautla

"Neza York Towers: Anti-Sinking System For Cities" / Israel López Balan, Gabriel Mendoza Cruz, Ana Saraí Lombardini Hernández, Yayo Melgoza Acuautla. Image Courtesy of eVolo
"Neza York Towers: Anti-Sinking System For Cities" / Israel López Balan, Gabriel Mendoza Cruz, Ana Saraí Lombardini Hernández, Yayo Melgoza Acuautla. Image Courtesy of eVolo

Honorable Mention: "Towards Unity: Suturing Cyprus" / Lin Rujia

"Towards Unity: Suturing Cyprus" / Lin Rujia. Image Courtesy of eVolo
"Towards Unity: Suturing Cyprus" / Lin Rujia. Image Courtesy of eVolo

Honorable Mention: "A Core Issue Against Smog: The New Urban Air Infrastructure" / Fangshuo Liu, Xiaoyu Wu, Qianhui Liang, Jin Che, Shoda Tomoki, Pablo Mariano Bernar Fernández-Roca

"A Core Issue Against Smog: The New Urban Air Infrastructure" / Fangshuo Liu, Xiaoyu Wu, Qianhui Liang, Jin Che, Shoda Tomoki, Pablo Mariano Bernar Fernández-Roca. Image Courtesy of eVolo
"A Core Issue Against Smog: The New Urban Air Infrastructure" / Fangshuo Liu, Xiaoyu Wu, Qianhui Liang, Jin Che, Shoda Tomoki, Pablo Mariano Bernar Fernández-Roca. Image Courtesy of eVolo

Honorable Mention: "Hanoi Vertical Quarter" / M Architects Ltd. (Minh Phuc Nguyen, Linh Phuong Phan)

"Hanoi Vertical Quarter" / M Architects Ltd. (Minh Phuc Nguyen, Linh Phuong Phan). Image Courtesy of eVolo
"Hanoi Vertical Quarter" / M Architects Ltd. (Minh Phuc Nguyen, Linh Phuong Phan). Image Courtesy of eVolo

Honorable Mention: "Osteon Cumulus Vertical City: Kilometer-High City" / Layton Reid, Adrian Jimenez Escarfullery, Sakib Hasan, Bryan Ruiz, Milot Pivera

"Osteon Cumulus Vertical City: Kilometer-High City" / Layton Reid, Adrian Jimenez Escarfullery, Sakib Hasan, Bryan Ruiz, Milot Pivera. Image Courtesy of eVolo
"Osteon Cumulus Vertical City: Kilometer-High City" / Layton Reid, Adrian Jimenez Escarfullery, Sakib Hasan, Bryan Ruiz, Milot Pivera. Image Courtesy of eVolo

Honorable Mention: "Vertical Shanghai: Hyperlocal Monument Of The Global Housing Crisis" / Yuta Sano, Eric Nakajima

"Vertical Shanghai: Hyperlocal Monument Of The Global Housing Crisis" / Yuta Sano, Eric Nakajima . Image Courtesy of eVolo
"Vertical Shanghai: Hyperlocal Monument Of The Global Housing Crisis" / Yuta Sano, Eric Nakajima . Image Courtesy of eVolo

The members of this year's Jury are: Matias del Campo [principal SPAN], Thom Faulders [principal Faulders Studio], and Marcelo Spina [principal PATTERNS].

The 2016 Skyscraper Competition was sponsored by eVolo's media partners and v2com. For more on the project proposals, visit www.evolo.us.

Project descriptions courtesy of eVolo Magazine

Cite: Vladimir Gintoff. "eVolo Announces 2016 Skyscraper Competition Winners" 29 Mar 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/784530/evolo-announces-2016-skyscraper-competition-winners/>
"New York Horizon" /  Yitan Sun and Jianshi Wu. Image Courtesy of eVolo

eVolo 宣布了2016年摩天楼竞赛获奖者