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eVolo Announces 2015 Skyscraper Competition Winners

eVolo Announces 2015 Skyscraper Competition Winners
eVolo Announces 2015 Skyscraper Competition Winners, First Place: “Essence Skyscraper” / BOMP (Ewa Odyjas, Agnieszka Morga, Konrad Basan, Jakub Pudo). Image Courtesy of eVolo
First Place: “Essence Skyscraper” / BOMP (Ewa Odyjas, Agnieszka Morga, Konrad Basan, Jakub Pudo). Image Courtesy of eVolo

From 480 submitted projects from around the world, three winners and 15 honorable mentions have emerged at the top of eVolo’s 2015 Skyscraper Competition. Recognizing innovative highrise designs of the future, the competition emphasizes the role of technology, material, spatial organization, and their combined contribution to the natural and built environments. This year’s winners showed exceptional promise in adaptive vertical communities, and explored their ideas through imaginative and resourceful means.

Check out the winners and honorable mentions, after the break.

Honorable Mention: “Tower of Refuge” / Qidan Chen. Image Courtesy of eVolo Honorable Mention: "Cloud Capture" / Taehan Kim, Seoung Ji Lee, Yujin Ha. Image Courtesy of eVolo Honorable Mention: “Reversal Strategy” / Luigi Bertazzoni, Paolo Giacomo Vasino. Image Courtesy of eVolo Honorable Mention: “Bio-Pyramid: Reversing Desertification” / David Sepulveda, Wagdy Moussa, Ishaan Kumar, Wesley Townsend, Colin Joyce, Arianna Armelli, Salvador Juarez. Image Courtesy of eVolo + 24

First Place: "Essence Skyscraper" / BOMP (Ewa Odyjas, Agnieszka Morga, Konrad Basan, Jakub Pudo)

First Place: “Essence Skyscraper” / BOMP (Ewa Odyjas, Agnieszka Morga, Konrad Basan, Jakub Pudo). Image Courtesy of eVolo
First Place: “Essence Skyscraper” / BOMP (Ewa Odyjas, Agnieszka Morga, Konrad Basan, Jakub Pudo). Image Courtesy of eVolo

The proposal is an urban mega-structure that contains diverse natural habitats. The skyscraper would serve as a place to briefly escape urban life and stimulate diverse and complex experiences.

Second Place: "Invisible Perception: Shanty-Scraper" / Suraksha Bhatla and Sharan Sundar

Second Place: “Shanty-Scraper” / Suraksha Bhatla and Sharan Sundar. Image Courtesy of eVolo
Second Place: “Shanty-Scraper” / Suraksha Bhatla and Sharan Sundar. Image Courtesy of eVolo
Second Place: “Shanty-Scraper” / Suraksha Bhatla and Sharan Sundar. Image Courtesy of eVolo
Second Place: “Shanty-Scraper” / Suraksha Bhatla and Sharan Sundar. Image Courtesy of eVolo

The project seeks to provide housing, work and recreational spaces to the inhabitants of Chennai city’s slum in India. The skyscraper is designed to reutilize the city’s post-construction debris including pipes, corrugated metal sheets, timber, etc.

Third Place: "Cybertopia: Future of an Architecture Space, Death of Analogous Cities" / Egor Orlov

Third Place: “Cybertopia” / Egor Orlov. Image Courtesy of eVolo
Third Place: “Cybertopia” / Egor Orlov. Image Courtesy of eVolo
Third Place: “Cybertopia” / Egor Orlov. Image Courtesy of eVolo
Third Place: “Cybertopia” / Egor Orlov. Image Courtesy of eVolo

[This proposal] reimagines the city of the future as the combination of digital and physical worlds – a city that grows and morphs instantly according to our needs.

Honorable Mention: "Exploring Arctic: Multifunctional Complex in Dikson Harbor" / Nikolay Zaytsev, Elizaveta Lopatina

Honorable Mention: “Exploring Arctic: Multifunctional Complex in Dikson Harbor” / Nikolay Zaytsev, Elizaveta Lopatina. Image Courtesy of eVolo
Honorable Mention: “Exploring Arctic: Multifunctional Complex in Dikson Harbor” / Nikolay Zaytsev, Elizaveta Lopatina. Image Courtesy of eVolo

Honorable Mention: "Bio-Pyramid: Reversing Desertification" / David Sepulveda, Wagdy Moussa, Ishaan Kumar, Wesley Townsend, Colin Joyce, Arianna Armelli, Salvador Juarez

Honorable Mention: “Bio-Pyramid: Reversing Desertification” / David Sepulveda, Wagdy Moussa, Ishaan Kumar, Wesley Townsend, Colin Joyce, Arianna Armelli, Salvador Juarez. Image Courtesy of eVolo
Honorable Mention: “Bio-Pyramid: Reversing Desertification” / David Sepulveda, Wagdy Moussa, Ishaan Kumar, Wesley Townsend, Colin Joyce, Arianna Armelli, Salvador Juarez. Image Courtesy of eVolo

Honorable Mention: "Reversal Strategy" / Luigi Bertazzoni, Paolo Giacomo Vasino

Honorable Mention: “Reversal Strategy” / Luigi Bertazzoni, Paolo Giacomo Vasino. Image Courtesy of eVolo
Honorable Mention: “Reversal Strategy” / Luigi Bertazzoni, Paolo Giacomo Vasino. Image Courtesy of eVolo

Honorable Mention: "Noah Oasis: Rig to Vertical Bio-Habitat" / Ma Yidong, Zhu Zhonghui, Qin Zhengyu, Jiang Zhe

Honorable Mention: “Noah Oasis: Rig to Vertical Bio-Habitat” / Ma Yidong, Zhu Zhonghui, Qin Zhengyu, Jiang Zhe. Image Courtesy of eVolo
Honorable Mention: “Noah Oasis: Rig to Vertical Bio-Habitat” / Ma Yidong, Zhu Zhonghui, Qin Zhengyu, Jiang Zhe. Image Courtesy of eVolo

Honorable Mention: "The Unexpected Aurora in Chernobyl, Ukraine" / Zhang Zehua, Song Qiang, Liu Yameng

Honorable Mention: “The Unexpected Aurora in Chernobyl, Ukraine” / Zhang Zehua, Song Qiang, Liu Yameng. Image Courtesy of eVolo
Honorable Mention: “The Unexpected Aurora in Chernobyl, Ukraine” / Zhang Zehua, Song Qiang, Liu Yameng. Image Courtesy of eVolo

Honorable Mention: "Vernacular Sky-Terrace" / KHZNH Studio (Amir Izzat Adnan, Nur Farhanah Saffie)

Honorable Mention: “Vernacular Sky-Terrace” / KHZNH Studio (Amir Izzat Adnan, Nur Farhanah Saffie) . Image Courtesy of eVolo
Honorable Mention: “Vernacular Sky-Terrace” / KHZNH Studio (Amir Izzat Adnan, Nur Farhanah Saffie) . Image Courtesy of eVolo

Honorable Mention: "Made in New York: The Vertical Cities of Greenport, NY" / Stuart Beattie

Honorable Mention: “Made in New York: The Vertical Cities of Greenport, NY” / Stuart Beattie . Image Courtesy of eVolo
Honorable Mention: “Made in New York: The Vertical Cities of Greenport, NY” / Stuart Beattie . Image Courtesy of eVolo

Honorable Mention: "Cloud Capture" / Taehan Kim, Seoung Ji Lee, Yujin Ha

Honorable Mention: "Cloud Capture" / Taehan Kim, Seoung Ji Lee, Yujin Ha. Image Courtesy of eVolo
Honorable Mention: "Cloud Capture" / Taehan Kim, Seoung Ji Lee, Yujin Ha. Image Courtesy of eVolo

Honorable Mention: "Limestone Skyscrapers" / Jethro Koi Lik Wai, Quah Zheng Wei

Honorable Mention: “Limestone Skyscrapers” / Jethro Koi Lik Wai, Quah Zheng Wei. Image Courtesy of eVolo
Honorable Mention: “Limestone Skyscrapers” / Jethro Koi Lik Wai, Quah Zheng Wei. Image Courtesy of eVolo

Honorable Mention: "Tower of Refuge" / Qidan Chen

Honorable Mention: “Tower of Refuge” / Qidan Chen. Image Courtesy of eVolo
Honorable Mention: “Tower of Refuge” / Qidan Chen. Image Courtesy of eVolo

Honorable Mention: "Air Monument: Atmosphere Database" / Shi Yuqing, Hu Yifei, Zhang Juntong, Sheng Zifeng, He Yanan

Honorable Mention: "Air Monument: Atmosphere Database" / Shi Yuqing, Hu Yifei, Zhang Juntong, Sheng Zifeng, He Yanan. Image Courtesy of eVolo
Honorable Mention: "Air Monument: Atmosphere Database" / Shi Yuqing, Hu Yifei, Zhang Juntong, Sheng Zifeng, He Yanan. Image Courtesy of eVolo

Honorable Mention: "Deep Skins: New Skyscraper Typology in NYC as an Adaptive Organism" / Yongsu Choung, Ge Zhang, Chuanjingwei Wang

Honorable Mention: “Deep Skins: New Skyscraper Typology in NYC as an Adaptive Organism” / Yongsu Choung, Ge Zhang, Chuanjingwei Wang. Image Courtesy of eVolo
Honorable Mention: “Deep Skins: New Skyscraper Typology in NYC as an Adaptive Organism” / Yongsu Choung, Ge Zhang, Chuanjingwei Wang. Image Courtesy of eVolo

Honorable Mention: "Already There" / Ramiro Chiriotti Alvarez

Honorable Mention: "Already There" / Ramiro Chiriotti Alvarez. Image Courtesy of eVolo
Honorable Mention: "Already There" / Ramiro Chiriotti Alvarez. Image Courtesy of eVolo

Honorable Mention: "Re-Generator Skyscraper: Plan to Regenerate the Wetlands of Hangshou" / Gabriel Munoz Moreno

Honorable Mention: “Re-Generator Skyscraper: Plan to Regenerate the Wetlands of Hangshou /  Gabriel Munoz Moreno”. Image Courtesy of eVolo
Honorable Mention: “Re-Generator Skyscraper: Plan to Regenerate the Wetlands of Hangshou / Gabriel Munoz Moreno”. Image Courtesy of eVolo

Honorable Mention: "Time Squared 3015" / Blake Freitas, Grace Chen, Alexi Kararavokiris

Honorable Mention: “Time Squared 3015” / Blake Freitas, Grace Chen, Alexi Kararavokiris. Image Courtesy of eVolo
Honorable Mention: “Time Squared 3015” / Blake Freitas, Grace Chen, Alexi Kararavokiris. Image Courtesy of eVolo

The winning proposals were chosen by a jury of leading architecture and design professionals. This year’s jury consists of:

  • Massimiliano Fuksas; principal of Studio Fuksas
  • Michael Hansmeyer; CAAD group at Swiss Federal Institute of Technology        
  • Richard Hassell; principal WOHA
  • Alvin Huang; principal Synthesis Design + Architecture
  • Yong Ju Lee; first-place winner of 2014 eVolo Skyscraper Competition
  • Wenchian Shi; project manager MVRDV
  • Wong Mun Summ; principal WOHA
  • Benedetta Tagliabue; principle EMBT Miralles Tagliabue

The 2015 Skyscraper Competition was sponsored by Autodesk, real5D, and v2com. For more on the project proposals, visit www.evolo.us.

Project descriptions courtesy of eVolo Magazine

Cite: Holly Giermann. "eVolo Announces 2015 Skyscraper Competition Winners" 31 Mar 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/614728/evolo-announces-2015-skyscraper-competition-winners/> ISSN 0719-8884
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