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eVolo Skyscraper Competition 2009

eVolo Skyscraper Competition 2009

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.

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Cite: David Basulto. "eVolo Skyscraper Competition 2009" 10 Oct 2008. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884
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