Year after year, the eVolo Skyscraper Competition continues to be a popular hit. The sky is indeed the limit for the worldwide competition, which gave participants complete freedom with their skyscraper designs. At the same time, entrants also had to examine the skyscraper's definition, purpose, and the potential for vertical living in the 21st century.
Out of 480 entries from all seven continents, the jury selected three winners:
- 1ST PRIZE: "Essence Skyscraper" by BOMP (Ewa Odyjas, Agnieszka Morga, Konrad Basan, and Jakub Pudo) | Poland
- 2ND PRIZE: "Shanty-Scaper" by Suraksha Bhatla and Sharan Sundar | India
- 3RD PRIZE: "Cybertopia" by Egor Orlov | Russia
Fifteen honorable mentions were also announced.
"Since the competition began in 2006, eVolo has received more than 6,000 projects that envision the future of building high. These ideas, through the novel use of technology, materials, programs, aesthetics, and spatial organizations, challenge the way we understand vertical architecture and its relationship with the natural and built environments."
Check out the winning entries below.
1ST PRIZE: "Essence Skyscraper" by BOMP (Ewa Odyjas, Agnieszka Morga, Konrad Basan, and Jakub Pudo) | Poland
Project summary: "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."
2ND PRIZE: "Shanty-Scaper" by Suraksha Bhatla and Sharan Sundar | India
Project summary: "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."
3RD PRIZE: "Cybertopia" by Egor Orlov | Russia
Project summary: "[The 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."
The 2015 jury members included: Massimiliano Fuksas [principal 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 [winner 2014 eVolo Skyscraper Competition]; Wenchian Shi [project manager MVRDV]; Wong Mun Summ [principal WOHA]; and Benedetta Tagliabue [principal EMBT Miralles Tagliabue].
Check out the Honorable Mentions in the thumbnail gallery below.
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