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eVolo 2012 Annual Skyscraper Competition

eVolo Magazine is pleased to invite architects, students, engineers, designers, and artists from around the globe to take part in the eVolo 2012 Skyscraper Competition. eVolo encourages you to enter in multidisciplinary teams.

Established in 2006, the annual Skyscraper Competition is one of the world’s most prestigious awards for high-rise architecture. It recognizes outstanding ideas that redefine skyscraper design through the implementation of novel technologies, materials, programs, aesthetics, and spatial organizations along with studies on globalization, flexibility, adaptability, and the digital revolution. It is a forum that examines the relationship between the skyscraper and the natural world, the skyscraper and the community, and the skyscraper and the city.

Objective

The participants should take into consideration the advances in technology, the exploration of sustainable systems, and the establishment of new urban and architectural methods to solve economic, social, and cultural problems of the contemporary city including the scarcity of natural resources and infrastructure and the exponential increase of inhabitants, pollution, economic division, and unplanned urban sprawl.

The competition is an investigation on the public and private space and the role of the individual and the collective in the creation of a dynamic and adaptive vertical community. It is also a response to the exploration and adaptation of new habitats and territories based on a dynamic equilibrium between man and nature – a new kind of responsive and adaptive design capable of intelligent growth through the self-regulation of its own systems.

There are no restrictions in regards to site, program or size. The objective is to provide maximum freedom to the participants to engage the project without constraints in the most creative way. What is a skyscraper in the 21st century? What are the historical, contextual, social, urban, and environmental responsibilities of these mega-structures?

Prizes

Winners and special mentions will be published in several print magazines including eVolo_06.

  • 1st place – US $5000
  • 2nd place – US $2000
  • 3rd place – US $1000

Rules

  • This is an anonymous competition and the registration number is the only means of identification.
  • The official language of the competition is English.
  • The registration fee is non-refundable.
  • Contacting the Jury is prohibited.
  • eVolo Magazine, as the competition organizer, reserves the right to modify the competition schedule if deemed necessary.
  • Entrants will be disqualified if any of the competition rules are not considered.
  • Participation assumes acceptance of the regulations.

How to enter?

This is a digital competition and no hardcopies are necessary. Entrants must submit their proposal via email no later than 17 January 2012 (23:00 hours US Eastern Time) to the following email address: skyscraper2012 [at] evolo.us (please replace [at] with @).

Participants can send their entries through yousendit.com (free) or similar if the files exceed 10mb or their email capacity.

Please visit the official website to find out what should be contained in every submission.

Entry fee

  • $65 per entry