The Future is Here Again: Announcing the 2016 eVolo Skyscraper Competition

The Future is Here Again: Announcing the 2016 eVolo Skyscraper Competition

Every blog loves press releases for being fast and easy content. Then again, posting too many of these and you’ll lose your credit as a source for creative content. Here is one I’ll happily help spread though. Entering the 11th edition, eVolo has challenged creatives from all over to come up with ideas and visuals for skyscrapers that help shaping the future while tackling today’s issues. The spectacular looking results have been a great source for blog articles and tournaments so yes, may they continue to do so for a long time to come!

eVolo Magazine is pleased to invite architects, students, engineers, designers, and artists from around the globe to take part in the 2016 Skyscraper Competition. 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.

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?

eVolo Magazine is committed to continue stimulating the imagination of designers around the world – thinkers that initiate a new architectural discourse of economic, environmental, intellectual, and perceptual responsibility that could ultimately modify what we understand as a contemporary skyscraper, its impact on urban planning and on the improvement of our way of life.

Early Registration Deadline: November 17, 2015
Late Registration Deadline: January 19, 2016
Submission Deadline: January 26, 2016

Matias del Campo [principal SPAN]
Thom Faulders [principal Faulders Studio]
Greg Lynn [principal Greg Lynn Form]
Marcelo Spina [principal PATTERNS]
Skylar Tibbits [principal SJET]

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

Winners and special mentions will be published in the book eVolo Skyscrapers 3 and several international print publications.

More info and registration here.

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