The SKYHIVE Skyscraper Challenge is looking to create an iconic high rise structure for an office tower with state-of-the-art facilities.
The participants are asked to 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.
Participants are encouraged to explore the latest innovations in technologies in sustainable systems and methods for solving economic, social and cultural problems through the establishment of new urban and architectural methods. They will need to consider the scarcity of natural resources, as well as the strain on the existing infrastructure, and the exponential increase of inhabitants, pollution, economic division, and unplanned urban sprawl.
The participants are permitted to choose a hypothetical site (130m x 80m) accessed by roads on two sides both longer and shorter side of the site, located in a city of their choice and follow the local bye laws of the city municipal rules and regulations as prescribed. The site context and surroundings are to be assumed.
This is an open architecture ideas competition, and as such participants have complete freedom to interpret the brief in the most creative way possible. Competition aims for the submitted projects that have the potential to rewrite the definition of the modern-day skyscraper.
All information submitted by participants must be in English.
Entry fees for architects / enthusiasts / companies is US $140, while for students is strong>US $120. There is also a special student rates for group registrations.
Who can participate? ⇣
This competition is open to all. No professional qualification is required. Design proposals can be developed individually or by teams (4 team members maximum).