Established in 2006 by eVolo Magazine and held annually ever since, eVolo Skyscraper Competition is one of the world’s most prestigious awards for high-rise architecture. The eVolo Skyscraper Competition 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.
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?
The project submission must contain the following files:
• Two boards with the project information including plans, sections, and perspectives. Participants are encouraged to submit all the information they consider necessary to explain their proposal. These boards should be 24″(h) X 48″(w) in HORIZONTAL format. The resolution of the boards must be 150 dpi, RGB mode and saved as JPG files. The upper right corner of each board must contain the participation number. There should not be any marks or any other form of identification. The files must be named after the registration number followed by the board number. For example: 0101-1.jpg and 0101-2.jpg.
• A DOC file containing the project statement (600 words max). This file must be named after the registration number followed by the word “statement”. For example:0101-statement.doc.
• A DOC file containing the entrants’ personal information, including name, profession, address, and email. This file must be named after the registration number followed by the word “info”. For example: 0101-info.doc.
• All the files must be placed in a ZIP folder named after your registration number. For example: 0101.zip
Participants may submit various projects
Winners and special mentions will be published by eVolo and several international print publications.
Early Registration fee until 14 November 2017 is USD $95 and Late Registration fee is USD $135 from 15 November 2017 to 23 January 2018.
Who can participate? ⇣
This competition is open to all architects, students, engineers, designers, and artists from around the globe.