eVolo established in 2006, an annual Skyscraper Competition now has become 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.
The inevitable reality of present day urbanism are tall stuffs. And taller stuffs inevitably come with a lot of inherited troubles, they are difficult to make, they are expensive, most often extremely unfriendly to the environment, killing millions of watts of electricity everyday around the world to keep the air conditioning and elevator systems running. And much talked about green high rises are an absolute rarity in reality. So it's a burning challenge that every creative mind should take part in to think a sustainable future for the tall structures.
So as recommended by eVolo Competition 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 open to Architects, students, engineers, and designers from anywhere in the world and multidisciplinary teams are encouraged. There is no limit for number of submission or number of people in a team, individual submissions are welcome. Submissions are accepted digitally.
# November 7, 2011 – Deadline for submitting questions.
# November 15, 2011 – Early registration deadline
# November 30, 2011 – Answers to questions posted on website
# January 17, 2012 – Late registration deadline
# January 24, 2012 – Project submission deadline (23:00 hours US Eastern Time)
Entry fee (for each project): early 65$, late 85$.
Competition Website: For any other details click HERE.
Just for getting an idea of the trend and quality of submissions here are the images of the eVolo Skyscraper Design Competition 2011 winning projects:
LO2P: Delhi Recycling Center, first prize winner, eVolo 2011. Read More on eVolo...
Flat Tower, second prize winner, eVolo 2011. Read More on eVolo...
Re-imagining the Hoover Dam, third prize winner, eVolo 2011. Read More on eVolo...
(All images are shared on CC non- commercial -attribution license, licensed to eVolo. The eVolo logo is used just to tag the news item)
eVolo Skyscrapers Design Competition is up again for 2012on Sunday 24 July 2011 - 20:23:06 | by admin
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