eVolo Skyscraper Competition
The deadline looms in the annual eVolo Skyscraper Competition which is open to both students and architects
Entrants are encouraged ‘to question the use of traditional materials, technologies, and aesthetics’ within skyscraper construction and establish a unique way of looking at the relationship between skyscrapers and the city. First prize winners will be awarded US $5,000.
Registration closes on 16 November and the deadline for entries is 11 January 2010.
Client contact details:
This is a digital competition and no hardcopies are necessary. Entrants must submit their proposal via email no later than January 18, 2011 (23:00 hours US Eastern Time) to the following email address: email@example.com
Full entry details and additional information may be found here.
- Participants must register by January 11, 2011.
- Early Registration: US $65 until November 16, 2010
- Late Registration: US $85 from November 17, 2010 to January 11, 2011
- One registration = One project.
- Participants may submit various projects, but must register each entry.
- There is no limit as to the number of participants per team. Individual entries are accepted.
- After your registration has been approved eVolo will send the registration number which will be necessary for submission boards.
- R E G I S T E R Y O U R T E A M
The annual eVolo Skyscraper Competition is a forum for the discussion, development, and promotion of innovative concepts for vertical density. It examines the relationship between the skyscraper and the natural world, the skyscraper and the community, and the skyscraper and the city.
The exponential increase of the world’s population and its unprecedented shift from rural to urban areas has prompted hundreds of new developments without adequate urban planning and poor architectural design. The aim of this competition is to redefine what we understand as a skyscraper and initiate a new architectural discourse of economic, environmental, intellectual, and perceptual responsibility that could ultimately modify our cities and improve our way of life.
The use of new materials, technologies, aesthetics, and novel spatial organizations, along with studies on globalization, flexibility, adaptability, and the digital revolution are some of the multi-layered elements that the participants should take into consideration. This is also 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.
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?