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eVolo skyscraper contest opens for entries

The annual eVolo skyscraper competition – featuring a £3,000 top prize – is now accepting submissions

Open to students, architects, artists, engineers and designers, the contest recognises ‘outstanding ideas’ which redefine skyscraper design.

US-based Yong Ju Lee won last year’s competition with a proposal called ‘Vernacular Versatility’ which transformed traditional Korean architecture into a contemporary mixed-use tower.

According to this year’s brief: ‘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.’

Such problems include ‘the scarcity of natural resources and infrastructure and the exponential increase of inhabitants, pollution, economic division, and unplanned urban sprawl.’

Competition judges include Benedetta Tagliabue, Massimiliano Fuksas, Richard Hassell of WOHA and last year’s winner, Yong Ju Lee.

Organised by eVolo Magazine, the competition is anonymous and digital submissions must include two project boards only.

The deadline for registration is 13 January 2015. The registration fee is around £56 before 18 November and rises to approximately £68 thereafter.

All projects must be submitted by 27 January and the winners will be announced on 24 March.

How to apply

Visit the competition website to register

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