winners of evolo's 2011 skyscraper competion announced

winners of evolo's 2011 skyscraper competion announced

‘LO2P recycling skyscraper’ by atelier CMJN, new delhi, india images courtesy of eVolo magazine

the winners have been announced for 2011’s skyscraper competition hosted by eVolo magazine. this is the fifth year for the annual competition, which recognizes outstanding ideas that redefine skyscraper design. awards are given to young talent, who through the use of new materials and technologies are looking to change the way we understand architecture and its relationship with natural and built environments.

first place was awarded to julien combes, gaël brulé of parisian studio, atelier CMJN for their ‘LO2P Recycling Skyscraper’ in new dehli, india. the project, a ferris wheel-style structure, was designed as a large-scale wind turbine that filters polluted air through a series of particle collector membranes, elevated greenhouses, and mineralization baths.

winners of evolo's 2011 skyscraper competion announced ‘LO2P recycling skyscraper’ by atelier CMJN

yoann mescam, paul-eric schirr-bonnans and xavier schirr-bonnans of france took second place for their design, ‘flat tower’, a dome-like horizontal skyscraper that harvests solar energy, collects rainwater and preserves the existing urban fabric at ground level due to its large skylights and small footprint.

winners of evolo's 2011 skyscraper competion announced ‘flat tower’ by yoann mescam, paul-eric schirr-bonnans and xavier schirr-bonnans

winners of evolo's 2011 skyscraper competion announced aerial view of ‘flat tower’

winners of evolo's 2011 skyscraper competion announced night shot of ‘flat tower’

third place went to yheu-shen chua from the united kingdom for a project that re-images the infamous hoover dam in the united states as an inhabitable tower that unifies the power plant with a gallery, aquarium and viewing platform.

winners of evolo's 2011 skyscraper competion announced ‘re-imagining the hoover dam’ by yheu-shen chua

winners of evolo's 2011 skyscraper competion announced site plan of ‘re-imagining the hoover dam’

winners of evolo's 2011 skyscraper competion announced (from left to right) surrounding tower, above tower, in between containers

among the honorable mentions were structures that look to studies on globalization, adaptation and the digital revolution as a means of re-interpretation. included in the shortlist were towers that clean oil spills and desalinate seawater, inverted skyscrapers, recycling towers, fish farms, and ‘living mountains’ for desert climates.

winners of evolo's 2011 skyscraper competion announced ‘hopetel: transitional high-rise housing’ by asaf dali

winners of evolo's 2011 skyscraper competion announced exterior, interior and balcony views of ‘hopetel: transitional high-rise housing’

winners of evolo's 2011 skyscraper competion announced ‘waste collector skyscraper’ by agata sander, tomek kujawski

winners of evolo's 2011 skyscraper competion announced ‘neotax: three-dimensional city grid’ by studio DMTW

winners of evolo's 2011 skyscraper competion announced ‘borough no.6 – new york city’ by john houser

winners of evolo's 2011 skyscraper competion announced interior view of ‘borough no.6 – new york city’

winners of evolo's 2011 skyscraper competion announced ‘tourist city skyscraper’ by UseCollective

winners of evolo's 2011 skyscraper competion announced interior of ‘tourist city skyscraper’

winners of evolo's 2011 skyscraper competion announced ‘living mountain’ by taming

winners of evolo's 2011 skyscraper competion announced ‘living mountain’

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  • LO2P is possible and innovative. Most of the others, especially Flat Tower, appear to revisit the inner city urban catastrophe of the 60s-70s; the complete and total failure of Le Corbusier’s ‘machines for living’ concept. Have we learned nothing of how destructive these designs are to communities and people?And if you lived in the middle how long would it take to walk there with your shopping? I used to live in a 2nd floor flat and it was a bitch to find somebody that’d deliver a washing machine. You’d have no chance here.
    However, the illustrations can stand proud as homages to Chris Foss and Syd Mead; which is no bad thing.

    Lombax
    Mar 09, 2011
  • Beyond copying Archigram and that ilk, all these projects would become suicide Mecca’s that the world has never before seen. I look at those renderings, and I want to jump!

    Seriously, stop wasting time with 3D modeling programs and start studying architecture

    sassark
    Mar 09, 2011
  • I find it alarming that the supposedly ‘new and hip’ designs mostly resembles still photos of abandoned futuristic cities. Is this the kind of enviroment we’d like to see ourselve living in in the future? I particularly like the inside visulasation of ‘Borough No.6 – New York City’. It’s something straight out of a Sci-Fi ghoststory..

    Ainee
    Mar 09, 2011
  • Flat tower has not interior space, is a object, i like borough n6 and hopetel

    eacastros
    Mar 09, 2011
  • some great stuff going on here

    much of it has Soleri DNA about it (!)

    dbkii
    Mar 09, 2011
  • flat tower reminds me of zerg from starcraft

    nikiu
    Mar 09, 2011
  • Flat tower is a genius design!

    iskender
    Mar 09, 2011
  • Flat tower should have won….

    jda
    Mar 08, 2011

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