eVolo 2015 Skyscraper Competition

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eVolo Magazine presenta la nuova edizione del concorso di architettura per immaginare spazi pubblici e privati di una comunità dinamica e flessibile in "verticale".

eVolo Magazine is pleased to invite architects, students, engineers, designers, and artists from around the globe to take part in the eVolo 2015 Skyscraper Competition. Established in 2006, the annual Skyscraper Competition is 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. It is a forum that examines the relationship between the skyscraper and the natural world, the skyscraper and the community, and the skyscraper and the city.

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?

eVolo Magazine is committed to continue stimulating the imagination of designers around the world - thinkers that initiate a new architectural discourse of economic, environmental, intellectual, and perceptual responsibility that could ultimately modify what we understand as a contemporary skyscraper, its impact on urban planning and on the improvement of our way of life. The 2015 eVolo Skyscraper Competition is possible with the support of Autodesk, real5D and v2com.


  • July 1, 2014 - Competition announcement, registration begins, acceptance of questions.
  • November 4, 2014 - Deadline for submitting questions.
  • November 18, 2014 - Early registration deadline
  • December 2, 2014 - Answers to questions posted on website
  • January 13, 2015 - Late registration deadline
  • January 27, 2015 - Project submission deadline (23:59 hours US Eastern Time)
  • March 24, 2015 - Winners' announcement

Massimiliano Fuksas
[principal Studio Fuksas]
Michael Hansmeyer [CAAD group at Swiss Federal Institute of Technology]
Richard Hassell [principal WOHA]
Alvin Huang [principal Synthesis Design + Architecture]
Yong Ju Lee [winner 2014 eVolo Skyscraper Competition]
Wenchian Shi [project manager MVRDV]
Renske van der Stoep [project manager/architect MVRDV]
Wong Mun Summ [principal WOHA]
Benedetta Tagliabue [principal EMBT Miralles Tagliabue]


  • 1st place - US $5000 + virtual visualization by real5D + press kit distribution by v2com
  • 2nd place - US $2000
  • 3rd place - US $1000

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