The registration for eVolo 2017 Skyscraper Competition organised by eVolo Magazine is now open. The competition aims to support high-rise architecture research by inviting architects, students, engineers, designers, and artists all over world.
The competition seeks for experimental viewpoint on various applications of technology, material, and spatial organizations. However, the 2016 winner project of the competition called “New York Horizon” also led to some main debates about the concept of “contestism” and its critique. A core argument of “Contestism” is that the open ideas competition may only denote popular or viral internet media visuals, instead of intellectually rich spatial investigations. The winner project proposed a carving onto the whole Central Park until the mainland, and surround the park by reflective mirrors, thus forming a overlap of natural and artificial landscapes.
The second prize winner of the same year was basically about a fragmented tower consisting of drones.
The eVolo Skyscraper Competition aims for imaginations about the skyscrapers of the 21st century. The competition also does not have any constraints on space, place, size, or program.
For more information about the competition, click here.