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eVolo Competition 2014 Winners

Skyscraper Architecture Contest Results, New York City, USA

21 Mar 2014

2014 Tower Contest Results

eVolo 2014 Skyscraper Competition

eVolo Magazine is pleased to announce the winners of the 2014 Skyscraper Competition. The 2014 edition marks the ninth anniversary of the competition established in 2006 to recognize outstanding ideas for vertical living through the novel use of technology, materials, programs, aesthetics, and spatial organizations.

eVolo Skyscrapers 2 Book

eVolo Magazine received 525 projects from 43 countries in all continents. The Jury, formed by leaders of the architecture and design fields selected 3 winners and 20 honorable mentions.

The first place was awarded to Yong Ju Lee from the United States for his project “Vernacular Versatility”. The proposal reinterprets traditional Korean architecture in a contemporary mixed-use high-rise.

Vernacular Versatility

The second place was awarded to Mark Talbot and Daniel Markiewicz from the United States for his project “Car and Shell: or Marinetti’s Monster” which proposes a city in the sky for Detroit, MI.

Car And Shell Skyscraper: Or Marinetti’s Monster

The recipients of the third place are YuHao Liu and Rui Wu from Canada for their project “Propagate Skyscraper” that investigates the structural use of carbon dioxide in skyscrapers.

Propagate Skyscraper: Carbon Dioxide Structure

Some of the honorable mentions include a skyscraper that filters the air of polluted cities, a sky village for Los Angeles, a 3D printed tower in the desert, and a vertical transportation hub among other innovative projects.

The Jury was formed by: Wiel Arets [principal Wiel Arets Architects, dean of the Illinois Institute of Technology’s College of Architecture], John Beckmann [principal Axis Mundi], Michael Hensel [principal AKNW + NAL, professor at Oslo School of Architecture], Lisa Iwamoto [principal IwamotoScott Architecture, professor at University of California Berkeley], Kas Oosterhuis [principal Oosterhuis-Lénárd, professor at Delft University of Technology], Derek Pirozzi [architectural designer Oppenheim Architecture + Design, first place 2013 eVolo Skyscraper Competition], Tom Price [principal Tom Price], Fernando Romero [principal FR-EE], Craig Scott [principal IwamotoScott Architecture, professor at California College of the Arts], Carol Willis [director Skyscraper Museum, professor at Columbia University], and Dan Wood [principal WORK Architecture Company, professor at Yale University]

To commemorate the 9th Annual Skyscraper Competition, eVolo is publishing the Limited Edition Book “eVolo Skyscrapers 2” which is the follow-up to its highly acclaimed book “eVolo Skyscrapers”. The 628-page book examines 150 projects received during the last years of the competition. Only 1000 copies are available worldwide.

4. Honorable Mention. Sand Babel: Solar-Powered 3D Printed Tower. Qiu Song, Kang Pengfei, Bai Ying, Ren Nuoya, Guo Shen (China)

Sand Babel: Solar-Powered 3D Printed Tower

5. Honorable Mention. Climatology Tower. Yuan-Sung Hsiao, Yuko Ochiai, Jia-Wei Liu, Hung-Lin Hsieh (Japan)

Climatology Tower

6. Honorable Mention. Launchspire. Henry Smith, Adam Woodward, Paul Attkins (United Kingdom)


7. Honorable Mention. Hyper-Speed Vertical Train Hub. Christopher Christophi, Lucas Mazarrasa. (United Kingdom)

Hyper-Speed Vertical Train Hub

8. Honorable Mention. Rainforest Guardian Skyscraper. Jie Huang, Jin Wei, Qiaowan Tang, Yiwei Yu, Zhe Hao (China)

Rainforest Guardian Skyscraper

9. Honorable Mention. The New Tower Of Babel. Petko Stoevski (Germany)

The New Tower Of Babel

10. Honorable Mention. Bamboo Forest: Skyscrapers And Scaffoldings In Symbiosis. Thibaut Deprez (France)

Bamboo Forest: Skyscrapers And Scaffoldings In Symbiosis.

11. Honorable Mention. PieXus Tower: Maritime Transportation Hub Skyscraper For Hong Kong. Chris Thackrey, Steven Ma, Bao An Nguyen Phuoc, Christos Koukis, Matus Nedecky, Stefan Turcovsky (United States)

PieXus Tower: Maritime Transportation Hub Skyscraper For Hong Kong

12. Honorable Mention. Hyper Filter Skyscraper. Umarov Alexey (Russia)

Hyper Filter Skyscraper

13. Honorable Mention. Project Blue. Yang Siqi, Zhan Beidi, Zhao Renbo, Zhang Tianshuo (China)

Project Blue

14. Honorable Mention. Liquefactor: The Sinking City. Eric Nakajima (New Zealand)

Liquefactor: The Sinking City

15. Honorable Mention. Urban Alloy Tower. Matt Bowles, Chad Kellog (United States)

Urban Alloy Tower

16. Honorable Mention. Skyvillage For Los Angeles. Ziwei Song (United States)

Skyvillage For Los Angeles

17. Honorable Mention. Here.After: The Material Processing Machine. Tsang Aron Wai Chun (Hong Kong)

Here.After: The Material Processing Machine

18. Honorable Mention. The Blossom Tower. Anthony Fieldman / RAFT Architects (United States)

The Blossom Tower

19. Honorable Mention. Seawer: The Garbage-Seascraper. Sung Jin Cho (South Korea)

Seawer: The Garbage-Seascraper

20. Honorable Mention. Infill Aquifer. Jason Orbe-Smith (United States)

Infill Aquifer

21. Honorable Mention. Re-Silience Skyscraper: Biomass Reduction. Diego Espinosa Figueroa, Javiera Valenzuela Gonzalez (Chile)

Re-Silience Skyscraper: Biomass Reduction

22. Honorable Mention. 21st Century Neoclassical Skyscraper. John Houser, Park MacDowell (United Sates)

21st Century Neoclassical Skyscraper

23. Honorable Mention. Made In New York: Vertical Urban Industry. Stuart Beattie (United States)

Made In New York: Vertical Urban Industry

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