eVolo 2011 Skyscraper Competition

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Organizzato da: eVolo


Dove: Stati Uniti d’America, New York
Scade il: 2011-01-11 00:00:00
Studenti ammessi: si

eVolo is pleased to invite students, architects, engineers, and designers from around the globe to take part in the 2011 Skyscraper Competition. The annual eVolo Skyscraper Competition is a forum for the discussion, development, and promotion of innovative concepts for vertical density. It examines the relationship between the skyscraper and the natural world, the skyscraper and the community, and the skyscraper and the city. The exponential increase of the world’s population and its unprecedented shift from rural to urban areas has prompted hundreds of new developments without adequate urban planning and poor architectural design. The aim of this competition is to redefine what we understand as a skyscraper and initiate a new architectural discourse of economic, environmental, intellectual, and perceptual responsibility that could ultimately modify our cities and improve our way of life. The use of new materials, technologies, aesthetics, and novel spatial organizations, along with studies on globalization, flexibility, adaptability, and the digital revolution are some of the multi-layered elements that the participants should take into consideration. This is also 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. 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? Jury Benjamin Aranda [principal ArandaLasch] Juan Azulay [principal Matter Management, professor at Southern California Institute of Architecture] Mario Cipresso [principal Studio Shift, professor at University of Southern California] Ted Givens [associate director RMJM] Eric Goldemberg [principal Monad Studio, professor at Florida International University] Jose Gonzalez [principal Softlab, professor at Pratt Institute] John Hill [editor Archidose] Mitchell Joachim [principal Terreform One, professor at New York University] Andrew Liang [principal Studio 0.10., professor at University of Southern California] Chris Lasch [principal ArandaLasch] Neri Oxman [principal Materialecology, Presidential Fellow at MIT Media Lab] Javier Quintana [principal Taller Basico de Arquitectura, Dean of IE School of Architecture] Rezza Rahdian [Architect, Second Place 2009 Skyscraper Competition] Michel Rojkind [principal Rojkind Arquitectos] Michael Szivos [principal Softlab, professor at Pratt Institute] Awards 1st place – US $5000 2nd place – US $2000 3rd place – US $1000