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(Non)-Winners Announced for ThyssenKrupp Elevator Architecture Award 2008-2009
Posted: Tuesday, May 12, 2009 |

As many of our readers know, the winners were recently announced for the ThyssenKrupp Elevator Award 2008-09, and the results have proven to be quite controversial

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To try to provide some more context, we’ve asked those of you who participated in this competition to share your proposals, to see what projects were not recognized by the jury.  We’ve posted the submissions we’ve received so far below, in this article. What do you think? Share your opinions in the comments section below. Note: most of the images can be enlarged upon clicking them.

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Playtime Agence d’Architecture, France

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Clear Dark Icon by Playtime Agence d’Architecture

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Clear Dark Icon by Playtime Agence d’Architecture

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Clear Dark Icon by Playtime Agence d’Architecture

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Tall Emblem Structure in Dubai
ARCHICLUB, France

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Tall Emblem Structure in Dubai by ARCHICLUB

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Tall Emblem Structure in Dubai by ARCHICLUB

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Tall Emblem Structure in Dubai by ARCHICLUB

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Woven
Giuseppe Farris Architects, Italy in collaboration with Stefan Schöning, Belgium

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Woven by Giuseppe Farris Architects with Stefan Schöning

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Woven by Giuseppe Farris Architects with Stefan Schöning

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dCALL
Irma Coello+Álvaro Guinea (VOID_7)

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dCALL by VOID_7

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dCALL by VOID_7

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dCALL by VOID_7

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Tall Emblem Structure in Za’beel park, Dubai
Zairsho Klichev, Zebikhon Sharipova, Bobir Klichev, Uzbekistan

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Tall Emblem Structure in Za’beel park, Dubai by Zairsho Klichev, Zebikhon Sharipova, Bobir Klichev

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Tall Emblem Structure in Za’beel park, Dubai by Zairsho Klichev, Zebikhon Sharipova, Bobir Klichev

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Tall Emblem Structure in Za’beel park, Dubai by Zairsho Klichev, Zebikhon Sharipova, Bobir Klichev

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Trade Tower
Nick H, Architect, United Arab Emirates

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Trade Tower by Nick H, Architect

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Tall Emblem Structure for Za’abeel Park in Dubai
Vardanyan Vardan, Architect, Armenia

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Tall Emblem Structure for Za’abeel Park in Dubai by Vardanyan Vardan

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Tall Emblem Structure for Za’abeel Park in Dubai by Vardanyan Vardan

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Tall Emblem Structure for Za’abeel Park in Dubai by Vardanyan Vardan

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The Falcon
Hélio Boto, Portugal

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The Falcon by Hélio Boto

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The Falcon by Hélio Boto

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Ambient Tower
Zerafa Architecture Studio, USA

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Ambient Tower by Zerafa Architecture Studio

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Ambient Tower by Zerafa Architecture Studio

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Ambient Tower by Zerafa Architecture Studio

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Al Hakawati - The Storyteller
visiondivision through Ulf Mejergren & Anders Berensson

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Al Hakawati - The Storyteller by visiondivision

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Al Hakawati - The Storyteller by visiondivision

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Al Hakawati - The Storyteller by visiondivision

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Tall Emblem Structure in Za’abeel Park
Submitted by Esdras Santos

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Tall Emblem Structure in Za’abeel Park

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Tall Emblem Structure in Za’abeel Park

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2012 Dubai Sky Tower
Pablo Navarro Zaragoza, Spain

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2012 Dubai Sky Tower by Pablo Navarro Zaragoza

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2012 Dubai Sky Tower by Pablo Navarro Zaragoza

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URBAN GREAT LENS Dubai
Juan Carlos Pellegrini Riccardi, Arquitecto, Argentina

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URBAN GREAT LENS Dubai by Juan Carlos Pellegrini Riccardi, Arquitecto

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URBAN GREAT LENS Dubai by Juan Carlos Pellegrini Riccardi, Arquitecto

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Golden Pearl Dubai
MulicMarion Architects, USA

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Golden Pearl Dubai by MulicMarion Architects

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Golden Pearl Dubaiby MulicMarion Architects

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Dubai ThyssenKrupp
Tom Jonckers & Tobias Labarque (BXL-architecten), Belgium  

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Dubai ThyssenKrupp by BXL-architecten

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Dubai ThyssenKrupp by BXL-architecten

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String Tower
Ruggero Lenci (team leader), Pietro Barucci, Edoardo De Cicco, Marco Proietti, Giancarlo Lenci, Chiara Luchino, Italy

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String Tower by Ruggero Lenci, Pietro Barucci, Edoardo De Cicco, Marco Proietti, Giancarlo Lenci, Chiara Luchino

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String Tower by Ruggero Lenci, Pietro Barucci, Edoardo De Cicco, Marco Proietti, Giancarlo Lenci, Chiara Luchino

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Tower of the Sands
Lawrence Doyle, USA

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Tower of the Sands by Lawrence Doyle

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Tower of the Sands by Lawrence Doyle

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Perpetual Motion
cskm.workshop, France

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Perpetual Motion by cskm.workshop

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Perpetual Motion by cskm.workshop

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Perpetual Motion by cskm.workshop

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Element
2pm architecture, dauphins architecture & Physalis, France

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Element by 2pm architecture, dauphins architecture & Physalis

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Element by 2pm architecture, dauphins architecture & Physalis

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Element by 2pm architecture, dauphins architecture & Physalis

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Desert Rose Oasis
TPD&A - Witkowski, Belgium

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Desert Rose Oasis by TPD&A - Witkowski

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Desert Rose Oasis by TPD&A - Witkowski

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Hollow Tower
Barbier Yann, Jorge-louis Henri, France

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Hollow Tower by Barbier Yann, Jorge-louis Henri

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Hollow Tower by Barbier Yann, Jorge-louis Henri

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WOD - Window of Dubai
ice - ideas for contemporary environments, Hong Kong/Germany

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WOD - Window of Dubai by ice - ideas for contemporary environments

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WOD - Window of Dubai by ice - ideas for contemporary environments

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Park of Fireflies
Mohammed Emran Hossain

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Park of Fireflies by Mohammed Emran Hossain

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Park of Fireflies by Mohammed Emran Hossain

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Tall Emblem Za’abeel Park-Dubai
Layno Arceo Reyes, Philippines

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Tall Emblem Za’abeel Park-Dubai by Layno Arceo Reyes

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Tall Emblem Za’abeel Park-Dubai by Layno Arceo Reyes

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Solar Updraft Tower
shinslab + cd architecture, France

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Solar Updraft Tower by shinslab + cd architecture

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Solar Updraft Tower by shinslab + cd architecture

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Ma’alam Dubai
Solomon Cordwell Buenz Architects, Halvorson and Partners Structural Engineers, Environmental Systems Design Mechanical Engineers, USA

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Ma’alam Dubai by Solomon Cordwell Buenz Architects, Halvorson and Partners Structural Engineers, Environmental Systems Design Mechanical Engineers

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Ma’alam Dubai by Solomon Cordwell Buenz Architects, Halvorson and Partners Structural Engineers, Environmental Systems Design Mechanical Engineers

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Ma’alam Dubai by Solomon Cordwell Buenz Architects, Halvorson and Partners Structural Engineers, Environmental Systems Design Mechanical Engineers

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Elevator Tower: Laboratory for Research of Movile Prototypes
LEON11: Maria Mallo, Elisa Fernandez, Ignacio A.Monteserin, Javier Gutierrez, Lys Villalba, Jorge Lopez and Ana Penalba, Spain

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Elevator Tower by LEON11

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Elevator Tower by LEON11

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XI Thyssenkrupp Elevator Dubai Za’abel Park
J. MAYER H. Architects, Germany

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XI Thyssenkrupp Elevator Dubai Za’abel Park by J. MAYER H. Architects

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Tall Emblem Structure in Za’abeel Park, Dubai
Takahashi + de Miguel Architects, USA

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Tall Emblem Structure in Za’abeel Park, Dubai by Takahashi + de Miguel Architects

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Tall Emblem Structure in Za’abeel Park, Dubai by Takahashi + de Miguel Architects

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Flower Tower
Yulia Volosovich, Ukraine

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Flower Tower by Yulia Volosovich

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Flower Tower by Yulia Volosovich

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Leaves Tower
Darko Petrovic, Switzerland

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Leaves Tower by Darko Petrovic

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Leaves Tower by Darko Petrovic

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Leaves Tower by Darko Petrovic

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Crescent Tower
Transparent House, USA

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Crescent Tower by Transparent House

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Crescent Tower by Transparent House

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Crescent Tower by Transparent House

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Tower X
Andritsos Architect International, Canada

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Tower X by Andritsos Architect International

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Tower X by Andritsos Architect International

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Tower X by Andritsos Architect International

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Rise up Sand
Beva + Alexandre Plantady Architectes, France

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Rise up Sand by Beva + Alexandre Plantady Architectes

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Rise up Sand by Beva + Alexandre Plantady Architectes

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DUBAI-ING
David Neil, Magali Lamoureux, Nicolas Lombardi, Mickael Papin, Pierre Silande, France

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DUBAI-ING by David Neil, Magali Lamoureux, Nicolas Lombardi, Mickael Papin, Pierre Silande

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DUBAI-ING by David Neil, Magali Lamoureux, Nicolas Lombardi, Mickael Papin, Pierre Silande

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Porous Tower
Zheng Tan, USA

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Porous Tower by Zheng Tan

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Porous Tower by Zheng Tan

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Water Dune
Ramirez Buxeda Arquitectos (Jorge F. Ramirez Buxeda, Francisco Matta, Nelson Cotto, Robin Planas, Jorge Méndez, Alfredo Pérez), Puerto Rico

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Water Dune by Ramirez Buxeda Arquitectos

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Water Dune by Ramirez Buxeda Arquitectos

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Aura Tower
JKJP1 (Jude He, Kasia Owczarek, Phillip Mountford, Jimmy Lew), UK

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Aura Tower by JKJP1

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Tall Emblem Structure in Za’beel park, Dubai
Bauer Dermel AIA, in collaboration with Andrew Bywater, USA

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Tall Emblem Structure in Za’beel park, Dubai by Bauer Dermel AIA, in collaboration with Andrew Bywater

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Tall Emblem Structure in Za’beel park, Dubai by Bauer Dermel AIA, in collaboration with Andrew Bywater

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Tall Emblem Structure in Za’abeel Park, Dubai
Andreas Piesniewski, Germany

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Tall Emblem Structure in Za’abeel Park, Dubai by Andreas Piesniewski, Germany

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Tall Emblem Structure in Za’abeel Park, Dubai by Andreas Piesniewski, Germany

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Bride of Dubai
New Wave Architecture (Lida Almassian, Shahin Heidari, Navid Ghasemzadeh), Iran

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Bride of Dubai by New Wave Architecture

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Bride of Dubai by New Wave Architecture

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Tornado
Farkhod Musakov, Uzbekistan

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Tornado by Farkhod Musakov

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Tornado by Farkhod Musakov

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The Airborne
Joseph Corsi and Thomas Wortmann

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The Airborne by Joseph Corsi and Thomas Wortmann

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The Airborne by Joseph Corsi and Thomas Wortmann

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Green Structure
Dimitrije Djukic and Marko Stanisic, United Arab Emirates

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Green Structure by Dimitrije Djukic & Marko Stanisic

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Green Structure by Dimitrije Djukic & Marko Stanisic

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Green Structure by Dimitrije Djukic & Marko Stanisic

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Tall Emblem Structure in Za’abeel Park, Dubai
Group of architects from Croatia and Slovenia

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Tall Emblem Structure in Za’abeel Park, Dubai by a group of architects from Croatia and Slovenia

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Tall Emblem Structure in Za’abeel Park, Dubai by a group of architects from Croatia and Slovenia

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Tall Emblem Structure in Za’abeel Park, Dubai by a group of architects from Croatia and Slovenia

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The Ambassador
atelier SWAN, France

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The Ambassador by atelier SWAN

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The Ambassador by atelier SWAN

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The Ambassador by atelier SWAN

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UTOPIA | ONE
Cesar Bobonis-Zequeira, Ivan Perez-Rossello, Tere Mar del Valle

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UTOPIA | ONE by Cesar Bobonis-Zequeira, Ivan Perez-Rossello, Tere Mar del Valle

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UTOPIA | ONE by Cesar Bobonis-Zequeira, Ivan Perez-Rossello, Tere Mar del Valle

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UTOPIA | ONE by Cesar Bobonis-Zequeira, Ivan Perez-Rossello, Tere Mar del Valle

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UTOPIA | ONE by Cesar Bobonis-Zequeira, Ivan Perez-Rossello, Tere Mar del Valle

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Unnamed Proposal
Cristina Gabrea

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Unnamed proposal by Cristina Gabrea

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Unnamed proposal by Cristina Gabrea

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Unnamed proposal by Cristina Gabrea

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Emblem in Za’abeel Park
Peter Tolkin Architecture, USA

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Emblem in Za’abeel Park by Peter Tolkin Architecture

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Emblem in Za’abeel Park by Peter Tolkin Architecture

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Atom, The will structure
Alejandro Nunez Noda, Spain in collaboration with Alejandro Park, Argentina

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Atom, The will structure by Alejandro Nunez Noda in collaboration with Alejandro Park

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Atom, The will structure by Alejandro Nunez Noda in collaboration with Alejandro Park

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Tall Emblem Structure in Za’abeel Park
Joseph Jutras

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Tall Emblem Structure in Za’abeel Park by Joseph Jutras

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Tall Emblem Structure in Za’abeel Park by Joseph Jutras

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Tall Emblem Structure in Za’abeel Park by Joseph Jutras

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Bustler reader Chino Colorin made an interesting observation regarding Fernando Donis’ competition winning “Dubai Frame” proposal: “...where the idea of the winning scheme was to frame Dubai, it’s important to note the orientation and location of the frame relative to the city. So, what’s represented in the one and only view through the frame is fictional, so the question is what exactly is being framed?”

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What’s in the frame, Dubai? Graphic by Chino Colorin


Comments:
Orhan Ayyüce
Los Angeles
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
few more views ?
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anonymous
nyc
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Mr. Oblique views, that's not exactly meaningful with respect to the winning image, the only one that represents the "framing of Dubai". Placing a "frame" in this location and this orientation in Dubai seems totally arbitrary at best, cynical more likely and not at all meaningful.

Orhan Ayyüce
Los Angeles
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
what you call qblique, i call cropped...

Mr. Joe Angles
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
that diagram is laughable. you would have to use a tiny part of the park to actually see dubai through the frame. the only way this concept would work is if the frame structure is situated much closer to the image it's supposed to frame, and the viewers would have to be much further away to get a 'frame' effect. this just looks like a football goal post.

Orhan Ayyüce
Los Angeles
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Mr. Joe 90° Angles, is it ?

NJ
Toronto
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
(Non) winners proved that the jury has done a great job.
The critique of the winnig frame not actually framing Dubai is missing the point. The proposal was just three rough photo montages and a line of text. The proposal is not about usual architectural concerns about site and program. Sure he will change the frame to be more perpendicular to the icons, if the issue is perpendicularity of frame to the subject.

duncan donut
los angeles
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
i hate to admit it, but seeing all these better (read: bitter) non-winning submissions somehow actually justifies the frame as a worthy first prize. i mean cmon, if you're gonna bitch you gotta back it up with something that doesnt look like a poorman's evolo with a shittier render engine.

EL TARADO
elsewhere
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Almost 1.000 proposals... there will be good ones, awful ones, medium...

I think this is about sharing info to see what's the real profile of the submissions, as no one can believe the jury's decision as a real state of the question...

There's a principle which comes to say that from any given informnation almost the 80% has no value...

Don't expect to see here 1.000 winning entries... Just honorable efforts that, at least, are worthy to recieve an explanation from the jury, as in any other serious competition where, no matter how big the effort you make is, you can win or loose.

JBL
NYC
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Mr Orhan, yours is a disoriented defense. If you want to frame the "city full of emblems" (which is already arguable), shouldn't you ORIENTATE the frame towards these emblems?. Besides you must consider that you would need some distance to really get a picture of a building into the frame unless you are "the storyteller" above shown.

Architecture is about giving sense to what we build (for example through orientation). Through the speech you can defend anything, because basically in our heads we have no gravity, no weather, etc, so we can easily fool ourselves with words and images (we could destroy anything too), but the common sense, that sense that you get through real life, tells you what has deep foundations and what is a non-sense, this competition goes to the second drawer, which sort of make sense considering the context. Though It is sad that the archi-leisure called the jury's attention in an international competition, because this is nothing but fast food to our profession ....so for those who like it, keep eating your Mc-Koolhaas, I'll stay in my own diet...

Regards.

PS: Fast Food= Repetitive empty messages directed to mass consumers (10 times and you get it model) that sells you faked food which empoverish your life expectations and makes the clown richer.

Suma
Bandung
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
why should we bother with "what should be framed"?

let's take it as a concept. nice one. concept of framing the city. in an urban scale, the frame will work.

peoples should be able to justify the meaning of the frame without literally see through the frame. dubai has got a lot of things, good architecture as well as junk-architecture. by framing it, peoples (especially architects and urban designer) should be "knocked on the head" to realize the facts (again).

afterall, the city will be developing and the new area would be filled up. by that time, are you going to ask for the wrong frame again? otherwise, you can propose a "rotating frame".

anyway, i feel that frame could be improved to look better proportionwise. nice competition.

Jason Shirriff
California
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
I'm still gulping!
All I can say is wow!

glenburnie
savannah
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
This is Dubai. What do you expect.

anonymous
nyc
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
I suppose it is a little like shooting somebody, one should actually aim at a target rather than wait for one to happen into view. To say you will "FRAME" a city is not an idea, it's a statement, one that does not transcend common sense.
The real point is, whether or not this competition was judged according to the rules the organizers themselves set up and committed to. The answer is no, that is the issue and the only issue.

teapod
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
yap, those are awful projects. Through these projects a recetangular a circle frame is absolute winner. But container tower is great, but not for golden-white style Dubai, it would be great sculpture for port cities in normal cities, but in smaler scale smile

Unanonimous
Zaklikowo
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Wooowww! Wow! Wow! Jason. The image is really a beauty...Not this simplistic squared but the circular one But however I wonder how this nice image will be realized corresponding to the earthquakes norms, structural requirements, sustainability aims, functional program and vertical circulation (double lifts in example) and some other stupid and "boring" questions. It reminds me the International competition for the emblematic high visual platform supposed to promote PARIS 2012 Olympics. Guys! it was a wonderful image (already awarded for the previous Olympic games in Athens)...You should see the realized monument. For the authors was better to suicide. But we can not condemn the young creative but inexperienced authors. The mistaken choice was done by the "Honorable Jury" wink))

Lawrence Doyle
USA
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Outside of whatever you feel the decision is representative of, the process itself leaves a bit to be desired as far as transparency and basic explanations go. A listing of the rounds of voting would have been nice, or a basic statement as to what the jury saw in the final choice. The jury decision of the 2007 award gives some idea of what I'm saying - http://www.thyssenkrupp-elevator-architecture.com/premios_07.aspx.

As for Donut , you sound like someone without the courage to enter, or to put your own entry up for scrutiny, either of which is essentially the same thing. Those who did are most certainly entitled to voice their opinion.

Last thing, there is a lot of good work that has been published here and on the europan site, and I'm grateful that either was available.

happy designer
u.a.e
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
LMAO, these are some really baaaaaaaaaaaaaaad designs... based on these designs, "in my opinion", i think the jury had made the right decision. but i havnt seen all the other entries so i shall wait before i give my final opinion.

Lawrence Doyle
USA
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
You're a small person "happy" designer.

If I was a man of you're character, I'd stop specifying Thyssenkrupp elevators.

voice
NYC
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
now i wonder why Dubai is in total mess in this economic crisis. the answer is very simple: because of those retarded, brainless "so called" jurors who are basically screwing the whole development there by selecting crap. pathetic.....

Lawrence Doyle
USA
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
sigh - I guess I have to say that that wasn't so nice either.

Anon
nowhereland
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
This competition is obviously framed.
Anyway, most of the submissions lack the dignity of even a common sports trophy.

Borneo219
Borneo
Thursday, May 14, 2009
From a participant point of view, it is fantastic to be able to see the projects submitted by others and to try to understand the thought process of each scheme and the different approaches taken.
Lots of effort were put in by all participants and i wish to congratulate everyone who participate for the spirit of architecture.
There will always be people who will only comment and never put any effort in submitting anything themselves.
People who submit will have more respect for each other.

suspicious
usa
Thursday, May 14, 2009
I like the container tower. I think in many ways it tells the story of what dubai is. It touches upon the fact that so many living there are not citicizens of the UAE and that Dubai is transient and so on.

Competitor
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Dubai frame.....hahaha

Lawrence Doyle
USA
Thursday, May 14, 2009
I like some of the textured/ patterned schemes, like Vardanyan Vardan's or "Window of Dubai". If I were to spend more time on my project, that would be a definite line of investigation (probably for the luminous north side). I think they touch on a theme of Islamic architecture and art that has a lot of potential in modern architecture.

jt
toronto
Friday, May 15, 2009
the other proposals look like shitty high rises.

im not sure what the squabble is about.

the winners submitted some nice monumental but non-lame architecture stuff.

vardanyan
Friday, May 15, 2009
tanks Lawrence Doyle

The Colleagues, participants of the competition, probably not all know about excellent action Bustler.
1. It is Necessary on site to give the announcement.
2. To relieve functioning Bustler it is necessary to send ready, optimized, determined a size files. This Bustler can say.

This is done not to obtain to fairness, but to value it self and raise its level.

vardanyan, armenia
Friday, May 15, 2009
I cherish diploma with signature dear H.H. Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum

The Diploma with signature probably dear H.H. Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum.
I wanted to get.
But there is but.
We do not know whose project turned out to be "acceptable".
For this it is necessary that organizers have published the list acceptable project.

For reminder from conditions of the contest:
XI ThyssenKrupp Elevator Architecture Award
Tall Emblem Structure for Za’abeel Park in Dubai.

Competition Brief and Conditions
C. Regulations
C.2. Prizes
- - - - - - - -
All competitors who submitted acceptable projects will receive a diploma accrediting their participation.

The Organizers keeps quiet. They promised.
Us have a right to ask beside them, about this diploma.
1. ask beside organizer
.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Unless will answer, me until have answered, that ask do not know possible or no,
beside dear H.H. Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum. I have not found his address.

I cherish diploma with signature dear H.H. Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, than estimation jury or dollars, But probably and this shall not get.

Our project 24850 on

http://www.export3d.com/
http://dubai-vardanyan-v.narod.ru/

rm
usa
Friday, May 15, 2009
You can't be serious, jt. The first and second place winners are St. Louis Arch copies, only lamer. Not only that, but they can't possibly be built. Some of the most famous, iconic monuments in the world look like "buildings" - the Washington Monument, the Eiffel Tower...

anonymous
nyc
Friday, May 15, 2009
Again, the issue is the competition itself, whose jury awarded a non-compliant candidate not eligible for consideration the first prize, not to mention the others . Lootah, rep of the Dubai Municipality has clearly stated that an internal review will be undertaken by a committee ( not the jury) to determine the merit and feasibility of the winning scheme, the mentioned schemes, and all other submissions. He has indicated that one, a few or none could be built. They never had an obligation to build any of the schemes(winning or not); however, they did have an obligation to execute the competition in keeping with the published rules. That is the contract they made with the participants and this is what they violated. To frame or not to frame gets those who talk about architecture in lieu of making architecture excited, but it is not the point.

Red
Greenland
Friday, May 15, 2009
Also we sent this mail to UIA...

"To who may concern:
We are writing to you as supporters of the competition hosted recently in Dubai for a tall emblem design. We are extremely intrigued about the lack of information given by ThyssenKrupp about the deliberations of the jury, and their further reasons in order to get the conclusion that they finally got. We really think that, in such a special event, which has been worldwide advertised, and with a huge participation all around the world, a so clear process and judging is needed, specially when the winners show no connection at all with the given competition briefing, when it is an already submitted proposal to other competitions and when, surprisingly, the author is a senior partner of a well-known architecture office with recent deals and business developed with both Dubai municipality and ThyssenKrupp company. This competition has been worldwide followed, and we really think it needs a clear finish to it.
Regarding a clear state of the question, and looking forward the clean and noble name of architecture, we ask to the UIA to help all the profession in making the proper requirement to ThyssenKrupp to make public the deliberations by the jury, step by step, including comments and, obviously, why one of the main attractions of the jury, Miss Zaha Hadid, was not present in any deliberation.
Thanks in advance."

They didn´t answer...we´re still waiting

Ry
east coast
Friday, May 15, 2009
The first prize is so not special at all! I could do that in 2 minutes in photoshop!!! WOW!!! I usually do not like to be a complaining designer on here and crit someone's work over the internet because I generally find it very annoying but this entry winning first prize is about as annoying as it gets! It just goes to show how ridiculous this competition is!

Design 101
USA
Saturday, May 16, 2009
The weakness in design or construction in some of the other submissions ( shown here ) Does Not Justify or make a compelling case for most of the wining participants to be considered " winners".
The Sad fact is the so called "jury" has selected them as the winners.

The only thing we can do is to voice our disagreement and make sure these " organizations " do not take advantage of us again.
The Letter to UIA is an excellent start.

Unanonimous
Zaklikowo
Saturday, May 16, 2009
As for the 1st prize winner it is simply scandalous decision because o 3 presented panel you may only see the very week quality visualizations of this frame without any plan section nor motivation for stability etc.

The 2nd prizes images are really a beauty...and with an attempt of motivation for the lift. Very shrouded one… But however I wonder about the feasibility: how this nice image would be realized corresponding to the earthquakes norms, structural requirements, and sustainability aims and some other "boring" competition program requirements.
It reminds me strangely the International competition for the emblematic high visual platform supposed to promote PARIS 2012 Olympics. It was a wonderful image right taken from Rosinski & Van Hamme’s Belgian cartoon serial “Thorgal” This Paris 2012 Olympics winning 1st prize project was already awarded 4 years before for the previous Olympic Games in Athens...You should see the realized monument! For the authors it would be better to suicide. But we can not condemn the young creative but inexperienced authors. The mistaken choice was done by the Mutilated Jury by absence of the main attraction: ZAHA HADID and 2 other important architects supposed to be jury members, Mr CHINO ZUCCHI and ALFONSO VEGARA. Why?!

HD
Saturday, May 16, 2009
"Rise up Sand" best scheme. The rest are downright scary...

bollard
Saturday, May 16, 2009
well, considering the posted projects :

1 - Archiclub
2 - Beva
2 - Playtime

...

Nick H
Dubai
Sunday, May 17, 2009
Mine was the container tower. So, thanks for the two compliments above ^.
I wracked my brain trying to think of anything particular to Dubai and trade / shipping / transient place is typcial of Dubai - something that short time visiting jurors are perhaps not aware of..I live here and I see trade as the essence of this place -the basis of all that's happening today.

The competition clearly called for an iconic structure to symbolize Dubai's past and future. A frame, a round window or some floating petal (?) facade are disingenious formalisms which have no particular reference to the genius loci. You could put that frame up anywhere in the world to look through it. You'd get much nicer views too than just one big construction site.

I can see some relevance in the several lattice facades - that's some (calculated) vernacular Arabesque in new clothes, and it's supposedly "green".

There is little here of context but still something.

The jury's verdict is both arrogant and ignorant of the place and the brief and displays the selfcongratulatory trendy architectural off-handishness that is so very typical of, wait, er, OMA et.al.

Ben
Sunday, May 17, 2009
Do you think really this order? I feel His Highness Sheik HRM would prefer probably a more pleasant choice in order: )
1. Story teller
2. Golden Pearl
3. Crescent Tower

Ben
Sunday, May 17, 2009
But seriously, the 3rd Prize winners merit in fact the 1st place. As for the 2nd and 3rd, you are free to suggest some idea…The guys of the jury has really a good feeling and taste (except for the square frame. Probably they were in an “obliged” situation smile

LA
Monday, May 18, 2009
what??? to me "Story teller" is like OSCAR, that's iconography....no way man...

Rick
Cremona, Italy
Monday, May 18, 2009
the "frame" concept is simply ridicolous, a bit of knowledge of perspective theory and you know it won't work at all.
I agree all the matter resembles the infamous "2012 Repere Olympique" competition.
My preferred projects here:
Leaves Tower
Tower of the Sands
Water Dune
String tower

As always there is "the good, the bad and the ugly", anyway at least some of the entries listed here deserved to be ahead the winner.

vardan vardanyan
In protection "plagiarism"
Monday, May 18, 2009
In protection "plagiarism"

We shall Track the Chain a plagiarism frame "Frame", Dubai - "Marco", Buenos Aires - "La Grande Arche'', La Defense, Paris-.......и on the end football gates. The Author soccer winch is an enjoying full rights author to ideas "Frame".
Who author soccer winch?
The Bad boys beside you has stolen the idea.
If keep the strict principle of the colleagues, that possible all accuse of плагиатстве. All who is connected with art.
I confirm that Plagiarism no, there is Inspiration.
Unless there was plagiarism, was not motion. All stopped.

As to project, which is made for second or for 40 minutes, that colleagues muddle this with sex and they look like uncontented womans. What importance has, for what time have done work and how much power and money has spent on it?

But this address of the H.H Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum. I his has already congratulated, and has asked to publish acceptable projects.
http://www.uaepm.ae/en/media/e-sessions/index.html

My project possible to see on http://dubai-vardanyan-v.narod.ru/
Vardanyan Vardan and Nersisyan Artur

vardanyan
Monday, May 18, 2009
For , Unanonimous Zaklikowo
Not easier ask beside ZAHA HADID, than so much ask in nowhere.

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LS
SF
Monday, May 18, 2009
LA, I think Ben was being sarcastic.
Which ones would you list as best?

I like the Hollow Tower and the Ambient Tower in their airiness and light touch (today, anyway...)

LS
SF
Monday, May 18, 2009
WTF?

"muddle this with sex and they look like uncontented womans."

Vardanian, let's hang out (yeah, right.)

ecode
Monday, May 18, 2009
Everyone knows that Dubai is crazy.

But the point is, no one knows what kind of crazy they are looking for.

Design 101
USA
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
I Agree with Architecture First on

So far:
a) WOD Window of Dubai
b) Rise Up Sand
c) Elegant Curved Frame By: Bauer Dermel AIA ,USA
d) Elegant Circular Frame By: Piesniewski, Germany.
are , in my opinion, better design solutions in comparison with the winners.
a), c) & d) frame Dubai city in a tasteful way than others.

LA
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
so far we haven't see all the submitted projects, but basing on these 38 displayed projects , in my honest opinion the jury of this competition has done a big damage to architecture.

my choices;
1) entry by german architect, Piesniewski
2) WOD Window of Dubai
3) entry by Bauer Dermel AIA

and for jury's other choices....oh boy...the big beam is a total mess, sorry but i can't help to comment on this...really puzzled???

Unanonimous
Zaklikowo
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
OK for Bauer, but Piesniewski & WOD ideas and images have been already seen and awarded in the CITY TOWER Design in Incheon in KOREA. See the "OPEN WINDOW" entry done by Carmelo Baglivo, or "GOLDEN RING" by Tom Louwette and many many others ...I have noticed that numerous submissions (winners and not winning) are simply the plagiarisms of the submissions from the Cheongna CITY TOWER Design in Incheon, KOREA

Euro Architect
France
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
My Choices :
1) Entry by Piesniewski , Germany
A Better solution in comparison with the second prize winner.
Wish we could see the entire submission to evaluate the technical issues.

2) Entry by Bauer Dermel AIA, USA
Beautiful and Original. Definitely an elegant and preferable way of framing the city in comparison with the Frame.
Wish we could see the entire submission to evaluate the technical issues.

Decor Lady
Swiss
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Euro Architect,
I'm not sure if Entry by Piensnieski ( Germany ) is technical buildable ..not sure
But it does look classier than Magic Mirror.
I agree with you on number 2) Entry by Bauer Dermel (USA) .
I would vote this way:
1- Entry by Bauer Dermel (USA) .
2- Entry by Piensnieski ( Germany )
3- WOD Window of Dubai
4- Rise up Sand
5- Leaves Tower

Design 101
USA
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Do you think any of the winners or the Jury are reading this web page?
How do we make sure they read this?
Anyone?

Mat Brunner
Germany
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
I like the idea of the frame...just kidding
This is a joke of a competition, I feel for those that wasted money and time on this.

this is my top 5 so far:

1-Rise up sand (just stunning)
2-Ambient Tower (very nice)
3-Leaves Tower (Nothing new but very well designed)
4-Water Dune (some very nice ideas)
5-WOD (ugly renders, great idea)

Unanonimous
Zaklikowo
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Please leave it. It is really useless this ranking...DUBAI-ING is funny and even a better joke than the frame...reminds me the recent submission of OMA (Rem Koolhas?) for the "International " Competition for the EUROPEAN QUARTER in BRUSSELS: Ups and down but here even better because everything is in the air…is it an allusion for the world banking system? ING Bank is running relatively well among the other international usurers. Do the authors mean that ThyssenKrupp was acting here on the image of these international USURERS? Isn’t it?

Lawrence Doyle
USA
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
"ugly renders" is so far off the mark I don't know what to say. They look great - plain as that.

anonymous
nyc
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
If you are one of the 926 Thyssenkrupp participants, I encourage you to send a letter to the UIA UNESCO Secretariat General addressing your concerns regarding what appears to have been an illegitimate competition process. You should not bother to criticize the winning projects as the competition cannot be re-judged; however, you should strongly condemn the highly incompetent and partially absent jury and UIA for not honoring their fundamental obligations to the participants.

Mat Brunner
Germany
Thursday, May 21, 2009
""ugly renders" is so far off the mark I don't know what to say. They look great - plain as that."...

Mr Doyle
This is the problem with the renders of WOD:
1-Little care in the photoshop (you can see the straight cut lines around the curves.)
2-no shadows
3-no lights (no depth)
4-no people
5-no context
6-grainy image

Just llook @ the renders of some of the others.
keeping that in mind, I still think it is a very nice project. Far better than the winner.

Lawrence Doyle
USA
Thursday, May 21, 2009
This isn't American Idol, or a dog show for that matter - its actually a creative process. The fact that a rendering does not fit your made-for-a-checklist mold has little bearing on the issue. I stand by my statement - the renders look great.

elioth
switzerland
Thursday, May 21, 2009
pff what a competition ...just to link on europaconcorsi
few images more from Rise Up Sand great project

http://europaconcorsi.com/projects/97628-Rise-Up-Sand/images

vardanyan
Friday, May 22, 2009
Piercing on “body” Dubai.

Accidentally seen the photo on. 45873.jpg
What resemblance! This projects: Andreas Piesniewski, Germany:WOD - Window .Tom Jonckers & Tobias Labarque (BXL-architecten), Belgium , 2nd priz.
Window, Frame -trivial, age and crudely, but Body Piercing from ringlets this superpresent-day.
But then with what part of body possible to compare the Zaabel Park?

I confirm that no plagiarism in art, there is inspiration.

Our project 24850 on
http://dubai-vardanyan-v.narod.ru/

zu
sby
Friday, May 22, 2009
".... but that the final decision will rest with those inside Dubai Municipality"
http://www.constructionweekonline.com/article-5184-was_thyssenkrupp_award_a_wasted_opportunity/

MAM
USA
Friday, May 22, 2009
http://www.europaconcorsi.com has a significant number of projects posted with all images/boards.

vardanyan
Monday, May 25, 2009
The Sensational news.

25 May 2009 the UIA UNESCO has convicted the members a jury competition Winners Announced for ThyssenKrupp Elevator Architecture Award 2008-2009 for incompetence and moving the plagiarism.
The Municipality of the city Dubai has opened the criminal deal on members jury for inflicted moral insult competition participant and personally H.H. sheikh. Golden chain must be riveted On order of the H.H. sheikh members jury to “Frame” 150mх150m after she will is built on project. This attract in the opinion of chapters of the city much tourists. The Tourist will is allowed feed the wretch. The Municipality of the city Dubai has declared the new ccmpetetion "People in Frame" on the most best variant as possible rivet the people to frame so this did not look as servitude, but intimated on bright future Dubai.


This information certainly untruth, but interesting how much participants to should like to that this information turned out to be the truth.

grand master fish
MIAMI / PARIS
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Archiclub and Beva projects are really raaad. Awesome.

A. Muni
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
This frame won in competition. Frame is the gallows. On this gallows it is necessary to hang up all of you envy's architects. Because envy is not well.

Martin
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
It is just great to see a lot or even all entries of a major competition held. In that sense, well done Bustler to call for the non winners to submit. Seeing all this I do understand the decision made by the jury better. And also realize their agony in seeing so many ridiculous schemes, of which they have chosen the most tasteful ridiculous scheme. Not that I agree with their decision, not that I am envy.

vardanyan
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Yes, this fine taste, this very fine, yes, amongst image this the most fine. consisting of 2 vertical and 1 horizontal fine line.
In one not rights Martin, probably Martin does not know that wanted to see the H.H.Sheihk?
The H.H.Sheihk wanted to see not fine work, but absurd, as in due course was absurd Efel tower or Sidney opera- looking like skull concerning with sex. Yes, about fine taste do not argue.

Lawrence Doyle
USA
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
I would interject to A. Muni that not all of the commentary in this discussion has been based on envy, that there is some well earned frustration and constructive commentary there as well. I would as well suggest that your negative comments ( "ridiculous schemes" ) are no more noble than the envy you make accusations of.

To vardanyan I would suggest that while A. Muni may not be entirely on the mark, if I may rephrase his statement a bit, he is right that there can be a destructive element to too much anger. You created a wonderful scheme, and you should move on to do more good work rather than wallow in anger over the past.

Martin, you're just negative.

anyone_anytime
anywhere
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
focusing on the positive side:

I like dCALL by void_7, seems to be the result of a convincing process, I'd like to know more about it, as far as it is one of the first time I see a 'blob-like' design coming out of a supposedly coherent process. Powerful images too.

I like also the Elevator Tower by Leon11... not precisely because its feasibility, but because its alternative aim and its power to dream... (even if the dream is a bit dark)

The rest... some better, some worse... but there's not enough info to know if these ones where ok with the briefing... or not, and I think that's one of the points, here, right?

Amir
Iran
Sunday, May 31, 2009
Dear bustler
I send my proposal 5 days ago to add in this web page. But it is not uploaded yet.
Is there any problem? Let me know please.

Zahid
London
Monday, June 01, 2009
I agree anyone_anytime... dCALL rocks.

Would like to know though what's the point with the inclinated tubes, but looks quite above the average.

Thanks everybody here, it's been fun read all this, but I guess this will fade away as any try to fight against the so call 'unfair'...

vardanyan
Friday, June 19, 2009
Who wants to get the diploma?

There is information beside who about diploma. Organizers promised, but no information when and who will get these diplomas unknown.


Prizes

First: $ 100,000 (one hundred thousand US dollars). The Dubai Municipality may commission the winner to carry out the final design where appropriate. (See section Post-Competition)

Second: $ 50,000 dollars (fifty thousand US dollars).

Third Prizes: There will be three third prizes each worth $20,000 (twenty thousand dollars).

All competitors who submitted acceptable projects will receive a diploma accrediting their participation.

Andrey Nikitin
Kazakhstan
Monday, June 22, 2009
Is the submitting of images on your site is stopped?
Please inform about it.

andrew outerbridge
Princeton New Jersey
Monday, June 22, 2009
I fail to see the relevance or applicability of the winning schemes.They make mockery of the whole process! There were many entries that considered the culture and how their scheme would fit into context.The problem with many jurors is their lack of actual understanding of the real world is lost in their quest to try and be clever,yet ultimately looking stupid and trivial.I am reminded of the age old story of the emporer and his new clothes! Come on where is the thought in these concepts and really ...who would really want to see any of them built? They are cliches to modern architecture with no justifiable meaning.Look at our effort it is real ,buildable and breaks new ground. I have to believe that these are pre ordained fait de complets rather than judged!Having said that we went into this with exactly the same opinion,,thanks for the confirmation!

3danik
Kazakhstan
Monday, June 22, 2009
Dear BUSTLER,

Have you stop placing the new images on this page?

With the best regards,
Andrey Nikitin.

Paul Petrunia
Los Angeles, CA
Monday, June 22, 2009
Hello everyone,

Yes, we have stopped posting projects to this page. If you are not included, please submit your project images to the Archinect Image Gallery, and make sure to include the word "ThyssenKrupp". We will continue to link to this gallery to show additional projects submission to this competitions.

Thanks!
Bustler

Hitch
New York
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
DCALL by void7 and Water Dune are way ahead the rest... I would really like to see both oh them built!!

Maurício Santos
Porto Alegre, RS - Brasil
Friday, July 03, 2009
We have just finished a video presenting our proposal for the tower and we're happy to share with you guys: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V1xWuCKh_fo&feature=channel_page

More images and text explaining it on our website: http://www.hypestudio.com.br

vardanyan
Monday, July 06, 2009
"Simplicity can be worse than larceny"

The Excellent project. Sting that Very Fashionable.
But you have got the certificate.
I have got. The Certificate enormous, crumpled and much idle time design, as project of the "Frame".
There is proverb Beside russian: Simplicity worse larceny "simplicity can be worse than larceny"

Edo
Friday, July 10, 2009
F**k Architecture...its horrible...!!!

Eastern Lullaby
Paris
Thursday, July 16, 2009
The more I look to it, the more it seduces me. DCALL forever.

smile

Congrats to everybody, anyway.

Spinoff
Melbourne
Wednesday, September 09, 2009
DCALL is actually in a magazine cover... The cover is much more worse than the image itself, guess we have to thank that to some cool designer... lol

I like that snake. It's freaking atracctive.
And it has a point of agresiveness that current "oh-how-much-I-like-it-dull" architecture avoids clearly.

So yes, I like that.
Will it be fully published soon?

seeker
Bucharest
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Tall Emblem Structure in Dubai
CRISAN Architecture & Engineering (Alexandru CRISAN & Ana Maria CRISAN), Romania

images:
http://www.crisanarch.ro/project-zaabeel-tower-64.html
http://www.crisanarch.ro/project-zaabeel-courtyardwall-roofdesign-66.html

best regards

studio dodici
japan
Thursday, May 26, 2011
I think the Ben Franklyn`s house by Venturi was genial. The Defance Arc in Paris is not so refined, but very meaningul for Paris both from a symbolic and urbanistic point of view.
This new frame is dull. Makes me say: ... so what?
I liked the crescent tower...^^

Eduardo Parra Chavarro
Bogotá
Thursday, September 29, 2011
Hi, everyone !!

I would like to share our proposal for the competition . . .

http://www.archiportale.com/progetti/eduardo-parra-chavarro/dubai/light-core_18996.html

Best regards

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