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eVolo 2012 Skyscraper Competition Winners
Posted: Monday, March 12, 2012 |

eVolo Magazine has announced the winners of the 2012 Skyscraper Competition. The annual contest—now in its sixth year—honors visionary ideas that redefine skyscraper design through the use of new technologies, materials, programs, aesthetics, and spatial organizations, along with studies on globalization, flexibility, adaptability, and the digital revolution.

The competition received 714 projects from 95 different countries from which the jury selected 3 winners and 22 honorable mentions.

First Place: Himalaya Water Tower, Zhi Zheng, Hongchuan Zhao, Dongbai Song (China)

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First Place: Himalaya Water Tower, Zhi Zheng, Hongchuan Zhao, Dongbai Song (China)

First Place: Himalaya Water Tower
Zhi Zheng, Hongchuan Zhao, Dongbai Song (China)

"The first place was awarded to Zhi Zheng, Hongchuan Zhao and Dongbai Song from China for their project “Himalaya Water Tower”. The proposal is a skyscraper located high in the Himalayan mountain range that stores water and helps regulate its dispersal to the land below as the mountains’ natural supplies dry up. The skyscraper, which can be replicated en masse, will collect water in the rainy season, purify it, freeze it into ice and store it for future use." (from the eVolo announcement)

First Place: Himalaya Water Tower, Zhi Zheng, Hongchuan Zhao, Dongbai Song (China)

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First Place: Himalaya Water Tower, Zhi Zheng, Hongchuan Zhao, Dongbai Song (China)

First Place: Himalaya Water Tower, Zhi Zheng, Hongchuan Zhao, Dongbai Song (China)

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First Place: Himalaya Water Tower, Zhi Zheng, Hongchuan Zhao, Dongbai Song (China)

Second Place: Mountain Band-Aid
Yiting Shen, Nanjue Wang, Ji Xia, Zihan Wang (China)

"The second place was awarded to Yiting Shen, Nanjue Wang, Ji Xia, and Zihan Wang from China for their project “Mountain Band-Aid”, a design that seeks to simultaneously return the displaced Hmong mountain people to their homes and work as it restores the ecology of the Yunnan mountain range." (from the eVolo announcement)

Second Place: Mountain Band-Aid, Yiting Shen, Nanjue Wang, Ji Xia, Zihan Wang (China)

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Second Place: Mountain Band-Aid, Yiting Shen, Nanjue Wang, Ji Xia, Zihan Wang (China)

Second Place: Mountain Band-Aid, Yiting Shen, Nanjue Wang, Ji Xia, Zihan Wang (China)

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Second Place: Mountain Band-Aid, Yiting Shen, Nanjue Wang, Ji Xia, Zihan Wang (China)

Second Place: Mountain Band-Aid, Yiting Shen, Nanjue Wang, Ji Xia, Zihan Wang (China)

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Second Place: Mountain Band-Aid, Yiting Shen, Nanjue Wang, Ji Xia, Zihan Wang (China)

Third Place: Monument to Civilization: Vertical Landfill for Metropolises
Lin Yu-Ta, Anne Schmidt (Taiwan)

"The recipient of the third place is Lin Yu-Ta from the Taiwan for a “Vertical Landfill” to be located in the largest cities around the globe, both as a reminder of the outrageous amount of garbage that we produce and as a power plant that harvests energy from waste decomposition." (from the eVolo announcement)

Third Place: Monument to Civilization: Vertical Landfill for Metropolises, Lin Yu-Ta, Anne Schmidt (Taiwan)

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Third Place: Monument to Civilization: Vertical Landfill for Metropolises, Lin Yu-Ta, Anne Schmidt (Taiwan)

Third Place: Monument to Civilization: Vertical Landfill for Metropolises, Lin Yu-Ta, Anne Schmidt (Taiwan)

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Third Place: Monument to Civilization: Vertical Landfill for Metropolises, Lin Yu-Ta, Anne Schmidt (Taiwan)

Third Place: Monument to Civilization: Vertical Landfill for Metropolises, Lin Yu-Ta, Anne Schmidt (Taiwan)

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Third Place: Monument to Civilization: Vertical Landfill for Metropolises, Lin Yu-Ta, Anne Schmidt (Taiwan)

The 2012 panel of judges included Maria Aiolova (principal Terreform One), Chris Bosse (principal LAVA – Laboratory for Visionary Architecture), Gaël Brulé (principal Atelier CMJN, winner 2011 Skyscraper Competition), Julien Combes (principal Atelier CMJN, winner 2011 Skyscraper Competition), Marc Fornes (principal THEVERYMANY), Florian Idenburg (principal SO-IL  Solid Objectives – Indenburg Liu), Minnie Jan (principal MisoSoupDesign), Mitchell Joachim (principal Terreform One, professor at New York University), Jing Liu (principal SO-IL  Solid Objectives – Indenburg Liu), Daisuke Nagatomo (principal MisoSoupDesign), Alexander Rieck (principal LAVA – Laboratory for Visionary Architecture), Michel Rojkind (principal Rojkind Arquitectos), Michael Szivos (principal Softlab, professor at Pratt Institute), Tobias Wallisser (principal LAVA – Laboratory for Visionary Architecture), and Ma Yansong (principal MAD Architects).

Check out images of the honorable mentions in the image gallery below and visit eVolo for detailed project descriptions of all awarded entries.

Honorable Mention: Citadel Skyscraper, Victor Kopieikin, Pavlo Zabotin (Ukraine) Honorable Mention: Occupy Skyscraper, Ying Xiao, Shengchen Yang (United States) Honorable Mention: Folded City, Adrien Piebourg, Bastien Papetti (France) Honorable Mention: Migrant Skyscraper, Damian Przybyła, Rafał Przybyła (Poland) Honorable Mention: House of Babel: Post-crisis Skyscraper, MADETOGETHER – Nikita Asadov (Russia) Honorable Mention: Plastic Fish Tower, Kim Hongseop, Cho Hyunbeom, Yoon Sunhee, Yoon Hyungsoo (South Korea) Honorable Mention: New Tower of Babel, Maciej Nisztuk (Poland) Honorable Mention: Mountain City, Charly Duchosal (Switzerland) Honorable Mention: Coal Power Plant Mutation, Chipara Radu Bogdan (Romania) Honorable Mention: District 3: Skyscraper of Liberation, Xiaoliang Lu, Yikai Lin (United States) Honorable Mention: Bridge of Hope Skyscraper, Mohammed Adib, Ivan Arellano, Jordi Cunill, Maria Teresa Farre, Christian Koester, Davide Roncato (Spain) Honorable Mention: Vertical Ground, George Kontalonis, Jared Ramsdell, Nassim Es-Haghi, Rana Zureikat (Greece, United States, Jordan, United Kingdom) Honorable Mention: Airport Skyscraper, ZhiYong Hong , XueTing Zhang (China) Honorable Mention: Aakash Skyscraper, Lemire Abdul Halim Chehab, Suraj Ramkumar Suthar, Swapnil Sanjay Gawande (United Kingdom) Honorable Mention: Cliff Dwellings, PLUG: Román J. Cordero Tovar, Eric Israel Dorantes, Daniel Justino Rodríguez, Izbeth K. Mendoza Fragoso (Mexico) Honorable Mention: Human Rights Skyscraper in Beijing, Ren Tianhang, Luo Jing, Kang Jun (China) Honorable Mention: Noah’s Ark: Sustainable City, Aleksandar Joksimovic, Jelena Nikolic (Serbia) Honorable Mention: Tundra City, Pavel Sipkin (Russia) Honorable Mention: GreenGru Airportscraper, Gerasimos Pavlidis (Greece) Honorable Mention: Oceanscraper, Hui Chen, Luying Guo (China, United States)


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Comments:
Tim LeVaughn
Chicago,IL USA
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
This is an enormous waste of internet bandwidth. This is singlehandedly the most idiotic, insane, irresponsible and ridiculous (to say nothing of hideously ugly and masochistic) pretension of 'architecture' that I have ever witnessed.

Intellectual and graphic masturbation would be a much better description. Shameful, hateful and preposterous, each and every one. Self indulgent crap.

Frank from Miami!!!
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
That was pretty hateful, Tim.

CJ.acques
Vancouver, BC
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
masturbation is an important part of life tim... that goes for this intellectual and graphic stuff too. (though id disagree with you that evolu is typically intellectual.)

it aint sex, and yea id love to see more content, friction, and cohesion in what the jury shows. but cmmon thats not what this competition is about. Can it be? maybe

Content is thin, but here we are still visiting.
Love the graphic & 3D virtuosity. Can this in its own right be something worth appreciating

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