The winners of the XI edition of the ThyssenKrupp Elevator Architecture Award were announced earlier today. 2967 teams, consisting of 4651 architects from 106 countries, registered for the competition. 926 total projects were received by the deadline. And the winners are…
First Prize: Dubai Frame by Fernando Donis (Netherlands)
Dubai is a city full of emblems, Rather than adding another one, we propose to frame them all: to frame the city. Rather than building a massive structure, the purpose of this project is to build a void. This void of 150 meters by 105 meters will continuously frame the development of the current and future Dubai.
Second Prize: Magic Mirror by Luo Siwei (China)
The magic mirror we design is a twisted cirque structure, which is 160 meters in diameter. We set some kind of special fountain system and specialized water equipment system in the cirque, which can turn water into rain, snow, fog, Lunt and hailstone that is to perform several kinds of weather phenomena. The magic mirror can rotate in 360 degrees, which can bring all the view around into the frame.
Third Prize (tied): The Flying Colors of Dubai by Hongbo Lu (Canada)
Third Prize (tied): Big Beam by Marta Pozo (France) & Ferrán Yusta (Netherlands)
Third Prize (tied): The Mirage by Alejandro Rios (Spain)
For more information about these projects, full details can be downloaded from the ThyssenKrupp Elevator Architecture Award website.