menu

Skyscraper Contest Yields Designs That Will Manage The Resources Of A City [Pics]

Skyscraper Contest Yields Designs That Will Manage The Resources Of A City [Pics]
Arts & Culture

eVolo Magazine recently hosted a skyscraper design contest, which resulted in a number of spectacular concepts.

Emma Hutchings
  • 7 march 2012

eVolo Magazine recently hosted the 2012 Skyscraper Competition, which features a large collection of mindblowing design concepts. After receiving 714 projects from 95 different countries, its jury selected 3 winners and 22 honorable mentions.

The “Himalaya Water Tower” was awarded first place. The proposal was for a mountain skyscraper that collects water in the rainy season, purifies and freezes it into ice for storage, and then regulates its dispersal to the land below. In second place was the Chinese project “Mountain Band-Aid,” which seeks to simultaneously return the displaced Hmong mountain people to their homes and work as it restores the ecology of the Yunnan mountain range. The award for third place went to the “Vertical Landfill,” which would serve as a reminder of the amount of garbage we produce and function as a power plant that harvests energy from waste decomposition.

Among the honorable mentions there are underwater cities, mobile skyscrapers, floating cities, airport skyscrapers, and temporal buildings that attach to existing structures. One concept aims to provide shelter and meeting spaces for protesters, another is shaped like a giant tire with a building and green space in the center. There is also a design for a vertical college campus, and clusters of floating tree-like structures that create new spaces for development above a congested city. Click through to see a selection of the skyscrapers:


eVolo

+Architecture
+cities
+culture
+Design
+mobile
+skyscrapers
+Sustainability
+work

More in Design

Design

Nature-Inspired Rugs Portray The Effects Of Climate Change

Artist Fernando Mastrangelo's 'Reverence' collection for Edward Fields features landscape-inspired pieces

18 October 2017
Design

Cook From Every Angle With This Fun 3D Recipe

Make a Banoffee Pie with a 3D recipe that guides you step by step

18 October 2017

The Latest

Event

To move beyond novelty activations and one-time gimmicks, PSFK equips marketers with the insights, templates and analytics to develop high-reach campaigns that meet consumers in the moment, collect and build upon experiential data, and build scale through content creation.

October 18, 2017
Video

At PSFK 2017, Studio Industries CEO Mike Lee teleported us in a time machine to the grocery store of the future, where experiences will reign over products

September 27, 2017
No search results found.