¨Hosted by the architecture magazine eVolo, the competition is meant to stimulate discussion, development and promotion of new concepts for vertical density. Participants are asked to examine the relationships among the skyscraper and the natural world, the community and the city.
The top three awards went to designs that focus on the environment, whether it’s through cleaning polluted air or re-imagining one of the marvels of the modern world, the Hoover Dam. A host of honorable mentions include environmental cleanup facilities, sustainable communities and even subterranean communities for the living and the dead.¨
These are some of the pictures in the gallery.
First Place: A Ferris Wheel Greenhouse Made of Recycled Cars. Julien Combes and Gaël Brulé
Flattened tower. Yoann Mescam, Paul-Eric Schirr-Bonnans, and Xavier Schirr-Bonnans
Tower of the dead. Israel López Balan, Elsa Mendoza Andrés, Moisés Adrián Hernández García
The sixth Borough. John Houser
Seascrapers. YoungWan Kim, SueHwan Kwun, JunYoung Park, JoongHa Park
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