Submission: February 11, 2020
Registration: January 28, 2020
Prizes: Please see details below
eVolo Magazine is pleased to invite architects, students, engineers, designers, and artists from around the globe to take part in the 2020 Skyscraper Competition. Established in 2006, the annual Skyscraper Competition is one of the world’s most prestigious awards for high-rise architecture. It recognizes outstanding ideas that redefine skyscraper design through the implementation of novel technologies, materials, programs, aesthetics, and spatial organizations; along with studies on globalization, flexibility, adaptability, and the digital revolution. It is a forum that examines the relationship between the skyscraper and the natural world, the skyscraper and the community, and the skyscraper and the city.
The participants should take into consideration the advances in technology, the exploration of sustainable systems, and the establishment of new urban and architectural methods to solve economic, social, and cultural problems of the contemporary city including the scarcity of natural resources and infrastructure and the exponential increase of inhabitants, pollution, economic division, and unplanned urban sprawl.
The competition is an investigation on the public and private space and the role of the individual and the collective in the creation of a dynamic and adaptive vertical community. It is also a response to the exploration and adaptation of new habitats and territories based on a dynamic equilibrium between man and nature – a new kind of responsive and adaptive design capable of intelligent growth through the self-regulation of its own systems.
There are no restrictions in regards to site, program or size. The objective is to provide maximum freedom to the participants to engage the project without constraints in the most creative way. What is a skyscraper in the 21st century? What are the historical, contextual, social, urban, and environmental responsibilities of these mega-structures?
eVolo Magazine is committed to continuing stimulating the imagination of designers around the world – thinkers that initiate a new architectural discourse of economic, environmental, intellectual, and perceptual responsibility that could ultimately modify what we understand as a contemporary skyscraper, its impact on urban planning and on the improvement of our way of life.
Architects, students, engineers, and designers are invited to participate in the competition. We encourage you to have multidisciplinary teams.
- Participants must register by January 28, 2020.
- Early Registration: USD $95 until November 19, 2019.
- Late Registration: USD $135 from November 20, 2019 to January 28, 2020.
- One registration = One project.
- Participants may submit various projects but must register each entry.
- There is no limit as to the number of participants per team. Individual entries are accepted.
- After your registration has been approved, eVolo will send the registration number (within 24 hours) which will be necessary to include in the submission boards.
- July 17, 2019 – Competition announcement and registration opens.
- November 19, 2019 – Early registration deadline
- January 28, 2020 – Late registration deadline
- February 11, 2020 – Project submission deadline (23:59 hours US Eastern Time)
- April 21, 2020 – Winners’ announcement
This is a digital competition and no hardcopies are necessary. Entrants must submit their proposal no later than February 11, 2020 (23:59 hours US Eastern Time) via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The project submission must contain the following files:
- Two boards with the project information including plans, sections, and perspectives. Participants are encouraged to submit all the information they consider necessary to explain their proposal. These boards should be 24″(h) X 48″(w) in HORIZONTAL format. The resolution of the boards must be 150 dpi, RGB mode and saved as JPG files. The upper right corner of each board must contain the participation number. There should not be any marks or any other form of identification. The files must be named after the registration number followed by the board number. For example: 0101-1.jpg and 0101-2.jpg.
- A DOC file containing the project statement (600 words max). This file must be named after the registration number followed by the word “statement”. For example: 0101-statement.doc.
- A DOC file containing the entrants’ personal information, including name, profession, address, and email. This file must be named after the registration number followed by the word “info”. For example: 0101-info.doc.
All the files must be placed in a ZIP folder named after your registration number. For example: 0101.zip
- If your files are larger than 20MB you can submit your entry using a file sharing service like wetransfer or Google Drive to email@example.com
Berrin Chatzi Chousein [Editor-in-Chief, World Architecture Community]
Alper Derinboğaz [Founder, Salon Architects]
Jürgen H. Mayer [Founder, J. MAYER H. and Partner, Architekten mbB]
Manuel Navarro Zornoza [Principal, Latitude Architectural Group]
Michael Neumann [Principal, Synn Architects]
Ryuichi Sasaki [Founder, Sasaki Architecture]
Lu Yun [Founder, MUDA Architects]
- This is an anonymous competition and the registration number is the only means of identification.
- The official language of the competition is English.
- The registration fee is non-refundable.
- Contacting the Jury is prohibited.
- eVolo Magazine, as the competition organizer, reserves the right to modify the competition schedule if deemed necessary.
- Participants retain all copyrights of their designs. eVolo Magazine is granted permission to publish in print and digital publications all projects submitted to the competition.
- Entrants will be disqualified if any of the competition rules are not considered.
- Participation assumes acceptance of the regulations.
1st place – US $5000 + additional press distribution by v2com
2nd place – US $2000
3rd place – US $1000
Winners and special mentions will be published by eVolo and several international print publications including the forthcoming book EVOLO SKYSCRAPERS 4. In addition, the results are covered by the most important online architecture and design publications and general media such as The Huffington Post and The Wall Street Journal.