Hello there, yesterday we gave you the winners of the 2019 Housing Awards, and today we will be telling you about the 2019 eVolo Skyscraper Competition winners. The ideas do seem lacking in practicality but sure provide interesting futuristic architectural concepts. The ideas range from pollution-filtering skyscrapers to floating cities.
The annual eVolo Skyscraper Competition started in 2006. It recognizes ‘visionary ideas that through the novel use of technology, materials, programs, aesthetics, and spatial organizations, challenge the way we understand vertical architecture and its relationship with the natural and built environments.’
This year’s jury for the eVolo Skyscraper Competition comprised of Melike Alt?n?s?k, Vincent Callebaut, Marc Fornes, and Mitchell Joachim. The jury had a total of 478 entrants and has announced one winner, two runners-up and 27 honorable mentions.
The first position in 2019 eVolo Skyscraper Competition was secured by Methanscraper. It was put forth by Serbia’s Marko Dragicevic. The concept was imagined for Belgrade and entailed a modular tower that would be able to house waste and recycle it. This would be an alternative to burying waste in landfill. During the recycling process, methane gas will be collected and then used for the production of electricity.
The second position in 2019 eVolo Skyscraper Competition was secured by Poland’s Klaudia Go?aszewska and Marek Grodzicki for the Airscraper concept. This concept was focused on the problem of pollution and showcased a skyscraper like a chimney that would feature a filtration system responsible for cleaning the air. The building will also be able to house 7,500 persons and feature widespread greenery inside.
The third position was earned by Creature Ark: Biosphere Skyscraper by the UK’s Zijian Wan, Xiaozhi Qi and Yueya Liu. The building would serve as a nature reserve with research facilities that are integrated. The interior would simulate various ecosystems thus enabling animals and plants to thrive.
Some of the honorable mentions were really interesting since the designers had allowed their imaginations to run wild. For instance, Ka’ poy yepü Skyscraper by Zöe Russián Moreno showed a multi-platform research center that was focused on geo-biological education. Another such design was the Floating Egyptian City. It was designed by Tao Qiyang, Wang Kun, Chen Ruihua and Sun Yunjuan.
What do you think of the 2019 eVolo Skyscraper Competition?