eVolo – 2010 SKYSCRAPER COMPETITION
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The launch of eVolo Magazine is a step closer to our objective to provide a forum for showcasing the most innovative, the most avant-garde designs that will define architecture in this century.
After several years of organizing the annual Skyscraper Competition it has become a renowned architectural prize around the world. The best projects of each competition are widely published from architecture, design, and fashion publications to technology, business, and entertainment magazines. The winning projects are also featured in websites, television documentaries, and galleries.
We would like to invite students and professional architects, engineers, and designers to take part in the 2010 Skyscraper Competition. The main idea of this contest is to examine the relationship between the skyscraper and the natural world, the skyscraper and the community and the skyscraper and urban living.
In the last few years we have seen hundreds of new skyscrapers been developed around the world without careful consideration to the context or environment. There is a constant lack of urban planning and poor architectural design without intellectual or perceptual enjoyment. The aim of the competition is to push our imagination to redefine the term skyscraper through the use of new materials, technology, aesthetics, programs, and spatial organizations. Globalization, environmental warming, flexibility, adaptability, and the digital revolution are just some of the multi-layered elements that should be taken in consideration.
There are no restrictions in regards to site, program or size. The objective is to provide maximum freedom to propose the most innovative projects for this fascinating architectural genre. Ultimately, the designs should help the environment, restructure our cities and improve our way of life. Immediate
All students, architects, engineers, and designers are invited to participate in the competition. It is encouraged to have multidisciplinary teams.
Participants must register by January 12, 2010 at http://www.evolo-arch.com
US $60 until November 17, 2009 (early registration)
US $85 from November 17, 2009 to January 12, 2010 (late registration)
One registration = one project. Participants may submit various projects but they must register each entry.
Individual entries are accepted.
There is no limit on the number of participants per team.
After your registration has been approved eVolo will send the registration number which is necessary in the submission boards.
June 15, 2009
Competition announcement, registration begins, acceptance of questions
November 9, 2009
Acceptance of questions deadline
November 17, 2009
Early registration deadline
November 23, 2009
Answers to questions posted on website
January 12, 2010
Late registration deadline
January 18, 2010
February 22, 2010
This is a digital competition and no hardcopies are necessary. Entrants will submit their proposal via email no later than January 18, 2010 (23:00 hours US Eastern Time) to the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org The project submission must contain the following files: 1. 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” X 48” 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.
2. 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.
3. All the files must be placed in a ZIP folder named after your registration number. For example: 0101.zip
To be announced on July 13, 2009
1st place. US $2000
2nd place. US $1000
3rd place. US $500
Winners and special mentions will be published in several magazines including eVolo_04.
Previous winners have been included in Aeroflot (Russia), Architecture and Culture (Korea), Bauwelt (Germany), C3 (Korea), Casamica (Italy), Enlace (Mexico), Focus (Canada), Future Arquitecturas (Spain), Grazia Casa (Italy), L’Arca (Italy), Le Fourquet (Mexico), L’Uomo Vogue (Italy), Pasajes de Arquitectura (Spain), Quo (China), Space (Korea), Spade (Canada), Spazio Casa (Italy), Tatlin (Russia), Time Style and Design (USA), Wettbewerbe Aktuell (Germany), Vogue (Australia, USA), Vox Design (Poland)
This is an anonymous competition and the registration number is the only means of identification. The personal information files will be kept by the General Advisor and will not be opened until the Jury has selected the award winners.
1. The official language of the competition is English.
2. The registration fee is non-refundable.
3. Any participant contacting the members of the Jury will be disqualified.
4. Entrants will be disqualified if any of the competition rules are not considered.
5. Participation assumes acceptance of all the competition rules.