Essence Skyscraper wins 2015 eVolo Competition
eVolo Magazine has just announced the three lucky winners of its 2015 Skyscraper Competition, with first place being awarded to BOMP (Ewa Odyjas, Agnieszka Morga, Konrad Basan, and Jakub Pudo) from Poland for their project Essence Skyscraper.
This competition first came about in 2006 to encourage and to recognise outstanding ideas for vertical living and since then more than 6,000 projects have been received that envision the future of living vertically.
As the world’s population increases, and less land is becoming available, we must look for new ways to house our population sustainably and living vertically in mega-skyscrapers could be one answer we turn to.
This year, 480 projects were received by eVolo Magazine from right across the world. Three winners were chosen and a further 15 were given honourable mentions. The winners were chosen on their creativity, ingenuity as well as their understanding of dynamic and adaptive vertical communities.
Essence Skyscraper, which took the number one spot, is a proposal for an urban mega-structure that would contain eleven types of natural landscapes including oceans, deserts, jungles, waterfalls; rivers, mountains and many more diverse natural habitats. The idea behind this is for people to escape their day to day urban life and experience different habitats which they might not have the luxury of coming across.
Suraksha Bhatla and Sharan Sundar from India took the second place prize for their Shanty-Scaper. This project is all about reusing the city’s post-construction debris such as pipes, timber and corrugated metal sheets to create housing, work and recreational space for Chennai city’s slum population.
Third place prize was awarded to Russian designer Egor Orlov for the project Cybertopia. This project re-imagines the city of the future as the combination of both digital and physical worlds and changes to suit and meet our needs.
Published on 10th of June 2015 by Marty Stanowich