eVolo Looks to the Future of Skyscrapers in 2008 Competition

March 26 2008 / by Marisa Vitols / In association with Future Blogger.net
Category: Culture   Year: Beyond   Rating: 12 Hot

Founded by a group of international architects in NYC in 2003, eVolo Architecture aims to set new standards for the future of architecture. Although it claims to act as a forum of discussion for the development of new ideas pertaining to architectural design, it effectively provides a forum for innovation and forward-thinkers to be as creative as they can be, and get a bit of credit for it.

The forward-looking group holds yearly international competitions for innovative architectural design with absolutely no height, shape, or other restrictions (besides being technologically feasible and environmentally responsible). Prizes for the most creative and innovative designs are awarded, incentivising forward-progress and some elegant roadmaps for the future of urban architectural development.

Below we’ve showcased five of the nine 2008 Skyscraper Competition winners’ amazing works of art.


“Urban Bypass” by Claudiu Barsan-Pipu, Oana Nituica, Irina Dragomir & Bogdan Ispas

“Social Junction: The Freeway Interchange Tower” by Christopher Talbott & George Tolosa

“Coastal Fog Tower” by Alberto Fernández & Susana Ortega

“Symbiotic Interlock” by Daekwon Park

“Urban Ski Mountain” by Natalie Ghatan

For a closer look at the designs above and to see even more, visit the 2008 competition winners website here. eVolo’s ‘06 and ‘07 Skyscraper Competitions as well as their ‘07 Housing Competition are also available for viewing online.

All images courtesy of eVolo Architecture. Photo above the fold part of submission by Elie Gamberg.

Comment Thread (4 Responses)

  1. That virtual ski resort is awesome – so are a bunch of the 07 competition entries.

    Posted by: rasberry   March 26, 2008
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  2. I can’t even imagine these kinds of buildings actually existing.

    Posted by: Venessa Posavec   March 26, 2008
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  3. Beautiful designs. I imagine cities transformed by these winding through them, create a hybrid old-new design.

    Posted by: FutureFly   March 27, 2008
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  4. It’s remarkable how fluid the designs are – almost as if we’ll be seeing a resurgence of Gaudi-inspired architecture. I wonder what materials and processes will enable these types of (seemingly) gravity-defying structures to be built?

    And lastly, I’d love my office to be one of the pods in “Symbiotic Interlock.” What a phenomenal view!

    Posted by: mariposa   March 27, 2008
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