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Sergiy Prokofyev, Olga Prokofyeva eVolo Magazine

Gallery: The future of skyscrapers

Can you see yourself living in a building like this? Check out some of the incredible entrants to this year’s eVolo Magazine Skyscraper Competition.

ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN journal eVolo Magazine has announced this year’s winners of its annual Skyscraper Competition, which invites submissions offering a redefintion and revision of skyscraper design.

EVolo says it received 715 projects from 95 countries across five continents.

The international judging panel awarded prizes and honourable mentions after considering a wide range of criteria which included the use of new technologies, materials, flexibility, adaptability, and the role of individuals and collectives in creating “a dynamic and adaptive vertical community”.

The three prize-winning entries all integrated a strong emphasis on sustainable energy in their designs.

Check out some of the leading entries in 2011 (all images courtesy of eVolo):

Gallery: The future of skyscrapers
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  • First place: LO2P - Delhi Recycling Centre

    Designed by Julian Combes and Gael Brulé, France (Image: eVolo)
  • Second place: Flat Tower

    Designed by Yoann Mescam, Paul-Eric Schirr-Bonnans, Xavier Schirr-Bonnans, France. (Image: eVolo)
  • Third place: Re-imagining the Hoover Dam

    Designed by Yheu-Shen Chua, UK. (Image: eVolo)
  • Honourable mention: Sports Tower

    Designed by Sergiy Prokovyev, Olga Prokofyeva, Ukraine. (Image: eVolo)
  • Honourable mention: Fish Tower

    Designed by Hsing-O Chian, Taiwan. (Image: eVolo)
  • Honourable mention: Tower for the Dead

    Designed by Israel López Balan, Elsa Mendoza Andrés, Moisés Adrián Hernández García, Mexico. (Image: eVolo)
  • Honourable mention: PoroCity - Rehabilitation for Mumbai, India

    Designed by Rajiv Khushalani, Thomas Kariath, Miri Sanganee, India. (Image: eVolo)
  • Honourable mention: Neo Tax - Three-dimensional City Grid

    Designed by marc Anton Dahmen, Rene Lierschaft, Anna-Maria Weidekind, Germany. (Image: eVolo)