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Skyscraper Ready to Fight Epidemics Won an Architectural Competition

Article May 11, 2020

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eVolo magazine has announced the best visionary skyscraper projects in the 2020 Skyscraper Competition. The jury was most interested in the designs of a a rapid-deployment hospital skyscraper, a vertical park and fishing houses facing the rising sea level.

From the total number of 473 projects, in addition to the three winners, the jury of the eVolo 2020 Skyscraper Competition also selected 22 honorable mentions. These include, for example, a skyscraper repurposing decommissioned airplanes, a water-scraper, or a reforestation skyscraper.

2020 SKYSCRAPER COMPETITION WINNERS

1st place: Epidemic Babel

The skyscraper of Chinese architects D Lee, Gavin Shen, Weiyuan Xu, Xinhao Yuan is directly responding to the current coronavirus pandemic. Thanks to the simple steel construction to which the habitable boxes are attached, its construction is very fast and relatively easy. It can thus significantly strengthen the congested hospital system during a pandemic.

2nd place: Egalitarian Nature

The skyscraper by Yutian Tanga and Yuntao Xua from the United States of America embodies the human desire for nature in direct contrast to the pursuit of money. The building consists of abstract spaces connected by a winding path. It is accessible to the whole company regardless of capital. The only criterion is current physical fitness.

3rd place: Coast Breakwater

Senegal's fishing community is being forced to move further inland due to rising sea levels. Architects Charles Tzu Wei Chiang and Alejandro Moreno Guerrero have designed a shelter system on wooden pillars based on traditional Senegalese architecture.

The Skyscraper Competition has been announced by eVolo magazine since 2006. Its goal is to highlight the visionary projects of vertical buildings. See also the winners of previous years - an origami skyscraper or a vertical landfill complex.

⇒ Skyscraper Competition: Buildings as An Origami, Fire Preventing or For Rice Farming

⇒ The Most Visionary Drafts of Future Skyscrapers

2020 Skyscraper Competition – Honorable Mentions

Selected projects awarded at the 2020 Skyscraper Competition with Honorable Mention can be found in the photo gallery below.