Young Architects Redefining Skyscraper Design


Now in its fifth year, eVolo magazine’s annual skyscraper competition recognizes outstanding ideas from young talent that will “change the way we understand architecture and its relationship with the natural and built environments.” Click through to get at good look at this year’s top three submissions, which include a Ferris wheel-inspired structure that filters polluted air; a flat tower that maximizes solar energy and collects rainwater while leaving a small footprint; and a project that turns the Hoover Dam into an inhabitable tower that “engages the falling water directly.”

First Place – LO2P Recycling Skyscraper by Atelier CMJN, New Delhi, India

Second Place – Flat Tower by Yoann Mescam, Paul-Eric Schirr-Bonnans, and Xavier Schirr-Bonnans

Third Place- Re-imagining the Hoover Dam by Yheu-Shen Chua

[via designboom]