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High-rise hospital concept takes out eVolo 2020 Skyscraper Competition

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Taking out first place in the eVolo 2020 Skyscraper Competition was Epidemic Babel, designed by China’s D Lee, Gavin Shen, Weiyuan Xu
Taking out first place in the eVolo 2020 Skyscraper Competition was Epidemic Babel, designed by China’s D Lee, Gavin Shen, Weiyuan Xu
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Taking out first place in the eVolo 2020 Skyscraper Competition was Epidemic Babel, designed by China’s D Lee, Gavin Shen, Weiyuan Xu
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Taking out first place in the eVolo 2020 Skyscraper Competition was Epidemic Babel, designed by China’s D Lee, Gavin Shen, Weiyuan Xu
Epidemic Babel, was conceived in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The tower consists of programmatic boxes catering to different healthcare needs that can be attached to the steel frame
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Epidemic Babel, was conceived in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The tower consists of programmatic boxes catering to different healthcare needs that can be attached to the steel frame
Egalitarian Nature: Vertical Green Park For Urban Areas, earned second place in the eVolo 2020 Skyscraper Competition
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Egalitarian Nature: Vertical Green Park For Urban Areas, earned second place in the eVolo 2020 Skyscraper Competition
Egalitarian Nature, by Yutian Tang and Yuntao Xu, is a skyscraper designed to promote human connection with nature
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Egalitarian Nature, by Yutian Tang and Yuntao Xu, is a skyscraper designed to promote human connection with nature
Coast Breakwater by Taiwan’s Charles Tzu Wei Chiang and Alejandro Moreno Guerrero is a tower designed in response to the plight of fishermen in Senegal, who are moving inland in response to the rising water levels
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Coast Breakwater by Taiwan’s Charles Tzu Wei Chiang and Alejandro Moreno Guerrero is a tower designed in response to the plight of fishermen in Senegal, who are moving inland in response to the rising water levels
Coast Breakwater by Taiwan’s Charles Tzu Wei Chiang and Alejandro Moreno Guerrero, earned second place in the eVolo 2020 Skyscraper Competition
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Coast Breakwater by Taiwan’s Charles Tzu Wei Chiang and Alejandro Moreno Guerrero, earned second place in the eVolo 2020 Skyscraper Competition
Stockholm Mill Skyscraper: Hedonistic Resilience As Landscape, honorable mention in the eVolo 2020 Skyscraper Competition
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Stockholm Mill Skyscraper: Hedonistic Resilience As Landscape, honorable mention in the eVolo 2020 Skyscraper Competition
Mudtrapper Skyscraper, an honorable mention in the eVolo 2020 Skyscraper Competition
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Mudtrapper Skyscraper, an honorable mention in the eVolo 2020 Skyscraper Competition
Magnetic Space-Scraper: Artificial Space Magnetosphere, an honorable mention in the eVolo 2020 Skyscraper Competition
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Magnetic Space-Scraper: Artificial Space Magnetosphere, an honorable mention in the eVolo 2020 Skyscraper Competition
Vertical Tidal Settlement, an honorable mention in the eVolo 2020 Skyscraper Competition
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Vertical Tidal Settlement, an honorable mention in the eVolo 2020 Skyscraper Competition
Taobao Tower: Cyber-Mall Skyscraper, an honorable mention in the eVolo 2020 Skyscraper Competition
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Taobao Tower: Cyber-Mall Skyscraper, an honorable mention in the eVolo 2020 Skyscraper Competition
Tubular Bioreactor Algae Skyscraper: Transalpine Energy Network, an honorable mention in the eVolo 2020 Skyscraper Competition
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Tubular Bioreactor Algae Skyscraper: Transalpine Energy Network, an honorable mention in the eVolo 2020 Skyscraper Competition
Breed: Forestation Skyscraper, an honorable mention in the eVolo 2020 Skyscraper Competition
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Breed: Forestation Skyscraper, an honorable mention in the eVolo 2020 Skyscraper Competition
Drilling Water-Scraper: Power Plant And Underwater Recycling Center, an honorable mention in the eVolo 2020 Skyscraper Competition
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Drilling Water-Scraper: Power Plant And Underwater Recycling Center, an honorable mention in the eVolo 2020 Skyscraper Competition
Reverse: Reforestation Skyscraper, an honorable mention in the eVolo 2020 Skyscraper Competition
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Reverse: Reforestation Skyscraper, an honorable mention in the eVolo 2020 Skyscraper Competition
The Boeing 737 Max Tower, an honorable mention in the eVolo 2020 Skyscraper Competition
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The Boeing 737 Max Tower, an honorable mention in the eVolo 2020 Skyscraper Competition
Tesseract Skyscraper: Time Based Ownership Incentivisation Model, an honorable mention in the eVolo 2020 Skyscraper Competition
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Tesseract Skyscraper: Time Based Ownership Incentivisation Model, an honorable mention in the eVolo 2020 Skyscraper Competition
McFashion Skyscraper, an honorable mention in the eVolo 2020 Skyscraper Competition
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McFashion Skyscraper, an honorable mention in the eVolo 2020 Skyscraper Competition
New York Customized Edition Skyscraper, an honorable mention in the eVolo 2020 Skyscraper Competition
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New York Customized Edition Skyscraper, an honorable mention in the eVolo 2020 Skyscraper Competition
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Architecture magazine eVolo has announced the winners of its annual skyscraper competition, a contest that calls for futuristic design concepts that challenge the way we think about tall buildings. The 2020 crop includes plenty of imaginative ideas, including a manmade vertical park, a housing community for fishermen and a “healthcare skyscraper" to deal with disease outbreaks.

The 2020 edition of the eVolo 2020 Skyscraper Competition attracted 473 projects in all, each looking to push the boundaries in the way architects use technology, materials, aesthetics and spatial organization.

Taking out first place was Epidemic Babel, designed by China’s D Lee, Gavin Shen and Weiyuan Xu. Conceived in response to the coronavirus pandemic, the tower consists of programmatic boxes catering to different healthcare needs that can be attached to the steel frame. The team prioritized simple construction and rapid response, mindful of the fast-moving nature of disease outbreaks and how they can overtax healthcare infrastructure.

Earning second place in the competition was a vertical green park called Egalitarian Nature, by Yutian Tang and Yuntao Xu in the US. This design reimagines the typical skyscraper as a mountain range, featuring a zig-zagging path that climbs upward and other abstract spaces that promote the connection between people and nature.

Coast Breakwater by Taiwan’s Charles Tzu Wei Chiang and Alejandro Moreno Guerrero is a tower designed in response to the plight of fishermen in Senegal, who are moving inland in response to the rising water levels
Coast Breakwater by Taiwan’s Charles Tzu Wei Chiang and Alejandro Moreno Guerrero is a tower designed in response to the plight of fishermen in Senegal, who are moving inland in response to the rising water levels

Coming in third was an interesting look at how architecture could be shaped by rising sea levels. Coast Breakwater by Taiwan’s Charles Tzu Wei Chiang and Alejandro Moreno Guerrero is a tower designed in response to the plight of fishermen in Senegal, who are moving inland in response to the threat of rising sea levels. It uses traditional pillar structures to prevent erosion and features traditional Senegalese wooden architecture relying on complex arch systems to form vertical housing units.

In addition to these three winners, 22 projects earned honorable mentions in the eVolo 2020 Skyscraper Competition. Get a glimpse at the more interesting concepts in our gallery.

Source: eVolo

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