2022 eVolo Skyscraper Contest Winners Use Vertical Architecture to Fight Climate Change | News


eVolo magazine revealed the 2022 winners of their annual skyscraper competition. Chosen from a pool of 427 projects, the three winners and twenty honorable mentions offer visionary ideas for the future of vertical architecture, shaped by new approaches to technology, materials, function and aesthetics.

The first three projects were created by designers from South Korea, China, Austria and Poland, with topics such as weather modification, Pacific tsunami prevention and the promotion of flora and microorganisms.

Below, we take a closer look at the three winning entries, while the twenty honorable mentions have been reposted to our image gallery at the end of the article. You can compare the 2022 projects with previous winners by exploring our previous coverage of the competition here.

First place: climate control skyscrapers

Design Team: Kim Gyeong Jeung, Min Yeong Gi, Yu Sang Gu (South Korea)

First place: climate control skyscrapers. Design Team: Kim Gyeong Jeung, Min Yeong Gi, Yu Sang Gu (South Korea)

From the project: “Environmental disasters and desertification around the world continue to increase exponentially, and some experts say that environmental issues have already come a long way. In other words, awareness and policy on environmental issues are important at the national level, but a movement to solve environmental problems through a revolutionary technological and architectural approach is needed and should be applied worldwide.So how can we architecturally prevent desertification as well as persistent natural disasters? »

First place: climate control skyscrapers. Design Team: Kim Gyeong Jeung, Min Yeong Gi, Yu Sang Gu (South Korea)

“The answer lies in the ‘Climate Control Tower’. CCT is designed to address climate change and overcome the current climate crisis facing the world. Through the clouds generated by the absorption of seawater, the climate crisis regulates the weather by raining where there is a drought, soaking up clouds in heavy rains, or reflecting solar radiation.”

Learn more about the project here.

Runner Up: Tsunami Park Skyscraper

Design team: Wang Jue, Zhang Qian, Zhang Changsheng, Li Muchun, Xu Jing (China)

Second place: Tsunami Park skyscraper. Design team: Wang Jue, Zhang Qian, Zhang Changsheng, Li Muchun, Xu Jing (China)

From the project: “People are often afraid of tsunamis. Advances in technology have not led to sufficient measures to withstand tsunamis. When a tsunami hits, people are always helpless. The Pacific Rim, which is linked to the four major tectonic plates, has the highest tsunami rate in the world, with more frequent underwater fluctuations For example, the volcanic eruption in Tonga on January 14, 2022 posed a tsunami threat to the entire Pacific region .

Second place: Tsunami Park skyscraper. Design team: Wang Jue, Zhang Qian, Zhang Changsheng, Li Muchun, Xu Jing (China)

“Therefore, it is envisaged to build a skyscraper in front of the long and narrow coastline of Tonga. The objective was to reduce the biological and ecological damage caused by the tsunami. We use the edge wave effect of tsunamis to make advance the wave of the tsunami so that the building is in the sea to dissipate it when it has not yet flooded the city.”

Learn more about the project here.

Third place: New spring: agro-ecological skyscraper

Design team: Michał Spólnik (Austria) and Marcin Kitala (Poland)

Third place: New spring: Agro-ecological skyscraper. Design team: Michał Spólnik (Austria) and Marcin Kitala (Poland)

Excerpt from the project: “We live in a paradox – nowadays more food is produced than necessary, but the expansion of hunger is increasing. How is this possible? World food production is largely based on an extremely large number restricted plant and animal species.particular chemicals, become vulnerable to environmental changes and lack immunity.Combined with changes in the way land and water resources are used, population growth, urbanization and to the changing food culture, this lack of crop diversity poses a threat to global food and nutrition security.For the sake of our society – and those to come – we might want to rethink the way we treat our earth.”

Third place: New spring: Agro-ecological skyscraper. Design team: Michał Spólnik (Austria) and Marcin Kitala (Poland)

“The proposed skyscraper is a large-scale device that connects nature, science and social realms. It is an aggregation of garden modules – each belonging to a particular biome, containing flora, soil , microorganisms, small animals and a distinct microclimate.Under the principles of agroecology, each proto-garden is experimental from the outset, often bringing together plants that do not congregate in the natural environment.It is particularly important in the fight against climate change, where some damage cannot be reversed and a new solution and adaptation is needed.”

Learn more about the project here.

The Skyscraper 2022 competition jury was composed of Volkan Alkanoglu (VA | DESIGN), Gianni Botsford (Gianni Botsford Architects), Steven Chilton (SCA | Steven Chilton Architects), Tsvetelina Georgieva (DesignMorphine), Nuru Karim (Nudes), Arthur Mamou- Mani (Mamou-Mani Architects) and Moon Hoon (Moon Hoon Architects).

You can also find all twenty honorable mentions in the image gallery below.

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