International Architecture Competition

SKYHIVE 2019 Skyscraper Challenge

Results

Foreword

Competition organisers

SKYHIVE 2019 Skyscraper Challenge

The SKYHIVE 2019 Skyscraper Challenge is the second annual architecture competition intended to generate design ideas for iconic high rise buildings in cities around the globe. As part of this design series, participants are encouraged to incorporate new technologies, materials, forms, spatial organizations, and construction systems in their designs for a skyscraper.

The SKYHIVE is an open architecture ideas competition. Participants are given a brief with few restrictions on site, program, or height. Placing emphasis on the need for towers to respond to issues of density, the submitted design is requested to be limited to a site of 130x80 meters.

Submitted projects focused on a range of topics. Each submission was judged based on the elements of its design that were deemed innovative. Proposals that questioned or built upon the standards of high-rise construction, as well as those that considered economic, social, and cultural impacts, were judged positively. Special consideration was given to proposals that implemented innovative sustainable systems. In accordance with the competition brief, the jury also evaluated each entry based on its potential to serve as a new architectural landmark within its chosen geographical region.

Bee Breeders would like to thank the participants for their design submissions. This second annual SKYHIVE competition built upon last year’s imaginative examinations of the relationships between skyscrapers and the natural world, the community, and the city.

1ST PRIZE WINNER+
BB STUDENT AWARD

Project Name

Mobius Tower - Landscape in the Air

University

The university of hong kong

Country

Hong Kong

Project authors

Ka Wah Francis Cheung

jury commentary

The proposal questions the conventional flat-slab organization of high-rise buildings. It rethinks this arrangement by embedding a skyscraper with a host of new vertical connections, defining what is summarizes as a new “spatial experience, structural system, and circulation.” The exciting submission is complete with a number of excellent model photos and diagrams used to describe a curved floorplate that treats multiple levels as a single, continuous space. The jury questions the program type and encourages the designer to further consider how the building may be populated. Can such a new floor construction also bring about new program relationships for housing or offices? If so, such drawings and diagrams would be useful to strengthen the proposal.

2ND PRIZE WINNER

Project Name

Coscienza Intuitiva

Country

Italy

Project authors

Federico Fauli

jury commentary

‘Coscienza Intuitiva’ is meant to serve as a new form of public space and as a project constantly undergoing transformation. Located in the historic Italian city of Palermo, it is designed as an amalgamation of elements, typologies, materials, and languages. It depicts a tower of fragmented ruins. Through a series of precise drawings, it is formed by stacking historical architectural elements to form a vertical repository of culture and identities. The tower is meant to both display and be supported structurally by fossils of the city, a city that is never complete, but forever undergoing an architectural, cultural, and symbolic evolution.

3RD PRIZE WINNER

Project Name

Tesseract: Time Based Home Ownership Incentivisation Model

University

National university of singapore

Country

Singapore

Project authors

Bryant Lau Liang Cheng

jury commentary

‘Tesseract’ is a model evolutionary tower addressed to incentivize home ownership. The concept proposes an architectural system that allows residents to take part in the design of their own units as well as the design of the programs within the building. Therefore the exact form of the tower is dependant on the specific users it attracts over time. Residents choose their preferred amenities and common spaces, and the building is therefore customized to reflect an unique identity. The submission includes an accomplished vertical section that describes well the intended variety of spaces such a building might contain. The jury was positive about this intended variety more so than its depiction of a common unit interior, which it found to be rather banal given the project’s aspirations for form.

BB GREEN AWARD

Project Name

Machina: Air Colonnade

Country

Korea

Project authors

San Yoon
Minjae Koo

Honorable mentions

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Project Name

The Cloud

Country

Hong Kong

Project authors

Yidian Liu
Nathaniel Banks

Project Name

Knowledge Tower

University

Msa| münster school of architecture

Country

Germany

Project authors

Simon Schilz
Moritz Wesseler

Project Name

Climatescraper

University

Gdańsk university of technology

Country

Poland

Project authors

Kajetan Witkowski
Tomasz Żygo

Project Name

Topiary

University

Southern california institute of architecture

Country

United States

Project authors

Jonathan L. Ong

Project Name

Kowloon Tectonic Tower

Country

Malaysia

Project authors

Michael Tan
Haseef Rafiei
Khaled Salem
Ng Jia Han

Project Name

Highrice

University

Msa | münster school of architecture

Country

Germany

Project authors

Florian Heinz
Tillman Pospischil
Jens Bardenhorst

Shortlisted projects

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Russian Federation

Marchi

polina boldyreva

New Zealand

tyler harlen
robinson yang
dan castro

United Arab Emirates

Unversity of sharjah

baker alzubaidi
mohammed wadi
mohamed laoufi

United States

kai huang
yilin wang
chenyu ding
tianyi wang

Germany

Msa | münster school of architecture

florian heinz
tillman pospischil
jens bardenhorst

Malaysia

michael tan
haseef rafiei
khaled salem
ng jia han

Canada

Claudio rabaglino architect inc

gregoire dechaine

Poland

Sopot university of applied sciences

katarzyna lejk

United Kingdom

University of strathclyde

harley borrell

United States

frank yang
cass smith
iva langrova

Saudi Arabia

King fahd university of petroleum and minerals

abdullah aljudaybi
abdullah aldaham

Saudi Arabia

King fahd university of petroleum and minerals

ahmad alomar
anas alshammari

Turkey

Izmır university of economics

erman eskikoy

United States

Southern california institute of architecture

jonathan l. ong

Myanmar

Blue temple

raphaël monnier
naing win aung
lin htet nyan

Netherlands

Uarchitects

misak terzibasiyan
nayem mohammad
emily o'brien
leila haase

Germany

Fh muenster

jonas wentzien
maria richter

Cyprus

Neapolis university pafos

maria giannaka
nikos sokorelis

Canada

shidong wang
kangmin lee
saqib mansoor

Germany

Msa| münster school of architecture

simon schilz
moritz wesseler

Japan

Waseda university, dept. of architecture

kotomi kameda
gaku shinohara
ruriko ueda
kazuki shimizu

Qatar

Universitat internacional de catalunya

abdulrahman harib
valerija galkina
carla roemmelt

United States

Ware malcomb

rob kiester
ryan kane
erik randa

Poland

Cracow university of technology

piotr dziewierz
michał siupik
karolina szczepara
wojciech zakrzewski

United Arab Emirates

Darchex (dubai architectural excellence)

brahim zouaoui
souhail zouaoui
anas bensaoud

Hong Kong

The university of hong kong

ka wah francis cheung

Taiwan

National taiwan university of science and technology

chih-ting yeh

Austria

Technical university of vienna

stefan weiner

Taiwan

National taiwan university of science and technology

chiao-yun fan
lisha chen

Poland

Gdańsk university of technology

kajetan witkowski
tomasz Żygo

Singapore

National university of singapore

bryant lau liang cheng

Germany

jonas kurtscheidt
karsten heuser

Croatia

Faculty of architecture, university of zagreb

leila nanuk

United States

University of new mexico main campus

krysta griego

Germany

Tu darmstadt

christian brönner
aki käppeler

United States

Iowa state university

alexander carolan

India

Politecnico di milano

anirudh sharma

United States

Newschool of architecture and design

nathaniel berk

Romania

University of architecture and design ion mincu bucharest

maria turcu
mihai mitrică
alina măldărescu
alina lixeanu

Kuwait

Newschool of architecture and design

firas alrakhayes

China

Zhejiang a & f university

tu yanyu
lin tong

Netherlands

mark van wasbeek
jules stefelmanns

Lithuania

Vilnius gediminas technical university

sarunas petrauskas

Poland

Technical university of białystok

kamila wolejko

United States

carriebeth ruzicka
brian kemp
hassan haltam
kara grant

Netherlands

Academie van bouwkunst

lars fraij
sjoerd goijarts

France

mutations architectes pierre de montigny

Singapore

National university of singapore

yu heng lim
shichan shen
yun chou han
 

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