Foreword

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.

COMPETITION ORGANISERS
SKYHIVE

1st Prize Winner +
BB STUDENT AWARD

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Mobius Tower - Landscape in the Air

After half a century of contemporary architecture development, it reaches the bottleneck where designs start to repeat. Scholars have defined architectural typologies and architects have a certain architectural stereotype. It is time the architects start envisioning architecture in an unconventional way. Why should all floor slabs along a skyscraper be identical? Why not a landscape in the sky? With the advent of high technology, we should embrace the future and develop more radical designs that will no longer be unbuildable sooner or later.

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2nd Prize Winner

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Coscienza Intuitiva

I participate in architecture vision competition because I do believe that most of architecture is shaped from competition. Each architecture project needs to contribute to the critical nature of the discipline and expand it through its value, architecture should not just be something that follows up on events but that is the leader happening. The process of creation should never be guided just by political or moral terms, moreover, I do feel that this allows talented architects to explore and to escape from social and economical driven boundaries. These are the reasons why I'm participating in architecture vision competition.

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Author Federico Fauli
Country Italy

3rd Prize Winner

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Tesseract: Time Based Home Ownership Incentivisation Model

Over the years in my architecture education, my ideas have often been criticized for being "bad" due to dealing with polarizing issues that simply cannot be solved by architecture alone - a criteria which architecture is based upon especially in academia settings. Once, I was even told by a tutor that I did not belong in architecture school and that I should quit because of how bad my ideas were. The solution I eventually found was to use ideas that don't work well in schools for international design competitions instead - allowing these ideas to be freely explored and developed without having to deal with consequences. This is the main reason I participate in architecture vision competitions.

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BB GREEN AWARD

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Machina: Air Colonnade

We believe that this kind of gesture makes reality better. Architects who work in the field have limited time to think about diverse ideas. Participating in architecture vision competitions does have a lot of value in terms of studying and learning different perspectives, getting away from the frame of reality, and also providing examples for others.

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Authors San Yoon, Minjae Koo
Country South Korea

Honorable Mentions

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The Cloud

Authors Yidian Liu, Nathaniel Banks
Country Hong Kong
+72 points Buildner University Rankings
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Knowledge Tower

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Climatescraper

Authors Kajetan Witkowski, Tomasz Żygo
Country Poland
+72 points Buildner University Rankings
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Topiary

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Kowloon Tectonic Tower

Authors Michael Tan, Haseef Rafiei, Khaled Salem, Ng Jia Han
Country Malaysia
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Highrice

Authors Florian Heinz, Tillman Pospischil, Jens Bardenhorst
Country Germany
+72 points Buildner University Rankings

Shortlisted projects

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Planity Zemlyanitov

Polina Boldyreva

Russian Federation

Aoraki Archive

Tyler Harlen

Robinson Yang

Dan Castro

New Zealand

Baker Alzubaidi

Mohammed Wadi

Mohamed Laoufi

United Arab Emirates

Graffiti Tower

Kai Huang

Yilin Wang

Chenyu Ding

Tianyi Wang

United States

Highrice

Florian Heinz

Tillman Pospischil

Jens Bardenhorst

MSA | Münster School of Architecture

+72 points Buildner University Rankings!
Germany

OUR HIGHER GROUND: A Mixed-use Vertical Office Neighborhood for Urban Work and Life, An Anchor for the Community and Sustainable Future Urban Development

Carlo martin Llanto

Philippines

Kowloon Tectonic Tower

Michael Tan

Haseef Rafiei

Khaled Salem

Ng Jia Han

Malaysia

388 KING STREET

Gregoire Dechaine

Claudio Rabaglino Architect Inc

Canada

docking skyscraper

Katarzyna Lejk

Sopot University of Applied Sciences

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
Poland

The Wandering para-City

Harley Borrell

University of Strathclyde

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
United Kingdom

Towers For Artists

Frank Yang

Cass Smith

Iva Langrova

United States

Wahaj

Abdullah Aljudaybi

Abdullah Aldaham

King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
Saudi Arabia

SkyHoods

Ahmad Alomar

Anas Alshammari

King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
Saudi Arabia

URBAN MOUNTAIN

Yi Zhang

Yiwei Xiang

China

Machina: Air Colonnade

San Yoon

Minjae Koo

South Korea

SKYHUB HONG KONG

Erman Eskikoy

Izmır University of Economics

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
Turkey

Topiary

Jonathan L. Ong

Southern California Institute of Architecture

+72 points Buildner University Rankings!
United States

The Skycrap-per

Raphaël Monnier

Naing win Aung

Lin htet Nyan

Blue Temple

Myanmar

Truss Tower

Misak Terzibasiyan

Nayem Mohammad

Emily O'brien

Leila Haase

UArchitects

Netherlands

Vertical Public Space

Jonas Wentzien

Maria Richter

Germany

THE VERTICAL COOCONS PARK

Maria Giannaka

Nikos Sokorelis

Neapolis University Pafos

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
Cyprus

Srinagar-Scraper

Shidong Wang

Kangmin Lee

Saqib Mansoor

Canada

Knowledge Tower

Simon Schilz

Moritz Wesseler

MSA| Münster School of Architecture

+72 points Buildner University Rankings!
Germany

Serenity Towers

Farshid Amini

Canada

Neo Tokyo Tower

Kotomi Kameda

Gaku Shinohara

Ruriko Ueda

Kazuki Shimizu

Waseda University, Dept. of Architecture

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
Japan

[MURUS]-Scape

Abdulrahman Harib

Valerija Galkina

Carla Roemmelt

Universitat Internacional de Catalunya

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
Qatar

Aqua Spina

Rob Kiester

Ryan Kane

Erik Randa

Ware Malcomb

United States

The Cloud

Yidian Liu

Nathaniel Banks

Hong Kong

The Cliff

Piotr Dziewierz

Michał Siupik

Karolina Szczepara

Wojciech Zakrzewski

Cracow University of Technology

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
Poland

THE PROSPERITY TOWER

Brahim Zouaoui

Souhail Zouaoui

Anas Bensaoud

Darchex (Dubai Architectural Excellence)

United Arab Emirates

Mobius Tower - Landscape in the Air

Ka Wah Francis Cheung

The University of Hong Kong

+174 points Buildner University Rankings!
Hong Kong

Convertible Hospital

Chih-ting Yeh

National Taiwan University of Science and Technology

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
Taiwan

bigger is better ?

Stefan Weiner

Technical University of Vienna

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
Austria

Urban Storage:Auto-Train Skyscraper

Chiao-yun Fan

Lisha Chen

National Taiwan University of Science and Technology

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
Taiwan

Climatescraper

Kajetan Witkowski

Tomasz Żygo

Gdańsk University of Technology

+72 points Buildner University Rankings!
Poland

Tesseract: Time Based Home Ownership Incentivisation Model

Bryant Lau Liang Cheng

National University of Singapore

+74 points Buildner University Rankings!
Singapore

PILGRIMS' HIVE

Jonas Kurtscheidt

Karsten Heuser

Germany

TYPOLOGY FOR YEAR 20XY

Leila Nanuk

Faculty of Architecture, University of Zagreb

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
Croatia

Vertical Bee Farm

Krysta Griego

University of New Mexico Main Campus

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
United States

Project ID 16929

Christian Brönner

Aki Käppeler

Germany

Co-Op Ocean

Alexander Carolan

United States

Resilient Filter Tower

Anirudh Sharma

India

High Profile

Nathaniel Berk

NewSchool of Architecture and Design

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
United States

A GREEN LANDMARK in a developing area

Maria Turcu

Mihai Mitrică

Alina Măldărescu

Alina Lixeanu

University of Architecture and Design Ion Mincu Bucharest

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
Romania

VERTICAL STADIUM: PARADIGM OF AN URBAN REGENERATION WITHIN KUWAIT CITY

Firas Alrakhayes

NewSchool of Architecture and Design

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
Kuwait

Migratory Tower

Tu Yanyu

Lin Tong

Zhejiang A & F University

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
China

Coscienza Intuitiva

Federico Fauli

Italy

Holographic urban complex 2051:Tensegrity Park

Lu Wenhua

China

The Last Resort

Mark Van wasbeek

Jules Stefelmanns

Netherlands

Vertical Mycelium Park

Sarunas Petrauskas

Vilnius Gediminas Technical University

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
Lithuania

FUTURISTIC OASIS

Kamila Wolejko

Technical University of Białystok

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
Poland

The REEF

Carriebeth Ruzicka

Brian Kemp

Hassan Haltam

Kara Grant

United States

Harbour Innovation Tower

Lars Fraij

Sjoerd Goijarts

Netherlands

ReRoot Skyscrapers

Mutations architectes Pierre de montigny

France

City of The Sea

Yu heng Lim

Shichan Shen

Yun chou Han

National University of Singapore

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
Singapore