Competition introduction

Competition organisers

SKYHIVE
Skyscraper Challenge

The SKYHIVE / Edition No 5 is the fifth annual architecture competition which seeks out the latest and greatest designs for an iconic high-rise structure. Participants of the SKYHIVE Challenge are tasked with creating a concept for a state-of-the-art tower that breaks from the norm. 



Participants are encouraged to incorporate new technologies and materials in their designs, as well as unique aesthetics and spatial organisations. Special consideration will also be given to designs that implement innovations in sustainable systems, as well as those that look to solve economic, social, and cultural problems through the establishment of new architectural methods. 

There is no defined competition site, therefore participants are able to select any hypothetical site measuring 130 m x 80 m which can be accessed by roads on two sides. Design can be set in a city of their choice anywhere in the world, given that the project is in keeping with the region’s skyline and surroundings. 


The Top 10 Most Impactful Skylines

The annual SKYHIVE Challenge is a platform to examine the relationship between skyscrapers and the natural world, the community, and the rest of the city as a whole. It is important that designs show consideration for the impact on the surrounding environment, as well as how the increase in inhabitants will affect the current infrastructure, pollution levels, economic division, and urban sprawl. 

As it is an open ideas competition, participants in the SKYHIVE / Edition No 5 – The Annual Bee Breeders Skyscraper Challenge – are allowed to interpret the competition brief however they choose, in the most creative way possible. The SKYHIVE Challenge is a chance for architecture enthusiasts to potentially rewrite the definition of the modern-day skyscraper.

Download full competition brief for more information! 

Competition is open to all. No professional qualification is required. Design proposals can be developed individually or by teams (4 team members maximum). Correspondence with organizers must be conducted in English; All information submitted by participants must be in English.

Full competition brief

The full competition brief can be downloaded as often as required; no additional information will be provided after registration.

  • - (!) FULL COMPETITION BRIEF

Prizes

6,000 €
Total Prize Fund
1st PRIZE
3,000 €
Publications
Certificate of Achievement
2nd PRIZE
1,500 €
Publications
Certificate of Achievement
3rd PRIZE
500 €
Publications
Certificate of Achievement
ARCHHIVE STUDENT AWARD (more details)
500 €
+ 50 € ARCHHIVE BOOKS Gift Card 
+ 50 Points BEE BREEDERS Architecture University Rankings

Publications 
Certificate of Achievement
AAPPAREL SUSTAINABILITY AWARD
500 €
+ 50 € AAPPAREL.com Gift Card 


Publications 
Certificate of Achievement
+ 6 HONOURABLE MENTIONS


PUBLICATIONS:


The winners will get international art and design media coverage and will be featured on the Bee Breeders website and social pages


CERTIFICATE:


Bee Breeders will also acknowledge the outstanding performance of all winners and honourable mentions with Certificates of Achievement.

Jury panel

Bee Breeders is committed to selecting the most qualified industry professionals to comprise its jury panels. Jury panels consist of architects, in addition to professionals from other professional backgrounds that are relevant to the competition topic, to guarantee the most objective competition results.

You may find the invited jury list from previous competitions here - https://architecturecompetitions.com/guest-jury

Key dates

Closing date for registration

29 April, 2022

Closing date for project submission

10 June, 2022 (11:59pm GMT+0)

Announcement of the winners

15 July, 2022

Competition Q&A deadline: 05 May, 2022

In order to guarantee equal opportunities to all competition participants,
no new questions will be answered after this deadline!

Registration fees

  • Early Bird Registration
    14 November - 15 December
  • Architects / Enthusiasts / Companies
    80 €
  • Students
    70 €
  • Advance Registration
    16 December - 04 February
  • Architects / Enthusiasts / Companies
    100 €
  • Students
    90 €
  • Last Minute Registration
    05 February - 29 April
  • Architects / Enthusiasts / Companies
    120 €
  • Students
    100 €
  • Early Bird Registration
    14 November - 15 December
  • Architects / Enthusiasts / Companies
    80 €
  • Students
    70 €
  • Advance Registration
    16 December - 04 February
  • Architects / Enthusiasts / Companies
    100 €
  • Students
    90 €
  • Last Minute Registration
    05 February - 29 April
  • Architects / Enthusiasts / Companies
    120 €
  • Students
    100 €

STUDENT REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS

 

Contact us to receive special student rates for group registrations (discount applies for 3+ registrations from one university/school) and to receive further information and support for getting your students involved in architecture competitions. Send us request from your university email address along with basic information about yourself and your university/school. Please note that only recognized university staff can apply for the reduced student rate.

 

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F.A.Q.

Competition related questions

This project has no set budget.
No specific site has been selected for this competition.
As the site can be located in a city of participants choice the designs should follow the local municipal rules and regulations, however the aim of this competition is to redefine skyscraper design through the implementation of novel technologies, materials, programs, aesthetics, and spatial organizations therefore some of the local building rules can be ignored if a rational justification for it is provided.

General questions

Click on "register now", fill in all the required fields, choose your payment method and submit your information. You will be forwarded to Paypal or CPS secure payment gateway, to cover the competition fee. Once we receive your payment, we'll send you an email with your username and password to upload your submission directly to the website.
You can add/remove/edit team member information as often as you want in the upload panel, up until the submission deadline.
Only one proposal per registration is permitted. Participants are entitled to register multiple times if they wish to participate in the competition with several proposals.
Yes we are in the process of negotiating with multiple international industry-related media representatives. The list of media partners is constantly updated on our website, please check it regularly to find latest updates.
Yes. If the jury panel selects a Student award's submission for the top 3, it will automatically be awarded both prizes.
Yes. If the jury panel selects a Green award's submission for the top 3, it will automatically be awarded both prizes.
No. Competition entries are evaluated anonymously. The participant registration type is only revealed upon the announcement of the results.
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