Foreword

Buildner is excited to announce the results of its 5th annual SKYHIVE Skyscraper Challenge!

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 Buildner Skyscraper Challenge – were permitted to interpret the competition brief however they chose, in the most creative way possible. The SKYHIVE Challenge is a chance for architecture enthusiasts to rewrite the definition of the modern-day skyscraper.

For this particular competition, there is no defined site. Participants are free to select any hypothetical site measuring 130m x 80m which can be accessed by roads on two sides. The design can be set in the city of one’s choice, anywhere in the world. Projects typically considered successful are those designed with some relation and response to the chosen region’s skyline and context.

Buildner worked with an international jury with a range of experiences in designing real and theoretical high-rise projects: Hayri Atak leads Istanbul-based Hayri Atak Architectural Design Studio (HAADS); Jim Bissell is an Oscar-nominated production designer and creator of action movie Skyscraper; Thomas Corbasson is an associate architect of the Paris-based agency Chartier+Corbasson Architectes; Benedikt Hartl leads the activistic architecture studio Opposite Office; Samista Jugwanth is an Associate and shareholder at South Africa-based Zutari; and Ilias Papageorgiou is a Greek architect and principal of PILA.

Buildner and its jurors would like to thank all participants for their thoughtful and innovative design submissions!

COMPETITION ORGANISERS
SKYHIVE

1st Prize Winner +
BB STUDENT AWARD

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CITY 2040 : MICROCLIMATE CONTROL TOWER

Many international students participate for the BUILDNER’s architecture competition, and the panels and plans for the projects became so much inspiration to us. It has been very helpful for us to do the project and we have been interested in your competition for several years.

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Authors Dong Young Kim, Young Hyun Choi
Country South Korea
+174 points Buildner University Rankings

2nd Prize Winner

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Tall Pile of CLT

Architecture competitions are a great way to explore risky and unconventional ideas and communicate them to a larger audience. I see a lot of value in having the chance to share my work with people from around the world and hopefully start new conversations about it. Also, I believe that competitions help synthesize a concept into its core values and elements. I consider the design requirements of a brief as an opportunity to apply and test out the implications of an architectural idea.

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Authors Edgar Rodriguez
Country Mexico

3rd Prize Winner +
BB GREEN AWARD

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Dahavi's redemption and rebirth —Skyscraper design based on biological simulation

Authors Yufei Liu, Fuyuan Xu, Huizhong Wang
Country China
+122 points Buildner University Rankings

Honorable Mentions

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Vertical Data Center Delirium

Project name

Collective Tower

Country Netherlands
Project name

The Sprawl of a Vertical City

Authors Souha Boumatar
Country Lebanon
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Post Pandemic Tower

Authors Christian Rudolph, Justus Würtenberger
Country Germany
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Nomad Unite

Authors Piotr Rajewski, Kinga Gawlik
Country Poland

Shortlisted projects

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every1's row

Alvaro Garcia quiroga

City college of new york

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
United States

THE BOSOHORUS LIGHTHOUSE

Paula Zabalo reyes

Lucía Machado

Universidad ort uruguay (campus center)

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
Uruguay

Form Follows Fungus

Megan Sousa

Avina Gonen

Grace Liang

Soeun Park

Canada

MIND THE FOOD

Sofia ines Taveggia

Nicolò Carlini

Eren Sezer

Eszter lili Dávid

Politecnico di milano / polytechnic university of milan

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
Italy

LEGACY Tower

Antonio Ríos

Spain

Liberty Tower

Maya Ben ammar

Nicola Cabiati

Tunisia

Adaptive TRIO / Correspond to Chaotic Systematic Dynamic Change

Maher Aakel

Mahmoud nagy Elsayed

Polytechnic of turin, politecnico di torino

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
Italy

Malmo Lighthouse Tower

Maria Maslova

Nihal Adil

Polina Luneva

Elena Meliakova

Politecnico di milano / polytechnic university of milan

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
Italy

Amazon Healing

Milena Sharkova

Isilay Yuce

Alessia Sassone

Maria Alexia Styliou

Politecnico di milano / polytechnic university of milan

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
Italy

Up-Cycling Tree

Deokho Kim

Yihui Li

Eunbin Kwon

Yoonseok Heo

South Korea

Quarant - IN

Lingqing Xu

Junxin Song

Wei Zhou

United States

Agricultural Rehabilitation Tower

Nuoyan Xu

Qingfeng Liang

Yongruo Xue

Central south university

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
China

Afterlife Hostel

Xiao Zhang

Beijing jiaotong university

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
China

NOMADIC REVIVAL-An Attempt at the Hunshandakeh Sands

Luowei Mei

Ning Wu

China

Vertical Data Center Delirium

Chuchu Chen

Rhode island school of design (risd)

+72 points Buildner University Rankings!
United States

Nomad Unite

Piotr Rajewski

Kinga Gawlik

Poland

(IM)Passive Housing

Phil Stien

United States

MIND THE GAP

Caius Cowgill

Cal poly san luis obispo, california polytechnic state university

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
United States

Album Of The City

Jia Shen

Qingqing Li

China

Tall Pile of CLT

Edgar Rodriguez

Mexico

Re-ACT the Lighthouse

Tamás Horváth-szabó

Barbara Baranyai

András Bottka

József Szilágyi

Lima design kft.

Hungary

CITY 2040 : MICROCLIMATE CONTROL TOWER

Dong Young Kim

Young Hyun Choi

South Korea

Dahavi's redemption and rebirth —Skyscraper design based on biological simulation

Yufei Liu

Fuyuan Xu

Huizhong Wang

China

Skyforest

Merlin Augele

Valerian Althammer

Berlin university of the arts , universität der künste berlin

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
Germany

Collective Tower

Misak Terzibasiyan

Netherlands

Rise of city- Geological subsidence improvement tower

Yixiu Wang

Yike Zhao

Xiaoyu Guo

Zhejiang university of technology

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
China

Park Up

Xiaowei Bai

United States

MASLOW СITY TOWER

Diana Samarina

Moscow institute of architecture - marhi , московский архитектурный институт - мархи

+72 points Buildner University Rankings!
Russian Federation

FLOAT REVOLUTION

Cheuk kin Kong

Pak Ka Wong

Hong Kong

Elevated ( High-rise building based in Essen, Germany)

Omar El remissy

Ahmed Gado

German university in cairo

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
Egypt

Ascendant

Nadine Moussa

Ritan Mushaly

German university in cairo

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
Egypt

PHILLY ALVEOLI

Oussama Khalfi

Gondwana digital engineering

Tunisia

Oasis Village

Bahar özge Ediz

Erce Kılıçal

Sevtap Özyıldırım

Turkey

CHICAGO SKYSCRAPER

Fareeda Alaidi

Demah Zidan

United States

The Sprawl of a Vertical City

Souha Boumatar

Lebanon

Post Pandemic Tower

Christian Rudolph

Justus Würtenberger

Germany

Rest in Peak

Scholastika Virginia

Angela grace wibowo Phoa

Ilham brillian king Prakosa

Sandy Sutanto

Soegijapranata catholics university

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
Indonesia

RISE 218

Talal El hassan

Lebanon

SkyHaven : Adaptive Re-use of abandoned twin towers.

Marah Altarawneh

Nawras Almasri

German jordanian university

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
United Arab Emirates

MMA

Csaba Babud

Hungary