714 projects from 95 different countries have joined The annual contest of the 2012 Skyscraper Competition, now in its sixth year. The Skyscraper Competition was held to honors visionary ideas that redefine skyscraper design through the use of new technologies, materials, programs, aesthetics, and spatial organizations, along with studies on globalization, flexibility, adaptability, and the digital revolution. This 2012, Skyscraper Competition winners is announced by eVolo, an architecture and design journal focused on technological advances, sustainability, and innovative design for the 21st Century with objective is to promote and discuss the most avant-garde ideas generated in schools and professional studios around the world.
The jury of 2012 Skyscraper Competition Winners finally selected 3 winners and 22 honorable mentions. and the winners are:
1. First Place: Himalaya Water Tower. Zhi Zheng, Hongchuan Zhao, Dongbai Song (China)
2. Second Place: Mountain Band-Aid. Yiting Shen, Nanjue Wang, Ji Xia, Zihan Wang (China)
3. Third Place: Monument to Civilization: Vertical Landfill for Metropolises. Lin Yu-Ta, Anne Schmidt (Taiwan)
The 2012 panel of judges included Maria Aiolova (principal Terreform One), Chris Bosse (principal LAVA – Laboratory for Visionary Architecture), Gaël Brulé (principal Atelier CMJN, winner 2011 Skyscraper Competition), Julien Combes (principal Atelier CMJN, winner 2011 Skyscraper Competition), Marc Fornes (principal THEVERYMANY), Florian Idenburg (principal SO-IL Solid Objectives – Indenburg Liu), Minnie Jan (principal MisoSoupDesign), Mitchell Joachim (principal Terreform One, professor at New York University), Jing Liu (principal SO-IL Solid Objectives – Indenburg Liu), Daisuke Nagatomo (principal MisoSoupDesign), Alexander Rieck (principal LAVA – Laboratory for Visionary Architecture), Michel Rojkind (principal Rojkind Arquitectos), Michael Szivos (principal Softlab, professor at Pratt Institute), Tobias Wallisser (principal LAVA – Laboratory for Visionary Architecture), and Ma Yansong (principal MAD Architects).
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