International Architecture Competition

SKYHIVE Skyscraper Challenge

US$ 6,000 + FREE ADMISSION TO GLOBAL TALL BUILDING STUDIO - DESIGN WORKSHOP IN DUBAI Prize
19 December, 2017 (extended) Registration deadline
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Competition

The SKYHIVE Skyscraper Challenge is looking to create an iconic high rise structure for an office tower with state-of-the-art facilities. Working in partnership with the Manipal Executive Education, winning entries will be showcased in their Global Tall Building Studio - Design Workshop in Dubai, where architecture students and in industry leaders collaborate to conceptualise the future of high-rise structures.

The participants are asked to redefine skyscraper design through the implementation of novel technologies, materials, programs, aesthetics, and spatial organizations along with studies on globalization, flexibility, adaptability, and the digital revolution. SKYHIVE architecture competition should be treated as a platform that examines the relationship between the skyscraper and the natural world, the skyscraper and the community, and the skyscraper and the city.

Participants are encouraged to explore the latest innovations in technologies in sustainable systems and methods for solving economic, social and cultural problems through the establishment of new urban and architectural methods. They will need to consider the scarcity of natural resources, as well as the strain on the existing infrastructure, and the exponential increase of inhabitants, pollution, economic division, and unplanned urban sprawl.

The participants are permitted to choose a hypothetical site (130m x 80m) accessed by roads on two sides both longer and shorter side of the site, located in a city of their choice and follow the local bye laws of the city municipal rules and regulations as prescribed. The site context and surroundings are to be assumed.

This is an open architecture ideas competition, and as such participants have complete freedom to interpret the brief in the most creative way possible. Competition aims for the submitted projects that have the potential to rewrite the definition of the modern-day skyscraper.

Download full competition brief for more information!


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ELIGIBILITY: 

Competition is open to all. No professional qualification is required. Design proposals can be developed individually or by teams (4 team members maximum).

LANGUAGE: 

- Correspondence with organizers must be conducted in English.
- All information submitted by participants must be in English

Prizes

Total prize fund
US$ 6,000 + FREE ADMISSION TO GLOBAL TALL BUILDING STUDIO - DESIGN WORKSHOP IN DUBAI
1st prize

US $3,000

Free Admission to Global Tall Building Studio - Design Workshop in Dubai*
Publications
Certificate of Achievement

2nd prize

US $1,500

Publications
Certificate of Achievement

3rd prize

US $500

Publications
Certificate of Achievement

BB STUDENT AWARD

US $500  (more details here)

Publications
Certificate of Achievement

BB GREEN AWARD

US $500  (more details here)

Publications
Certificate of Achievement

6 HONOURABLE MENTIONS


GLOBAL TALL BUILDING STUDIO - DESIGN WORKSHOP IN DUBAI:

The winning team will have the chance to join the Global Tall Building Studio - Design Workshop in Dubai in Spring 2018 as a participant for free*. In addition Manipal University Dubai School of Design & Architecture also agrees to sponsor a guided tour of the Burj Khalifa for the winning team as well as award all competition participants a Special Entry Fee - US $595 (the competition participants have to quote their UIC (unique identification code) which will be verified by Bee Breeders, making them eligible for the special discount).

* All expenses like airfare, accommodation, visa if any will have to be borne by the participants.

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

Jury members shall under no circumstances be contacted by competition participants or their representatives. Participants who attempt to contact jury members, shall be disqualified. 


All communication regarding the competition should only be carried out with Bee Breeders staff. For any questions please contact us on [email protected]

FULL JURY PANEL AVAILABLE HERE

KEY DATES & REGISTRATION FEES

Closing date for registration
19 December, 2017 (extended)
Closing date for project submission
20 December, 2017 (11:59pm GMT+0)
Announcement of the winners
17 January, 2018

preliminary registration deadlines

Registration fees

Overdue Registration
30 November - 19 December
Architects / Enthusiasts / Companies
US $160
Students
US $140


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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