The SKYHIVE 2019 Skyscraper Challenge is the second annual architecture competition which searches 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 the norm.
Participants are encouraged to incorporate new technologies and materials in their designs, as well as unique aesthetics and spatial organisations. Special consideration is also 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 130m x 80m which can be accessed by roads on two sides. Designs can be set in the city of their choice anywhere in the world, given that the project is in keeping with the region’s skyline and surroundings.
The annual SKYHIVE Challenge is a platform to examine the relationship between skyscrapers and the natural world, the community, and 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.
Participants in the SKYHIVE 2019 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.
3 winning proposals and 6 honorable mentions will be selected. Bee Breeders will award a total of US $6,000 in prize money to competition winners as follows:
1st Prize – US $3,000
3rd Prize – US $500
BB Student Award – US $500
BB Green Award – US $500
Early Bird Registration: NOVEMBER 15 – JANUARY 18
Advance Registration: JANUARY 19 – MARCH 5
Last Minute Registration: MARCH 6 – MAY 7
Closing date for registration: JUNE 19, 2019 (extended!)
Closing date for submission: JUNE 20, 2019 (11:59 pm GMT)
Announcement of the winners: AUGUST 1, 2019