The SKYHIVE Skyscraper Challenge, 2019 by Bee Breeders, has recently announced its architecture competition winners. The architecture competition looks into innovative architectural design ideas for high rise buildings around the globe. Participants are encouraged to think outside the box and combine new technologies, materials, forms, special organizations, and construction method into their designs. Many are inspired by nature.

The architecture competition winners were judged based on the inattentiveness of the design. Projects that took into consideration economic, social and cultural impacts were given precedence. The judges also looked for Innovative sustainable systems and the potential for the design to become a local landmark.

1st Prise – The Mobius Tower

Mobus tower skyhive

The winner of the architecture competition was taken by Ka Wah Francis Cheung, a student at Hong Kong University. The modular design demonstrated a unique and highly unconventional way to connect floors together.  This design allows for vertical connections not typically found in traditional construction.

“With further exploration, this new floor construction could revolutionize planning for housing and offices.”

organic structure skyscraper.
organic structure skyscraper.
Folding sequence
Folding sequence
Slab Combinations
Slab Combinations
Testing models
Testing models
Structural testing
Structural testing

2nd Prize – Coscienza Intuitiva

Second Prize was given to Federico Fauli from Italy. The tower is designed to be constructed from historical architectural elements. It is viewed as a way of combining cultural entities, materials, and languages as one. A visual metaphor for a unified public space.


3rd Prize – Tesseract

skyhive 3rd price architecture competition winner

Third prize went to Bryant Lau Liang Cheng of the National University of Singapore. The design focused on creating a tower that stands as a socialist icon and not a capitalist one. Much like Walden-7, the design is focused on allowing residents to have a say in the way the building works and the activities inside. Each unit would be customizable by the owner. A ‘green spiral’ would also be introduced into the building creating a vertical garden, much like Bosco Verticale.

skyhive 3rd price architecture competition winner

Discover more of the shortlisted projects for the 2019 architecture competition.

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