And finally…’sunken’ Central Park wins international skyscraper competition

Cental Park
Yitan Sun and Jianshi Wu’s prize-winning concept ‘New York Horizon’.

A conceptual design to transform New York’s Central Park into a ‘horizontal skyskraper’ has been named the winner of eVolo Magazine’s 2016 Skyscraper Competition.

First place was awarded to Yitan Sun and Jianshi Wu from the United States for the project New York Horizon.

The design proposes a continuous horizontal skyscraper around the full perimeter of a sunken Central Park.

Such a scheme would see the creation 7 square miles (80 times greater than the Empire State Building) of housing with unobstructed views and connection to the park.

For more details of the concept, go to: or click on the image below.

Central Park 2

The Hive, designed by Hadeel Ayed Mohammad, Yifeng Zhao, and Chengda Zhu from the United States took the second prize.

The project imagines a vertical control terminal for advanced flying drones that will provide personal and commercial services to residents of New York City.

Third place went to Valeria Mercuri and Marco Merletti from Italy for the project Data Tower. The proposal envisions a sustainable skyscraper in Iceland designed for Internet servers.

Among the 21 honorable mentions there are skyscrapers that purify air, buildings conceived to create rain for the driest regions on Earth, vertical cities, sensory towers that explore our psychological relationship with space, and skyscrapers that prevent cities to sink.

The members of the Jury are: Matias del Campo , Thom Faulders , and Marcelo Spina .

The 2016 Skyscraper Competition was made possible with the sponsorship of our media partners and v2com.

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