Design Competitions Result in Sustainable Building Concepts

These innovative building concepts embody sustainability.

Skylines by Lissoni Casal Ribeiro

Image by Lissoni Casal Ribeiro.

An honorable mention winner in the Skyhive 2020 Skyscraper Challenge, the tree-inspired structure incorporates a rainwater-collection system, solar and wind power, and an internal/external ecosystem providing residents with autonomy and independence, a concept developed for New York but that could apply to any global city.

Image by Lissoni Casal Ribeiro.
Image by Lissoni Casal Ribeiro.

Perkins and Will's Phil Freelon Design Competition

Arroyo, the winning design. Image by Perkins and Will.

This year, the annual program called for housing-crisis solutions, challenging participating staffers to imagine unique co-living strategies through the lenses of sustainability and innovation; the winner, selected by a panel of jurors from outside the firm, including Angela Brooks and Michael Maltzan, was Arroyo, a lush adaptive-reuse concept by Vangel Kukov and Hala EL Khorazaty, with Pivot earning a merit.

Merit recipient Pivot, a modular housing concept by Mahdiar Ghaffarian, Hannah Gibson, Alyssa Quiring and Rick Browner. Image by Perkins and Will.
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