Finalist – 2010 Skyscraper Competition
Martijn de Geus, Albert Dijk
The International System skyscraper is a project that recognizes the specific function of each space with a design that derives one-hundred percent from it. Each part of the building is different according to its program but they all come together with transition or buffer zones. This project was designed for the city of Almere in the Netherlands. Its plinth makes a connection with the urban fabric of the existing city. Among the different programs within this city-like structure there are schools, libraries, housing, museums, cinemas, and shopping areas.
To commemorate the 2013 Skyscraper Competition, eVolo published a collector’s edition of its highly acclaimed book “eVolo Skyscrapers”. The book is a two-volume, 1300-page set with the best 300 projects received during the last years. Only 150 copies are available worldwide.