Finalist  – 2010 Skyscraper Competition

Bunker Arquitectura
Esteban Suarez,  Santiago Gitanjalli, Jorge Arteaga, Sebastian Suarez, Zaida Montañana, Arief Budiman, Adrian Aguilar


The Historic Center of Mexico City is composed of different layers of cities superimposed on top of each other. When the Aztecs first came to the Valley of Mexico they built their pyramids (first layer) above the lake of Texcoco. When new and bigger pyramids were required, as the Aztec Empire grew in size and power, they did not search for a new site, they built them covering the existing ones. At the end, these pyramids are composed of different layers of historical periods. When the Spanish discovered America and ultimately conquered the Aztecs, they erected their Christian temples on top of the pyramids. Eventually their whole colonial city was built above the Aztec. In the 20th century, many colonial buildings were demolished and modern structures raised over the existing historic foundations. Read the rest of this entry »

Finalist  – 2010 Skyscraper Competition

Aaron Olko
United States


The Growth Tower was inspired by the possibility of an industry driven by genetically modified and hybrid organic products. Today, the development of organic products for use in every field from healthcare to architecture has become a trend. This progression grows exponentially as the demand for sustainable and responsible products pushes innovation. Where today we may be able to re-grow human limbs and produce organic containers that degrade on demand, tomorrow we may be able to develop and grow genetically modified organic buildings and even entire city blocks that respond and develop to programmatic needs and user desires. Read the rest of this entry »

Ljubljana Skyscraper

By:  | March - 24 - 2010

Finalist  – 2010 Skyscraper Competition

Tomislav Maslovaric


The historic center of Ljubljana, Slovenia, has strict building regulations to preserve its medieval character. The Guardian is a proposed skyscraper of 28 floors that would surpass the tower of the medieval castle as the city’s highest structure. The most interesting aspect of this proposal is the dialogue it creates between existing and contemporary architecture. A provocative organic façade covered with vegetation interacts with the old city while the opposite façade with its minimalistic glass cladding overlooks the modern city.

The first three floors of the building are dedicated to commercial spaces while the rest would be occupied by offices and apartments. The skyscraper sits on top of one of the most important plazas. Read the rest of this entry »