For 10 years, the architecture publication eVolo Magazine has held an annual skyscraper competition, soliciting visionary designs that “challenge the way we understand vertical architecture.”
This year’s winners created plans that are nothing short of wild. From a drone “hive” to a man-made desert oasis, the buildings look like something out of a science fiction movie.
Many are designed with social and environmental uses in mind: there are data storage centres, pollution-mitigation facilities, and living spaces meant to alleviate the challenges of urban life.
Take a look at the eye-catching skyscrapers of the future, below — including the year’s three big winners and a selection of the honorable mentions.