Hubris Nemesis Catharsis Rehabilitation Skyscraper Entry for the Evolo Skyscraper Competiton



The results from Evolo Skyscraper 2011 competition just came out yesterday. I participated in this competition along with the architect Silena Patsalidou by our entry Hubris Nemesis Catharsis , defining our notion and perspective of a contemporary urban skyscraper. Although the project didn’t achieve an distinction I am really satisfied with the outcome as well as with the winning project and the overall level of the competition. Indeed some of the best projects I have seen the past months were amongst the winning entries. I really encourage anyone thinking of trying this experience to go for it. More on the Evolo Website.

hub2The project is inspired by the triplet of emotions occurring in the ancient Greek Tragedy. The building reflects by its organization and morphology the processes that are essential for the urban revitalization of certain socially problematic groups of people and their entranceway to the normal life. The project was modeled in Grasshopper and the major  research procedures such as structure and flows were computed using Processing . Specifically a revised version of the Adaptive Materiality algorithm. Comments and inquiries are more than welcome.