A skyscraper of the future containing swamps, mountains, glaciers and a jungle has been named the winner of eVolo’s 2015 Skyscraper Competition. Named Essence Skyscraper, the proposal by Polish architectural designers collectively known as BOMP, this project is an urban mega-structure that contains diverse natural habitats. The skyscraper would serve as a place to briefly escape urban life and stimulate diverse and complex experiences.
The main body of the building is divided into 11 natural landscapes. They are meant to form an environmentally justified sequence open to the public that includes extensive open floor plans that form spectacular spaces with water floors, fish tanks lifted up to 30 meters above ground, and jungle areas among others natural scenarios. The sequence landscapes might become a variable set of routes dedicated to different shades of adventure.
“The main goal of this project is to position non-architectural phenomena in an urban fabric,” they said, “an inspiration rooted in nature allowed to form a representation of external worlds in the shape of a vertical structure.”
“Away from everyday routines, in a dense city centre, a secret garden that combines architecture and nature is born.”