First Place: Mashambas Skyscraper by Pawel Lipiński and Mateusz Frankowski (All images courtesy of eVolo)

eVolo Magazine has announced the winners of the 2017 Skyscraper Competition, which asked entrants to "challenge the way we understand vertical architecture and its relationship with the natural and built environments."

The jury* of the 2017 Skyscraper Competition selected 3 winners and 22 honorable mentions from the 444 projects received. The three winners are highlighted below, but more information on them and can be found on the eVolo website.

First place has been awarded to Pawel Lipiński and Mateusz Frankowski from Poland for the Mashambas Skyscraper: "The design proposes a modular and scalable skyscraper conceived as an educational center and marketplace for new agricultural communities in sub-Saharan Africa. The design seeks to increase farming opportunities and reduce hunger in these regions."

First Place: Mashambas Skyscraper by Pawel Lipiński and Mateusz Frankowski

Second place goes to Tianshu Liu and Lingshen Xie from the United States for Vertical Factories in Megacities: "The design investigates the benefits of moving factories back to megacities. The proposal calls for a series of alternating architectural layers- factories and recreational areas stacked together to create a vertical structure. Each recreational layer would feed from the waste and resources of these factories."

Second Place: Vertical Factories in Megacities by Tianshu Liu and Lingshen Xie

And third place has been awarded to Javier López-Menchero Ortiz de Salazar from Spain for the Espiral3500: "The project introduces the streets and complexity of the city’s horizontal plane into a spiraling vertical structure."

Third Place: Espiral3500 by Javier López-Menchero Ortiz de Salazar

*The jury for the 2017 Skyscraper Competition was made up of: