Polish architects score major international success
A team of Polish architects, Paweł Lipiński and Mateusz Frankowski, are the winners of the 2017 Skyscraper Competition.
Their project Mashambas Skyscraper, which takes its name from the Swahili word for “cultivated land”, is a modular and scalable design, which is meant as an educational centre and marketplace for new agricultural communities in sub-Saharan Africa.
The flexible design, which can be easily assembled, disassembled, and transported, allows for multiple uses including a ground floor marketplace, warehouses, drone services, classrooms, and farming areas on the upper levels.
Paweł Lipiński and Mateusz Frankowski are last year’s graduates of the Department of Architecture and Town Planning of the Silesian University of Technology in Gliwice.
The Skyscraper Competition, which has been run by the eVolo Magazine since 2006, recognises visionary ideas for high-rise buildings. This year, a total of 444 projects have been examined by an international jury.