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Skyscraper Village is ArchitectsJURY Winner

BUDAPEST, February 27, 2012 – Brendan Bakker, a graduate student at the Technical University of Delft in The Netherlands, has won an iMac in the 2011 Fall ArchitectsJURY competition. His entry, Skyscraper Village, was chosen by his peers in an online competition.

Designed using ARCHICAD, Skyscraper Village is based on the design and research of a city that supplies its own food. The building would function as a self-sufficient city, and would also consist of parks, open areas, dwellings, offices, and industrial areas. The goal of the building design was to create the feeling of being in a city. For example, Brendan designed multiple routes to get from one place in the building to another, just as one might take different routes to the same desitination in a city. The four towers that make up the design are connected to each other with bridges and platforms in an effort to maximize the use of natural light. “ARCHICAD allows me to design detailed engineering drawings on a very high level, while giving me the creative freedom I need,” Brendan said.

© Brendan Bakker
Skyscraper Village
© Brendan Bakker

About Brendan Bakker

A native of Voorschoten now living in Utrecht, The Netherlands, Brendan Bakker studied engineering at the University of Applied Sciences in Utrecht, specializing in architecture and the built environment. He is currently working on his Master’s degree in Architecture at the Technical University of Delft, which he expects to complete in 2013.

© Brendan Bakker
Brendan Bakker accepts an iMac for his winning entry in the ArchitectsJURY competition from Anne de Ruijtter of Kubus.

About ArchitectsJURY

The ArchitectsJURY competition is aimed at finding the best architectural student work, as judged by visitors to, the student architecture community. For more images of the winning project, please visit To learn about the 2011 Fall ArchitectsJURY competition, visit