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The 6th VDWC
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 Results Announcement of Virtual Design World Cup 2016 
A total of 53 teams have signed up to Virtual Design World Cup (VDWC), the 6th Students BIM&VR Design Contest on Cloud (hosted by Virtual Design World Cup Executive Committee). 34 teams (6 from Japan and 28 from overseas) have passed the prejudging, and 11 works (3 from Japan and 8 from overseas) have been nominated. In 17 November 2016, at Shinagawa Intercity Hall, the World Cup Award, 2 Excellent award, and 4 Judge's special prize have been determined through the final open judging.

  No. 40
 Title : Green Wave
 Team Name : Dreams  University: National University of Kaohsiung  Country : Taiwan

Overview
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The major concept of “Green Wave” is inspired by the Yarra river which was an important resource for the indigenous Australians and its tributaries were important meeting places between indigenous communities. Therefore, the Lorimer precinct will turn into a major access point to the city with a good coordination of various functions. Comprehensive and practical design solutions for the complex issues of usability, disaster prevention and sustainability will be simulated and presented with BIM/CIM and VR in this redevelopment plan.

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  No. 43
 Title : ORIGIN HILLS
 Team Name : Suqreme University: Shibaura Institute of Technology  Country : Japan

Overview
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Melbourne's people have intimate relations with trees.But nowadays,urban development scale is becoming bigger and bigger. Or Buildings constructed become higher and higher.Therefore people are lossing interest in the city. So that we propose the city not only solve the traffic problem like the tram but also recreate the relationship between the human and the tree.The city we proposed will bring the people interest in the city and the people may contact the city like the trees.

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  No. 33
 Title : Modern City Farming
 Team Name : Old McDonalds Vertical Farm
University : The University of Western Sydney   Country : Australia

Overview
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As a growing Melbourne extends its carbon footprint, particularly around food production, our team returns food production back into city life. This is achieved through proximity and engagement. There are opportunities for collaboration with a modernised agricultural focused High School, research and development hub, entrepreneurs and tested businesses.
To increase opportunity for collaboration, sky bridges will link modern high tech and sustainable buildings, and common areas will house both indoor gardens, and technology that optimises sharing information and ideas.
Introducing a wide variety of transportation options; including the light rail line that connects with the existing network; and lightly restricting car permeability to Lorimer will encourage patronage to these alternative options


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Judge's Special Prize
Prof. Yasushi Ikeda
(Chief of the executive committee of VDWC/ professor of Graduate School of Keio University/ Representative of IKDS)
  No. 44
 Title : Melbourne Ripple
 Team Name : Hen-hui studio  University: National University of Kaohsiung  Country : Taiwan

Overview
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“Melbourne Ripple” is planned for the extension of the central city Melbourne to transform former industrial precincts into a series of modern, vibrant and distinctive areas. The design concept of this plan is inspired by the Yarra river which was a major food source and meeting place for indigenous Australians from prehistoric times. Therefore, the major transportation center will represent the landscape ecology and traditional culture of Australia. In addition, this plan will apply the functions of BIM/CIM and VR in the design processes to analysis and simulate the functionality, sustainability, ecology, and disaster prevention of the redevelopment plan.

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Judge's Special Prize
Mr. Yoshihisa Hanamura
(Director of NPO Civil Machizukuri Station/
Director and Chairman of Civil NPO Collaboration Platform)
  No. 41
 Title : ReMelbourne Transfer Station
 Team Name : Reborn  University: National University of Kaohsiung  Country : Taiwan

Overview
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ReMelbourne is a redevelopment plan for Lorimer precinct. In this plan, a multifunctional transportation center will be designed by the image of shell spiral. The traffic networks include the highway, LRT, and bus transit are all considered among a background that prioritizes pedestrians and cyclists over vehicles for neighbourhood access. The functions of BIM/CIM and VR will be applied in the design processes to analysis and simulate the transportation and energy consumption in this plan.

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Judge's Special Prize
Associate Prof. Kostas Terzidis
(Harvard University)
  No. 17
 Title : The Green Revolution of Lorimer.
 Team Name : ICE-TCH University: University of Transport and Communications  Country : Vietnam

Overview
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For the theme “Extension of the central city Melbourne”, ICE - TECH team has an idea of designing and planning Fishermans Bend area (especially focus on Lorimer) following the topic “The Green Revolution of Lorimer.” Our goal is turning Lorimer into a green area, a flexible place with a strong connection to Melbourne City and the bay as well as a dynamic, mix of uses and activities place with high quality environment. This improvement can make not only Lorimer residents but Melburnians and visitors also love this city and consider it as one of the world’s most distinct place. It is a real revolution of Lorimer that changes Lorimer to “Friendly Green” city. To make that dream come true, we follow the “3R” idea standing for: RENEW, REFRESH, RELAXING.

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Judge's Special Prize
Prof. C David Tseng
(National Chiao Tung University/
Representative of an architects office CitiCraft)
  No. 42
 Title : Connecting People Connecting City
 Team Name : LET’S JUMP  University: National University of Kaohsiung  Country : Taiwan

Overview
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As a key part of an expanded central city, “Connecting People Connecting City” will transform former industrial precincts into a series of modern, vibrant and distinctive areas. The transformation will forge a direct connection to the bay and accommodate tens of thousands of residents and workers, driving significant economic growth and accommodating Melbourne’s growing population. The functions of BIM/CIM and VR are applied in the design processes to analyze and simulate the sustainability, green transportation and disaster prevention and solutions in this re-development plan.

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  No. 6
 Title :  The Lung Of Melbourne
 Team Name :  Amphibians University: Feng-Chia University  Country : Taiwan

Overview
How to experience VR data with VR-Cloud®
First, gather relevant information on public transportation systems and bicycle transportation system through the Internet, and then draw our ideas on paper, then use the sketch up to build out our model.
We will model transformation FBX file, and then import the UC-WIN / ROAD simulated traffic flow and flow.


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  No. 20
 Title : Urban redevelopment using water space
 Team Name : W.D.M.:Watershed Design & Management
University: Ritsumeikan University  Country : Japan

Overview
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Human culture often develops around river basins, e.g., the Ganges in India. We propose to develop the harbor region, Fisherman’s Bend, in Melbourne, where the Yarra River flows into the center, for use as business and residential amenities and for sightseeing. Buildings, similar in design to those seen in the United Kingdom, are present in this area. So our design makes reference to a view on the Thames. However, the water quality of the Yarra River is poor as it is affected by drainage from factories; the influence of an improvement in river water quality in the area is predicted by Virtual Reality.

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  No. 30
 Title : A Sustainable Central City
 Team Name : M.C.A.A. University: University of Technology Sydney  Country : Australia

Overview
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This proposal considers maximising use of space by incorporating shared economy principles and incorporates solutions based on urban planning. Traffic measures have been developed for the expected high density population and will grow with the population. Modular design will allow for efficient maintenance, ensuring that the precinct retains its welcoming green aesthetic. The overarching goal of this design is to create liveable, sustainable, high density spaces which grow and adapt with urban growth. The design is an aesthetically pleasing precinct with a-deeply-thought-about traffic flow system. Integration of the systems is throughout the precinct and encourages a healthier, more connected lifestyle.

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  No. 46
 Title : KULIN GREEN
 Team Name : 5-t-W University: Hosei University  Country : Japan

Overview
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Features of this work is,
1.Lighting design
2.Landscape change along the time series
3.Zoning with a sharp that gave a height difference
4.Due to the formation of the wind of the road, impact analysis of the wind and heat environment
and, inspired by was the indigenous people of Melbourne "Kulin people", was the nature that once existed attempted to reproduce the modern Melbourne.


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  Prize

The World Cup Prize Award is worth 300,000 yen!

World cup prize : 1
Award 300,000 yen, world cup, award certificate

Excellent prize : 2
Award 100,000 yen, excellent prize cup, award certificate

Judge's Special Prize : About 4
Award 50,000 yen, judge's special prize, award certificate

Nominee's prize : About 5
Award certificate, a panel of their work, memorials

  Judging Committee
       
Prof. Yasushi Ikeda
Chief of executive committee of VDWC
Graduate School of Keio University
Representative of IKDS
  Mr. Yoshihisa Hanamura
Director of NPO Civil Machizukuri Station
Director and Chairman of Civil NPO Collaboration Platform
  Associate Prof.
Kostas Terzidis
Harvard University, USA
  Mr. DAVID TSENG
National Chiao Tung University,
Taiwan
 

Adviser: Associate Prof. Jane Burry
An architect who directs the Spatial Information Architecture Laboratory (SIAL) and coordinates the Master of Design Innovation and Technology (MDIT) program at RMIT University in Australia.


  Results Announcement and Award Ceremony

Date : November 17 (Thu), 2016 Venue : Shinagawa Intercity Hall (MAP)

The winning award works will be selected through the final judging committee and judge on cloud via VR-Cloud® and the Award Ceremony will be held.

Open Judgement / Award Ceremony 
A presenter for The 4th CPWC / 6th VDWC
Ryuta Ieiri
He is an architectural IT journalist transmitting information on his blog to solve the business challenges that the construction industry has including the productivity growth, global environmental protection and internationalization etc. by introducing BIM, 3DCAD and informatization construction etc.

Award Ceremony 
A presenter for The 4th CPWC / 6th VDWC
Yuji Abe
Born in Tokyo in 1958 and graduated as Political Science and Economics major from Waseda University.
He has currently taken successive lead roles as a reporter in various Japanese TV programs such as "Variety show Sukkiri!!". He is known for his competence in English, his ability that helped him become a professional private teacher who helped his students pass an entrance exam to many prestigious schools and also helped him interview Hollywood stars visiting Japan without an interpreter.

  Judging standard

The use UC-win/Road is mandatory for the creation of the work. In addition, contestants must use at least one more FORUM8 software/solution to create their work of art, which must have the element of the BIM/CIM and VR and the capability of being used in these disciplines. The works will be evaluated how the new design was created in terms of the availability of BIM/CIM and also VR, duration of creating work and its quality, logicality and technical capabilities, sensuousness and originality and presentation skills will be evaluated.

Copyright
  • All contents of the awarded VR data is the copyright of each applicants.
  • The submitted VR data will not be distributed, but FORUM8 has a right to use the data and works, edit and reproduce the images and videos etc. and post or introduce it on website, magazines, books, newspaper etc. as a sales activity or an advertisement as a secondary user of VR data.

  Overview
Organizer : Virtual Design World Cup Executive Committee
 
Theme 2016
"Extension of the central city Melbourne"
- Ideas for urban design in Fisherman's Bend Urban Renewal Area



The 6th Virtual Design World Cup
The 6th Students BIM & VR Design Contest on Cloud
-Cloud-based design competition for civil engineering and construction works with BIM/CIM and VR! -


Theme 2016
"Extension of the central city Melbourne"
- Ideas for urban design in Fisherman's Bend Urban Renewal Area

This is an international design competition for students to compete amongst each other in designing an innovative architecture, bridge and city design using BIM/CIM &VR technologies.
Every year students compete for the top prize which is given to an outstanding work outlining a predefined theme in the aspect of design, innovative idea, and creativity. They plan and design their work based on the theme and then run a simulation. Their final model will be presented to the judges in a form of a script for evaluation.
To assist students with the production of their work, we plan to carry out workshops and seminars. We will also support the students who will make use of software from now on. Also you can communicate and collect a lot of information without having to visit the local area by participating various workshop reviews through the Web and VR forum ( 3D cloud BBS ). The script of VR data created by FORUM8's software and a "Concept poster" (A1 size (lateral) in PDF format) are required for the final submission and the judgment is performed on the basis of "VR Cloud judgment". We would like you to use FORUM8's BIM software and VR technologies by all means and consider this competition as an opportunity to create your masterpiece. We encourage students from different departments majoring in different field of studies to make a team to work on their model together to demonstrate that BIM/CIM can be used in various discipline.

 Application term / Schedule

Registration Period Apr. 4 (Mon) - Jun. 21 (Tue), 2016
Please submit the work plan by Jun. 21 after the registration.
Rental duration for free licenses April 4 (Mon) - November 25 (Fri), 2016
1st round presentation /review Jul 12 (Tue), 2016
Project Submission Period Oct. 1 (Sat) - Oct. 6 (Thu), 2016 Japan Time
Judging Period Oct. 9 (Sun) - Oct. 13 (Thu), 2016
Nominate Announcement Oct. 14 (Fri), 2016
*Travelling and accommodation fee are provided for the selected teams for nominated works. Up to 3 members from the area other than Kanto area and 2 member from overseas in each team are scheduled to be invited.
 
Theme2016
"Extension of the central city Melbourne"

- Ideas for urban design in Fishermans Bend Urban Renewal Area -


VR design for community

Forum8's Virtual Design World Cup (VDWC) has continued to expand year on year, with growing interest from more participants around the world. The potential increases further this year with VDWC 2016 moving to Melbourne, capital city of the state of Victoria and the second largest city in Australia in the southern Hemisphere. Fishermans Bend, located between the existing Melbourne central city and Port Phillip Bay, is the largest, and one of the most significant, urban renewal areas in Australia. The Victorian Government's long term strategy for metropolitan Melbourne, which is called Plan Melbourne, identifies Fishermans Bend as a key part of an expanded central city that will transform former industrial precincts into a series of modern, vibrant and distinctive areas..
In this grand plan, our subject of VDWC 2016 focuses on urban design proposals in and around the Lorimer precinct. Lorimer, within the City of Melbourne municipality, is adjacent to the existing central city - directly south of Docklands and close to Southbank (urban renewal areas that have been redeveloped since the 1990s) and the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.
The Victorian Government (with input from the City of Melbourne and other stakeholders) is preparing a precinct plan for Lorimer to achieve the vision for the precinct to be a great place with a vibrant mix of uses, including housing, employment and retail. The Fishermans Bend Strategic Framework Plan which was produced by Metropolitan Planning Authority in 2014 provides the current high level guidance for development.
Fishermans Bend is a complex project. Routes for new public transport services (which are vital to unlocking this area for redevelopment) have not yet been confirmed. The large Westgate Freeway and Citylink/Bolte Bridge structures divide the area and connections across, over or under those elevated roads are important. These are all considered among a background that prioritizes pedestrians and cyclists over vehicles for neighbourhood access.


Provided VR data is around the Lorimer precinct. Please create your proposal with a focus on this precinct.

Lorimer Precinct Planning : http://participate.melbourne.vic.gov.au/lorimer
Fishermans Bend Urban Renewal :
http://www.mpa.vic.gov.au/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/FBURA-Recast-Fact-Sheet-April-2015.pdf

Comprehensive and practical design solutions for the complex issues of landscape and traffic, amenity and sustainability, must be effectively simulated and persuasively presented with VR. The creativity of participants will be called on in first understanding previous discussions and current plans, and then focusing on innovative ideas for their design proposals.

VR data for the Competition Site
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Qualification for applicant

All the team members involved should be either students or working students.
There must be at least 3 members in your team to apply.
Please make sure you outline the work contributed by each member of your team.

Deliverables

Fill-out Form for Work Plan (submit by Tue. 21 June)
Please use the "Fill-out Form for Work Plan" to type in the title of your work, your team name and team members, and to present your work with an explanation of its overview (in 100 words in English) and image(s). Please present how you wish to mix and match different types of software you intend to rent and use them interactively through data exchange and simulation either in words and/or using images, sketch, and diagrams.

*All of the works will be judged on an anonymous basis. Please choose a team name and title by which an individual or group CANNOT be identified.
(Word, 488KB)
E-mail : bim@forum8.co.jp
Please email with a subject of "VDWC Work Plan submission (team name)".

The VR data created by using the software/solution licensed free of charge to the contestants,
*It is mandatory to set up one main script (automatic presentation) in the VR data of UC-win/Road. Please follow the rules below:

- Please make a 15 second script as your main script, in such a way as to convey the aim of your work to the reviewer intuitively, like a commercial.
- You may make multiple scripts each lasting for about 15 seconds in addition to your main script, however, please make sure the concept of your work can be understood by watching the main script alone.
(PDF, 151KB)

PDF file of A1 sized poster (oriented horizontally).
*In English.
Please create your poster with margin of 10mm on the left, right, top and bottom.
format(zip, 53KB)

Entry flow

1. Please send the filled out entry form which can be downloaded from below to the following e-mail address along with the scanned students' ID cards of all of your members during the registration period (April 4 (Mon) - June 21 (Tue), 2016).
Please email with a subject of "VDWC Work Plan submission (team name)".
E-mail : bim@forum8.co.jp

2.After your entry has been accepted, we will send you the following information:
-Registration ID
-Download link for VR site model and materials we provide for you to work on.
-How to apply for the seminars you want to take part in.

3.Please submit your final entry via our online submission form coming to you shortly, during the project submission period (October 1 (Sat) - October 6 (Thu)). We will then send you the site (the 3DVR cloud server) on which you can test your work, along with your ID and password.

Available software / Free license duration term

Rental duration for free licenses
April 4 (Mon) - November 25 (Fri)
*The rental duration, license restrictions and format provided will depend on the individual product.

Available Software       **Required software
**UC-win/Road (including Tsunami, Debris-Avalanche, Point Cloud / As-built drawing management plug-ins)   3D VR Simulation
    Allplan(Architecture/Engineering)     Integrated Civil Construction BIM Solution
    Engineer's Studio®    3D Plate Dynamic Non-linear Analysis
    UC-1 Series (Bridge pier design, Bridge abutment design, 3D bar arrangement CAD) Civil Design CAD (Japanese only)
    3DCAD Studio®
    UC-1 for SaaS (UC-1 cloud version, RC section, FRAME others) (Japanese only)
    Multiframe     3D Construction Analysis
    DesignBuilder    Building Energy Consumption Calculation
    xpswmm    Water Run-off Analysis *1
    EXODUS / SMARTFIRE Analysis Support Service, Evacuation Analysis Support Service  *2
    Wind and Heat Movement Analysis Support Service  *2
    Municipality Solution  *3
    Parking Solution  *3
   VR City Planning System  *3
    Super Computer Cloud®

*1  Software whose function is limited, for example the number of node.
*2  Simplified analysis service with BIM data is provided.
*3  Various solution/service (analysis/rendering, etc) are available for a limited time for application in BIM.

 Seminar schedule of available products

Applicants can also participate in training and seminar (free or paid) on this software held by FORUM8.

*7 venues : Tokyo (Main venue)      TV Conference (Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya, Fukuoka, Sendai, Sapporo, Kanazawa)


Date Venue Seminar Products and solution
4/8 Shanghai, Tsingtao,
Taipei
UC-win/Road VR Advance seminar UC-win/Road
4/12 7 venues/Web Engineer's Studio® seminar Engineer's Studio®
4/13 7 venues/Web 3DCAD Studio® VR seminar 3DCAD Studio®(JP),UC-win/Road
4/21 Sapporo UC-win/Road VR seminar UC-win/Road
 4/21 Shanghai, Tsingtao,
Taipei 
 xpswmm xpswmm
4/22 7 venues/Web CIM seminar IM&VR(JP)
5/10 Kanazawa UC-win/Road Advanced VR seminar UC-win/Road
 5/12 Shanghai, Tsingtao,
Taipei 
UC-win/Road SDK seminar UC-win/Road SDK
5/17 7 venues/Web Allplan seminar Allplan
5/19 Tokyo UC-win/Road Advanced VR seminar UC-win/Road
 5/19 Shanghai, Tsingtao,
Taipei 
UC-win/Road Driving Simulator seminar UC-win/Road
Driving Simulator
5/24
- 5/25
Hukuoka UC-win/Road seminar UC-win/Road
5/26 7 venues/Web Resilience Design / CIM analysis support seminar
(ES, Geotechnical Analysis)
Engineer's Studio®

  For Inquiries

FORUM8 Co., Ltd Tokyo head office Publishing team in charge of Virtual Design World Cup
Shinagawa Intercity A-21F, 2-15-1 Konan, Minato-ku, Tokyo 108-6021 Japan
TEL : 03-6894-1888          FAX : 03-6894-3888      E-mail : bim@forum8.co.jp
URL : http://www.forum8.co.jp/english/index.html

  Contest History

Virtual Design World Cup
The 5th Student BIM & VR Design Contest


Theme 2015
"Redevelopment of Keelung Station Area in Taiwan"

Virtual Design World Cup
The 4th Student BIM & VR Design Contest


Theme 2014
"Sustainable Olympic Town in Tokyo Bay 2020"

Virtual Design World Cup
The 3rd Student BIM & VR Design Contest


Theme 2013
"Sustainable Station Front in Global Metropolis"



Virtual Design World Cup
The 2nd Student BIM & VR Design Contest

Theme 2012
"Sustainable Design of Marine City"

Virtual Design World Cup
The 1st Student BIM & VR Design Contest


Theme 2011
"SHIBUYA Bridge"


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