||Virtual Design World Cup Executive Committee
|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
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.
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 /
*Travelling and accommodation costs will be covered for teams whose works
have been selected for nomination.
||Apr. 3 (Mon) - Jun. 21 (Wed), 2017
Please submit the work plan by
Jun. 21 after the registration.
duration for free licenses
||April 3 (Mon) - November 24 (Fri), 2017
||Jul 19(Wed), 2017
||Sep. 29 (Fri) - Oct. 4 (Wed), 2017 24:00 Japan Time
||Oct. 8 (Sun) - Oct. 11 (Wed), 2017
||Oct. 13 (Fri), 2017
Up to 3 Japanese members (from outside the Kanto region) and 2 members
from overseas are invited to participate per team.
"Yangon -Aiming for an ideal and sustainable Asian city"
Since 2011 when democratic transition began following the official dissolution
of military dictatorship and the release of economic sanction from the
West, Myanmar has been making significant changes. Yangon, though stripped
of its “capital city” status in 2006 for Naypyidaw to take over, still
reigns as Myanmar’s economic capital with the country’s biggest population
at 7,360,000, promises a high economic growth rate as “Asia’s last frontier”,
and rapid increase in the number of road vehicles and cell phone carriers
now close to the entire population marks the beginning of the city’s ascent
to economic stardom. However, many issues are arising as by-products of
exponential economic development that the country has not been able to
The first is traffic problem. It goes without saying that congestion and road conditions are becoming worse every year and lack of awareness for traffic rules such as traffic lights and pedestrian’s right of way to cross a street makes the situation even worse, causing an increase in traffic accident fatalities, a serious concern. Parallel parking seen all too often on roads of Yangon where there are limited number of parking lots in buildings, and the fact that the country still follows right-hand traffic even though more than 90% of cars in the country now are used cars from Japan with steering wheel placed on the right side are causing traffic problem in the first place. The second problem is in disaster management. Situated in the delta region, Yangon is subjected to frequent flood during rainy season, consequently causing health issues, and this is due in no small part to the lack of drainage systems that we should see more of given the speed of infrastructure development apparent in the city today. The third problem is lack of electricity. As in the case of flood drainage systems, the demand for power too now far outweighs its supply causing power outages almost every day. This unstable power supply is obviously hindering economic activities, and is standing between the city and economic stardom.
All these issues originate from the abrupt change in the society. But if we look on the bright side, slow economic growth before democracy due to suppression of Yangon’s economic activities has contributed to the preservation of much of its environment and ecosystems including rich forests and lakes, and historic architectures built during colonial period, when it earned its name “the garden city”. If these resources are secured and used intelligently in urban development, the city will become one of the most attractive cities in Asia. More importantly, the good nature of people in a relatively peaceful Myanmar with a vibrant mix of many different ethnic groups, among them those with strong Buddhist virtues, will no doubt become the driving force of urban development.
The target site of this year’s VDWC comprises important urban elements
such as heavily congested arterial roads, downtown area that flourished
in the colonial period, central station, parks, and lakes. This region
is typically the area within Yangon where the above-mentioned issues and
potential for exponential growth co-exist and are most apparent. Comprehensive
and practical design solutions for these complex issues that drive unprecedented
growth of Yangon must be effectively simulated and persuasively presented
with innovative VR and simulation technology. Needless to say, these issues
are never neglected in reality as master plan for changes led by the government
is being updated and released every now and then. For instance, a height
restriction on buildings and infrastructures to keep the clear view of
Shwedagon Pagoda, the most sacred Buddhist pagoda in Myanmar respected
by many reverent Buddhist disciples in the city, must be considered for
the citizens. A proposal that effectively incorporates these considerations
in the existing master plan, and demonstrates the kind of urban development
feasible by the Yangon especially because it’s “Asia’s last frontier” with
a potential of turning the city into a sustainable model Asian city by
making most use of different types of provided software using methodologies
supported by data, are expected.
|VR data for the
|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
|Steps to Follow
|1. How to register
Please register and submit your work plan during the registration period
(Mon April 3 – Wed Jun 21, 2017).
Works submitted will be judged on an anonymous basis. Please choose a team name and title by which an individual or group CANNOT be identified.
To register, please complete the page accessible from the button below
with your team name, team members, etc.
Please download and fill out the form using the following link to present
your work with an overview explanation (in 100 words in English) and any
images and upload it using the Registration form above.
2.Download link to get you started
Once your registration has been processed, we will email you the following information.
・Download link for VR site model and materials for you to work on.
・How to apply for the seminars you want to take part in.
Please submit your final work during the project submission period (Fri Sep 29 – Wed Oct 4, 2017) by accessing the dedicated URL form that will be sent to you.
The VR data created by using the software/solution licensed free of charge
to the contestants
*It is mandatory to set up a script (automatic presentation) in the VR data of UC-win/Road. Please follow the rules below:
-Please make a 30 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 file of A1 sized poster (oriented
Please create your
poster with margin of 10mm on the left, right, top and
|Available software / Free
license duration term
|Rental duration for free
||April 3 (Mon) - November 24 (Fri)
*The rental duration,
license restrictions and format provided will depend on the
| Seminar schedule of available
Applicants can also participate in
training and seminar (free or paid) on this software held by
*9 venues : Tokyo (Main venue) TV Conference
(Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya, Fukuoka, Sendai, Sapporo, Kanazawa, Miyazaki)
World Cup Prize Award is worth 300,000 yen!|
||Award 300,000 yen, world cup, award
||Award 100,000 yen, excellent prize cup,
|Judge's Special Prize : About
||Award 50,000 yen, judge's special prize,
|Nominee's prize : About
||Award certificate, a panel of their work,
|Prof. Yasushi Ikeda
Chief of executive committee of VDWC
of Keio University
Representative of IKDS
||Mr. Yoshihisa Hanamura
NPO Civil Machizukuri Station
Director and Chairman
of Civil NPO Collaboration Platform
Harvard University, USA
||Mr. DAVID TSENG
National Chiao Tung
|| Results Announcement and Award
||Date : November 16 (Thu), 2017 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.
Judgement / Award
||A presenter for The 5th CPWC / 7th VDWC|
|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.
||A presenter for The 5th CPWC / 7th VDWC|
|Born in Tokyo in 1958 and graduated as
Political Science and Economics major from Waseda
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
||The use of 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 project, which must have the element of the BIM/CIM and VR and the
capability to be used within these disciplines. The works will be evaluated
based on :
- Incorporation of BIM/CIM and VR concepts
- Conception time
- Design quality
- Logicality and technical capability
- Aesthetic appeal and originality
- Presentation skills
All VR data content is the copyright material of the individual applicant
The submitted VR data will not be redistributed, but FORUM8 holds the right
- Access project data and material
- Edit or reproduce created media (images or video)
- Post or introduce it on websites, magazines, books, newspapers etc. as
a sales activity or an advertisement
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