|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.
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.
●World Cup Prize : 1 (Award 300,000 yen)
●Excellent prize : 2 (Award 100,000 yen)
●Judge's special prize : About 4 (Award 50,000 yen)
Nominee's prize (Memorials)
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.
|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
"Sharable urban system of future Shanghai"
Shanghai is leading the economic development of the huge high-growth nation
of China. The target city of this year's VDWC is the Pudong district of
Shanghai, whose skyline is dominated by a great many futuristic skyscrapers
built in the past 30 years. Pudong might now be one of the places on the
planet undergoing the most intense change. The district has earned such
status due to the penetration of IoT in a society driven by smartphones,
and the aggressive introduction of the shared economy. Sharing social resources
through IT technology, as represented by Uber, are a current focus around
the world. In China, sharing is now common for bicycles through to offices;
networked economic activities might suit the Chinese traditional culture
This shared economy can be considered as a challenge in the creation of
an entirely new urban system. If, in addition to transportation systems
and networks, spatial resources like parking lots and meeting rooms, solar
energy generated by individual facilities as well as water resources stored
and treated by individual facilities, meals, entertainment, and almost
everything available in the city becomes sharable easily and efficiently
among a wide network of people, the sharing efficiency of cities may not
only improve, but also the urban space may change entirely. This may include
changing its architectural configuration and rearranging different design
features that each play a specific role in making a fully functional city
- to accommodate a sharable urban system. Such innovation is indeed a key
concept of future architecture and urban design. The urban system originally
incorporates "mobility (circulation / traffic / communication)".
To recognize and control the urban system dynamic such as the flow of energy,
food, and goods in addition to people and vehicles, computer simulation
will be a powerful tool. In particular, it will be a valuable resource
for predicting the complex interaction of autonomous distributed and shared-economy
Contestants are asked to design a variety of shared urban systems and a
new city that could potentially be created by these systems, while analyzing
and presenting their ideas using simulation. Simulations do not need to
be very complex, but simulations should go beyond merely confirming the
design concept. If you select vehicle traffic as the shared system, for
example, you are expected to actively apply simulations to your design
such as pursuing new ideas after simulating and understanding the mechanism
of "mobility" required for the design or inventing a way to adapt
to mobility changes. In addition to the symbolic high-rise buildings, typical
modern Chinese multi-storey apartments and undeveloped areas are included
in the large target area. While you can focus on one office building or
one intersection, you can also focus on a problem or natural phenomenon
in the whole area. In essence, you are expected to show how shared systems
will develop the Pudong city of the future in Shanghai.
|VR data for the
|Steps to Follow
1. How to register
Please register and submit your work plan during the registration period
(Mon April 2 – Thu Jun 21, 2018).
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.
|| (Word, 240KB)
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 28 – Wed Oct 3, 2018) 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, 330KB)
PDF file of A1 sized poster (oriented
Please create your
poster with margin of 10mm on the left, right, top and
|| (zip, 53KB)
|Available software / Free license duration term
|Rental duration for free
||April 2 (Mon) - November 22 (Thu).2018
*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
*10 venues : Tokyo (Main venue) TV Conference
(Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya, Fukuoka, Sendai, Sapporo, Kanazawa, Miyazaki, Okinawa)
||Products and solution
||Engineer's Studio® seminar
||UC-win/Road Expert training seminar
||UC-win/Road Advanced・VR seminar
||UC-win/Road Creater seminar
||UC-1 Series seminar
||UC-win/Road Expert training seminar
||UC-1 Series seminar
||Pier design 3D bar arrangement
(partial factor method) /
Reappearance Calculation for pier seminar
|Pier design 3D bar arrangement、
Pier design 3D bar arrangement
(partial factor method)
|Prof. Yasushi Ikeda
Chief of executive committee of VDWC
of Keio University
Representative of IKDS
Tongji University, China
||Prof. Masaru Minagawa
Professor of Faculty of Engineering
Department of Urban and Civil
Engineering /Vice President,
Tokyo City University
||Mr. DAVID TSENG
National Chiao Tung
|| Results Announcement and Award
||Date : November 15 (Thu), 2018 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
||An construction IT journalist
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.
Born in Tokyo in 1958 and graduated as
Political Science and Economics major from Waseda
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
||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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