Result of 1st Round Screening

Expecting new types of airport ideas with innovation and originality. Some works are conscious of digital twins.

On July 12th, the 1st round screening for the 12th VDWC was held, and the juries selected the 31 entry teams from among the many applications from Japan and other Asian countries. The entry teams are supposed to create and submit works, and the final judging and award ceremony will be held at the Design Festival 2022-3Days in November after the advance nomination judging.

Applicants should successfully incorporate the lifestyle changed by COVID-19 into their work. They should also consider not only design but also simulation, which is a feature of this contest.

In addition, since Sydney is located far from other major cities in the world, we are looking forward to ideas on how to devise remote communication there, and ideas for a new type of airport that is not conventional but innovative and original.

▲The 1st round screening was held on July 12th.
Juries (From the top): Prof. Yasushi Ikeda (Committee Chief), Prof. Kostas Terzidis, Prof. C DAVID Tseng

Outline

Task for submission

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.

Based on the theme of the year, applicants are asked to complete their works utilizing BIM/CIM data that combines at least two or more design results, such as VR simulation, transportation, bridge/tunnel/road structure, building structure, environment, disaster prevention/evacuation, etc. 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. 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.

Theme2022
A city where humans and smart mobility coexist
- Western Sydney Airport Terminal Neighborhood

[Free rental software]

  • ■VRCG Software UC-win/Road
    A 3D Realtime Virtual Reality Software available in multiple languages including Japanese, English, Chinese, etc. It can be used for various simulations such as traffic, roads, construction, environment, disaster prevention and evacuation.

  • ■UC-win/Road Assessment Plugin
    Environmental assessment plug-in enables to perform VR and simple assessment by using a variety of real-time simulation functions of UC-win/Road. It is possible to assess the green view rate and sunshine obstruction, and predict light reflection from solar panels.

■Seismic and structural analysis FEM software Engineer's Studio®

■Integrated BIM solution for building and civil engineering Allplan

■EXODUS/SMARTFIRE Analysis Support Service, Evacuation Analysis Support Service

Online Seminars

Juries
  • VDWC Head Judge Prof. Yasushi Ikeda

    Project Prof., Univ. of Tokyo, Faculty of Engineering, Dept. of Architecture, Architecture Information Lab.

  • Prof. Kostas Terzidis

    Tongji University

  • Prof. C. DAVID TSENG

    National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan

  • Assoc. Prof. Takehiko Nagakura

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Department of Architecture

Schedule
Entry Period

Fri. April 1st - Thu. June 30th, 2022

Product license
free loan period

Fri. April 1st - Fri. Nov 25th, 2022

Preliminary screening / Notification of Qualification Results

Screening: Tue. July 12th, 2022
Result notification: Wed. July 20th, 2022

Submission Period

Tue. Sep 20th - Sun. Oct 2nd, 2022

Cloud screening

Fri. Oct 7th - Thu. Oct 13th, 2022

Announcement of Nominations

Fri. October 14th, 2022

Open Final Judging and Award Ceremony

Thu. November 17th, 2022
Venue: Shinagawa Intercity Hall(MAP)

Prize

  • World Cup Award
    (1 work)

    Prize 300,000 Yen

  • Excellence Award

    Prize 100,000 Yen

  • Honorable Judge Award
    (About 4 works)

    Prize 50,000 Yen

  • Nomination Award

    Souvenir

Up to 3 members from the area other than Kanto area and 2 members from overseas in each team are scheduled to be invited.

Overview

Qualification for applicant
Outline
Cloud-based design competition for civil engineering and construction works with BIM/CIM and VR!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.
Based on the theme of the year, applicants are asked to complete their works utilizing BIM/CIM data that combines at least two or more design results, such as VR simulation, transportation, bridge/tunnel/road structure, building structure, environment, disaster prevention/evacuation, etc. 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. 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.
Task for submission

Theme2022
A city where humans and smart mobility coexist - Western Sydney Airport Terminal Neighborhood

Sydney is not only the largest city in Australia, but also one of the world's leading tourist cities in the southern hemisphere. Construction of Sydney's new airport has begun at Badgerys Creek, Sydney, New South Wales, 50km west of Sydney, and is scheduled to open in December 2026. Unlike the current Sydney Airport, which has restrictions on takeoffs and landings, this 24-hour airport is expected to become Australia's largest passenger airport in the future, and in conjunction with the construction of this airport, the surrounding area, which is currently empty, is the site of a project called the Aerotropolis, one of the largest urban development projects in Australia.

VDWC would like to see a proposal that envisions a future commercial and business district adjacent to the West Sydney Airport Terminal. The design of the terminal was selected in a competition by Zaha Hadid and Cox Architect. The Sydney West Metro Line, which will connect Sydney's central business district with the new international airport, has been planned, but on the other hand, a large amount of automobile traffic is expected to concentrate in the vicinity of the airport, not only from passengers, but also from people engaged in airport-related work, import and export, and people staying temporarily in hotels. In addition, in order to move around a vast area on a human scale, new and small, low-speed, automated traffic that can run not only on roads but also inside buildings, unlike conventional cars and trains, will be used, and robots and drones will also intersect to create a city of advanced mobility. Naturally, this is a very appropriate place to consider a model of a smart mobility city where everything from airplanes, trains, cars, automated transportation, and robots all works together in harmony with humans.

Smart mobility means collecting real-time traffic information to streamline operations, and what is required here is the construction of a cyber-physical system that can constantly sense the dynamism of various urban transportation systems and provide feedback for optimal control. Of course, this requires not only convenience of transportation, but also reduction of energy consumption for a low-carbon society, enjoyment of human life, and coexistence with the environment. We would like to see a proposal that shows the system in a simulation from the perspective of designing a smart mobility city of the future, with the aforementioned factors.

VR data for the Competition Site

Application Requirements
All participants involved in the creation of the submitted work must be students (working students, graduation research and production works created before graduation in the year 2021 are also eligible).
Entries must be submitted as a team of three or more people, and each member must clearly indicate the part of the work that they were responsible for.
Copyright of the submitted works

The copyrights to all data, works, and products created through this competition shall remain the property of the authors.

Forum8 shall have the right to edit and process the data, works, and deliverables created by the author, and shall have the right to use them for secondary purposes, such as publishing and distributing them on its website, e-mail news, PR magazines, books, magazines, newspapers, etc., as part of external announcements, research presentations, sales activities, and public relations activities.

Judging criteria

The use of UC-win/Road is required for the production of the work. In addition, contestants must use at least one more FORUM8 software/solution to create their project. BIM/CIM data and posters explaining the results of these linkages and design/analysis will be submitted. Data and posters explaining these linkages and the results of design and analysis will be evaluated in terms of the degree of use of BIM/CIM and VR, creation period and quality, logic and technical skills, aesthetics and originality, and presentation techniques, and how the software was used to create a new design.

Open judging and award ceremony

Date of event: Thu. November 17th, 2022
Venue: Shinagawa Intercity Hall(MAP)

Nominated teams will be asked to participate in the open judging and give a one-minute presentation. If you do not participate, you will not be eligible for an award.
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.
The competition result will be also announced on the FORUM8 website.

Entry and submission process
1.Entry Registration

Please register and submit your work plan in English during the registration period (Fri. April 2nd – Thu. June 30th, 2022).
Judging will be conducted blindly. The name of the team or work should not identify the individual or group, such as the name of the country or school.
To register, please complete the page accessible from the button below with your team name, team members, etc.

Entry / Register
* Ended

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.

Entry Form

2.After entry is accepted

The following information will be sent to you by e-mail after the entry has been accepted.

- Entry ID
- URL to download the data and materials provided for the production of the work
- Information on how to apply for seminars you wish to attend

Free rental of product licenses

3.Preliminary Rounds / Notification of Results

The preliminary screening will be held on Tue. July 12th, and the selection results will be announced on Wed. July 20th.

4.Submission of work

Only teams that enter before the deadline and pass the qualifying round will be allowed to submit their works. Please submit your work during the submission period (Tue. September 20th, 2022, to Sun. October 2nd, 2022) at the dedicated URL that will be separately announced at a later date.

[Documents to be submitted]

- Data created by the software solution used
UC-win/Road VR data (data that violates copyrights is prohibited)
* Scripting (automatic presentation) settings are required for UC-win/Road VR data. Please observe the following points.
- Create a 30-second main script to convey the main idea of the work, like a commercial.
- In addition, you may optionally create multiple scripts of about 15 seconds each, but please make sure that your work can be recognized by looking at the main script alone.
- Give your script a unique name.
- Cloud screening will be conducted at a resolution of 768x432. Please note the font size.

How to make your script (PDF, 523KB)

- "Data" created with FORUM8 software (2 or more data files)

- 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.

Contact for inquiries and questions

FORUM8 Co. Ltd. Tokyo Head office Cloud Programing World Cup Section
Shinagawa Intercity A-21F, 2-15-1 Konan, Minato-ku, Tokyo 108-6021 Japan 108-6021
TEL:03-6894-1888 FAX:03-6894-3888
E-mail: bim@forum8.co.jp
URL: http://www.forum8.co.jp/english/

Available software
Duration of free rental of product license

Fri. April 1st, 2022 to Fri. November 25th, 2022

* The rental duration, license restrictions and format provided will depend on the individual product.
* Rental licenses allow the use of all the functions that each applicable software offers, but they cannot be used for purposes other than the competition.

Available software

(Planned rental products) **Required software *At least 2 products shall be used.

**UC-win/Road
(including Aimsun Linkage, VISSIM Linkage, Micro Simulation Player, Parking Lot, Assessment, Tsunami, Debris-Avalanche, Point Cloud / As-built drawing management plugins)

Allplan
Integrated Civil Construction BIM Solution

* Engineer's Studio®
3D Plate Dynamic Non-linear Analysis

3DCAD Studio®

Shade3D

* UC-1 Series
Civil engineering design CAD
Vehicle Trajectory Mapping System, Parking Drawing System, Pier 3D bar arrangement, Abutment design 3D bar arrangement, 3D bar arrangement CAD, etc.

* UC-1 for SaaS
UC-1 cloud version, RC section, FRAME, etc.) (Japanese only)

* DesignBuilder
Building Energy Consumption Calculation

EXODUS / SMARTFIRE Analysis Support Service, Evacuation Analysis Support Service  *1

* Wind and Heat Movement Analysis Support Service  *1

* Municipality solution *2

* Parking solution *2

* VR city planning system *2

* Super computing cloud *2

*1 Simplified analysis service with BIM data is provided.
*2 Various solution/service (analysis/rendering, etc) are available for a limited time for application in BIM. Advance counseling about the purpose of use is required.

Online Seminars

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

Past Award-Winning Works

  • The 11th World Cup Award

    Burbur Chacha, National University of Kaohsiung (Taiwan)

    Bubble Stream
    "Bubble Stream" will be the blueprint for the future of Phuket in the post-epidemic era. By analyzing various existing issues in Phuket and suggesting possible answers, combining life with AI technology and innovative bubble system to make Phuket a beach resort city with a sense of future generations.The concept was conceived in bubbles of the waves at Phuket's beach. While the bubbles were connected, they would be transformed into an innovatively conceptual system and executed in the whole beach resort. With the "visualization of foam" as the main design, the urban space will develop vertically and become more diversified in terms of usage.
  • The 11th Excellence Award

    NERVLAND, National University of Kaohsiung (Taiwan)

    NEVERLAND
  • The 11th Excellence Award

    Greenhorns, Technological University (Hmawbi) (Myanmar)

    Pearl Smart Resort
  • The 11th Honorable Judge Award Architectural Informatics Award

    Little Mermaid, National University of Kaohsiung (Taiwan)

    ARK No.33
  • The 11th Honorable Judge Award Anadrome Award

    NEWEST, University of Transport and Communications (Vietnam)

    An enchanting evergreen wonderland
  • The 11th Honorable Judge Award Recycling Award

    Wave Blade, University of Transport and Communications (Vietnam)

    The ECO-SMART Resort
  • The 11th Honorable Judge Award EcoVision Award

    U crew, Nihon University (Japan)

    Energy Circulation City
Award Ceremony (Virtual Design World Cup(VDWC) The 11th Student BIM&VR Design Contest on Cloud / November 2021)
Contest History