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  What's New   NEW!
CPWC/VDWC Qualifying Round Complete: Eligible Teams Decided!

After the qualification round on July 7th 32 teams have been determined to be eligible for the VDWC competition. Next, teams will continue to work on their projects to prepare them for submission for the Design Festival being held in November. 

Now, FORUM8 will continue to hold the final screening, results presentation, and award ceremony in Tokyo in November. If travel is difficult due to restrictions on travel, all teams will be allowed to present online for the final screening. Every year we provide the travel expenses to Japan for 2 team members (Flights, Hotels, etc.) of the qualified teams. In the unlikely event that the event is held online, FORUM8 is planning to arrange a 100,000 JPY package to nominees. We appreciate your participation and look forward to your project submissions.  

  ■ Judges Comment

 While the competition description was set up before the advent of covid-19, you are allowed, encouraged, or expected to address this immense global development in both a theoretical as well as practical manner. Please use the software tools to address, simulate, or even predict possible scenarios for communication and transportation of the future city. Remote communication, social distancing, or VR are not only solutions of physical inability but also an opportunity to create new social and urban visions. In general, you need to start thinking about how the design will emerge, and most importantly how circulation, communication, and traffic will be addressed in the future city. As you know, the use of the software tools is required so you need to concentrate on simulations to prove your point. Be careful not to overdo the use of tools. Instead, concentrate on a few areas and work on them. A project with a tighter focus and deeper simulations will be more appreciated than a broader project with few simulations. Also keep in mind that the final presentation, animation, and scripts are very important as well.

 >> Click here for CPWC Information

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 (2 or more data files) 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 Award : 1 (Award 300,000 yen)
●Excellence Award : 2 (Award 100,000 yen)
●Honorable Judge Award : About 4 (Award 50,000 yen)
Nomination Award (Memorials)
Travelling and accommodation fee for the award ceremony 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.

Future Mobility Lifestyle in Kalimantan, Indonesia's New Capital known as the "Forest City"

Due to the environmental issues, economic concentration, and fragility of the ground in the current capital Jakarta, Indonesian government decided to move the capital to Kalimantan and chose 5 excellent ideas in a competition calling for the basic concept.

In the new capital building planning, the government is aiming at constructing the "Forest City" ensuring the sustainability to next generation. In this plan, the construction will start in 2021 and develop 200,000 hectare by 2045. It is expected that the rain forests in Borneo will be an Asian-style ecological smart city model.

This year, the VDWC committee expects participants to create proposals of future city life where new mobilities using the autonomous driving technology are realized. Competitors can create a master plan based on the excellent ideas of basic concept competition or based on their original concept, but the plan should focus on the mobility space.

In the future, residents living in this new capital will have no distinction between public mass transit and personal means of transportation, nor between livelihood support by wheelchair and robots.
Being free from driving and traffic jam, they will discover an entirely new mobility mixturing the nature around them and the digital entertainments. In other words, even buildings and rooms will be part of mobility life.
Also, the life nearby the nature in jungles where various creatures live may be realized, or the autonomous traffic control may solve issues such as flooding by unprecedented ways and ensures the resiliency in the capital.

The future autonomous driving technology has the potential to change the way people take measures against traffic issues and disasters, and at the same time change the kind of experience they can get while driving or riding a vehicle of the future. With this in mind, contestants are expected to demonstrate through visual simulation how the future autonomous driving technology will function and lead to making these changes, and present their ideas.

Considering the above, the VDWC committee is looking forward to BIM/CIM utilizations combining VR data and at least 2 design results such as architectural structure design, environmental design, disaster mitigation means, and road structures including bridge and tunnel corresponded to autonomous driving.

VR data for the Competition Site

>> Procedure for browsing
>> VR-Cloud® Product Information

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.
Steps to Follow

1. Registration Thu. Apr 2 - Tue. Jun 30
2. Duration of free rental of product license  Thu. Apr 2 - Fri. Nov 27
3. 1st round selection meeting & Result notification  Selection meeting: Tue. Jul 7
Result notification: Tue. Jul 14
4. Project submission Fri. Sep 25 - Fri. Oct 2 (JST)
5. Nomination selection judging &
Announcement of nominated works
Judging period (on cloud): Thu. Oct 8 - Wed. Oct 14
Nomination result notification: Fri. Oct 16
6. Open judgment & Award Ceremony  Thu. Nov 19 

1. How to register
Please register and submit your work plan during the registration period (Thu. April 2 – Tue. June 30, 2020).
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.

* 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.
 (Word, 41KB)

2.Download link to get you started, Free rental of product license
Once your registration has been processed, we will email you the following information.
  ・Registration ID
  ・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.

3.1st round selection meeting / Result notification
The selection will be held on Tue. July 7 and the result will be notified to applicants on Tue. July 14.

4.Project submission
Teams who passed the 1st round will have a right to submit their works. Please submit your final work during the project submission period (Fri. Sep 25 – Fri. Oct 2, 2020) 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
VR data created with UC-win/Road. (No copyright infringement is permitted.)
*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.
   -Name each of your script.
   -The display resolution for the cloud judgement is 768x432.  Please make sure the font size.
 (PDF, 330KB)

"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.
format  (zip, 53KB)

5.Nomination selection judging / Announcement of nominated works
The nomination judging on VR-Cloud® will be held from Thu. Oct 8 - Wed. Oct 14. The result is announced on Fri. Oct 16.

6.Open judgment / Award Ceremony
Nominated teams are supposed to attend the open judgment and do a one-minute presentation. No award will be given to teams who do not attend the open judgment. 
Available software / Free license duration term / Seminars

Rental duration for free licenses
Thu. April 2 - Fri. Nov 27, 2020
* 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 used for purposes other than the competition.

Available Software       
(Planned rental products)      **Required software      *At least 2 products shall be used.
**UC-win/Road   Virtual Reality / VR Simulation
 (including Aimsun Linkage,VISSIM Linkage,Micro Simulation Player,Parking Lot,Assessment,
  Tsunami, Debris-Avalanche, Point Cloud / As-built drawing management plug-ins)
    Allplan(Architecture/Engineering)     Integrated Civil Construction BIM Solution
  *Engineer's Studio®    3D Plate Dynamic Non-linear Analysis
    3DCAD Studio®
   *UC-1 Series (Vehicle Trajectory Mapping System ,Parking drawing system,Bridge pier design,
  Bridge abutment design, 3D bar arrangement CAD) Civil Design CAD (Japanese only)
   *UC-1 for SaaS (UC-1 cloud version, RC section, FRAME others) (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.

 Seminar schedule of available products

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

Date Venue Language Seminar Products and solution
4/8 Shanghai / Qingdao / Taipei Chinese Allplan seminar Allplan
4/9 Web English Engineer's Studio® seminar Engineer's Studio®
4/16 Shanghai / Qingdao / Taipei Chinese Shade3D seminar Shade3D
4/24 Shanghai / Qingdao / Taipei Chinese UC-win/Road DS seminar UC-win/Road
Driving Simulator
5/14 Shanghai / Qingdao / Taipei Chinese UC-win/Road SDK seminar UC-win/Road SDK
5/15 Web English Shade3D seminar Shade3D
5/19 Shanghai / Qingdao / Taipei Chinese DesignBuilder seminar DesignBuilder
5/28 Shanghai / Qingdao / Taipei Chinese Traffic analysis VR simulation UC-win/Road
  Judging Committee
Prof. Yasushi Ikeda
Chief of executive committee of VDWC
Graduate School of Keio University
Representative of IKDS
  Prof. Kostas Terzidis
Tongji University, China
  Prof. Masaru Minagawa
Professor of Faculty of Engineering
Department of Urban and Civil
Engineering /Vice President,
Tokyo City University
National Chiao Tung

Local advisor
Aswin Indraprastha
Master at School of Architecture, Bandung Institute of Technology / Master and Bachelor at Shibaura Institute of Technology
Member of CAADRIA / Program Director of School of Architecture, Bandung Institute of Technology / Vice chairman of West Java architect association / Vice chairman of Indonesia architecture school association

  VDWC/CPWC Final open judging and Award Ceremony

Date : Thu. November 19, 2020 / Venue : Shinagawa Intercity Hall (MAP)

Nominated teams are supposed to attend the open judgment and do a one-minute presentation. No award will be given to teams who do not attend the open judgment. 
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.
Judging standard
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 and works created in this competition are the copyright material of the individual applicant.
The submitted data will not be redistributed, but FORUM8 holds the right to
  • 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

  Contest History

Virtual Design World Cup
The 9th Student BIM & VR Design Contest

Theme 2019
"OSAKA Dream Island, the Future City for Entertainment"

Virtual Design World Cup
The 8th Student BIM & VR Design Contest

Theme 2018
"Sharable urban system of future Shanghai"

Virtual Design World Cup
The 7th Student BIM & VR Design Contest

Theme 2017
"Yangon -Aiming for an ideal and sustainable Asian city"

Virtual Design World Cup
The 6th Student BIM & VR Design Contest

Theme 2016
"Extension of the central city Melbourne"

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"


  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

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