ARCHHIVE: ARCHITECTURE IN VIRTUAL REALITY

Submission: February 01, 2017
Registration: January 11, 2017
Language: English
Location: Concept
Prizes: 1st Prize: US $3,000, 2nd Prize: US $1,500, 3rd Prize: US $500
Type: Open

 

Working in partnership with revolutionary virtual reality software company Vividly, the Bee BreedersArchhive: Architecture in Virtual Reality competition looks to explore the endless possibilities of creating architecture in virtual reality.  Participants are tasked with designing a virtual exhibition space that would showcase the work of Bee Breeders architecture competition winners, and Vividly software would allow for this digital space to be created and exist online for visitors to explore. The first 100 registrations will receive exclusive access to Vividly software for free.

This competition allows architects to work with any digital 3D modeling tools they choose, and since the exhibition space would exist solely in virtual reality, there are no construction restrictions. It’s all about the virtual reality’s architectural spatial quality.

The selected winner’s project will be realised as a new media project – digital architectural space archhive.info – providing significant publicity for the designers of this virtual gallery. The Archhive is being planned as a large scale media project that will run indefinitely, launching soon after the completion of the competition.

ELIGIBILITY:

Competition is open for all. No professional qualification is required. Design proposals can be developed individually or by teams (4 team members maximum).

LANGUAGE:

– Correspondence with organizers must be conducted in English.
– All information submitted by participants must be in English.

FEEs

ENTHUSIASTS and COMPENIES / STUDENTS (see requirements here)

Early Bird Registration: US $80 / US $60
Advance Registration: US $100 / US $70
Last Minute Registration: US $120 / US $80

The first 100 registered teams will receive exclusive access to Vividly software for free. The recipients of the licenses will be notified after the registration deadline.

KEY DATES

Early Bird Registration: SEPTEMBER 29 – OCTOBER 19
Advance Registration: OCTOBER 20 – NOVEMBER 23
Last Minute Registration: NOVEMBER 24 – JANUARY 11

Closing date for registration: JANUARY 11, 2017
Closing date for submission: FEBRUARY 1, 2017 (11.59pm GMT)

Webinar: FEBRUARY 6, 2017*

Announcement of the winners: FEBRUARY 15, 2017

*The selected top 40 teams will receive invitations via email to attend the “How to prepare your 3D model for submission” webinar. This webinar will allow the shortlist of participants to get their questions related to the model building answered, after which the teams will be given 2 days time to prepare the models and send them for further evaluation.

Please note the webinar will address questions ONLY regarding the technicalities of the 3D model submission. All questions regarding the competition must be addressed via email.

PRIZES

Bee Breeders architecture competition organisers will award a total of US $5,000 IN PRIZE MONEY to competition winners as follows:

1st Prize Winner – US $3,000
2nd Prize Winner – US $1,500
3rd Prize Winner – US $500

In addition 6 HONOURABLE MENTIONS will be selected.

The winners will get international art and design media coverage and will be featured on the Bee Breeders website.

Go to the competition’s website

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