russia architecture competition

Vimania ARchitecture competition

Submission: November 30, 2017
Registration: November 29, 2017
Language: English, Russian
Location: Concept
Prizes: Please see details below
Type: Open


Augmented reality provides us with new research field of architecture. Now you do not need architectural models. We can see the building as it is with all the details. At the same time, it remains virtual model. These properties are augmented reality give us new opportunities. For example, we can compare the buildings from different regions of the world, from different eras in the same scale. We can make collections of buildings, unimaginable compositions. These new aspects give the researcher of the architecture an unexpected tools and fundamentally unattainable points of perception.

Perhaps we will be able to explore the flow of time in the evolutionary series of buildings from different eras. Traditional classical compositions of cities are broken, being subjected to the inexorable impact of a new instrument of perception. Augmented reality and virtual reality give us the opportunity to create a new philosophy of historical development of architecture. Explore it in every detail.

In this competition, we invite participants to submit 3d models of buildings from your country and your region.

We’ll create augmented reality applications based on the best models. Participants can create 3D models in 2 categories:

  • 3d model of a modern building with unique details inherent in your region.
  • 3d model of a historic building or monument which is not far from you.

Building models should contain photorealistic textures and at the same time be geometrically optimized, do not contain interior details and various elements that are not visible from the outside. Optimum format of models: 3ds. Also files in format Sketchup 2015 are accepted.

The prize fund is € 12,500. 


The main prize will be awarded for best and most realistic 3d building model, optimized

for augmented reality technology. Additional prizes can be awarded on the basis of the following criteria:

  • most original building, incorporating historic elements
  • most realistic model of the monument of architecture
  • project of the historical monument (3d model), reflecting the unique historical features or events in your area.

The prize Fund will be divided between categories in the proportions: 85% — 1st prize, 15% for additional prizes. This ratio can be changed on the initiative of the sponsors and partners of the competition. In addition, the 20 participants of the competition will be included in the shortlist. All shortlisted projects will be used to create augmented reality applications and will also be offered to the competition partners for publications and exhibitions. The winner project and the winners of the additional categories will take pride of place at our exhibitions and presentations.

Selection of the winner will occur in January 2018, the Jury will consist of representatives of the company — the main sponsor and partners of the contest. Before the jury meeting, a public vote will take place, in which everyone will be able to take part. The winner of the public vote will be awarded a special diploma, and in addition it will be recommended to the jury and receive additional chances to win the contest.

All participants will receive certificates of participation.

Go to the competition’s website