International Competition

Международный конкурс

Augmented reality

 — Deadline is extended — till December, 30th

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 formats of models: 3ds, dae, obj. Also files in format Sketchup 2015 are accepted.

The prize fund is € 12,500.

Conditions of the competition

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.

  • Competition deadline — December 30, 2017
  • Public voting — until February 15, 2018
  • Jury session — until March 7, 2018.
  • Announcement of the winner — April 2018.

Competition in figures:

конкурс в цифрах

prize fund
grand prize
winners in additional categories
participants in shortlist

competition details:

Contestants can follow the criteria below on their choice when designing and creating a 3d model:

  • a new building reflecting the unique historical features or events of your region
  • a new building organically incorporating historical elements and forms
  • most realistic model of the existing monument of architecture

Deadline for submitting projects:

(Until midnight)

Participation in the competition is free of charge

Preliminary registration on the site is required

 

prizes:

Total prize fund: 12,500 Euro

  • 1st place: 85% (by decision of the partners and the jury of the competition it is possible to increase the share),
  • additional prizes for the best projects in each of the 3 categories (15% of the fund)
  • 20 shortlisted projects: creation of mobile application, diplomas for participants, exhibition, publication on the competition website, projects will be offered to information partners of the competition for publication
  • all authors: certificate of the participation
  • additional special prizes are also possible

selection of winners:

  • the shortlist and the winner of the competition will be determined by the jury (jury will be composed of representatives of the organizer and partners of the competition)
  • an open online voting among all interested parties will also take place. Winner of online voting will be included in the list of the best projects and will receive additional chances to win the competition

following persons can take part in the competition:

  • Architects, designers, civil engineers, landscape architects / designers, structural engineers / designers, urban planners, urbanists, students
  • a groups, no more than from 7 participants

The number of projects per 1 participant is unlimited.

 project content:

AR-3D

3d model in .3ds, .dae, .obj or .skp format (Sketchup 2015) + explanatory note A4 + full registration form (→ download).

/ File requirements:

  •  3d models should contain photorealistic textures and at the same time be geometrically optimized, do not contain interior items and various elements that are not visible from the outside and increase the file size; preferably: «baked textures» with shadows
  • PDF or DOC — for materials containing text
  • + any additional materials at the discretion of the author

We accept projects at info@vimania.ru (you can upload large files to the file sharing service and send a link)

Organizer of the competition:

vimania

Partners of the competition:

ar/vr consortium

Architecture News

Media support:

37 Comments

on International Competition.
  1. Yixuan Gou
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    Could you tell me how to sign up this competition

  2. Torchelo
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    Hi, What format is better for 3d model?
    Is it possible to do two projects?

    • simon
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      Optimum formats of models: 3ds (with textures), dae, obj. Also files in format Sketchup 2015 are accepted.
      Yes, you can submit 2 projects.

  3. 1368801
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    what should the A4 description talk about? is it talk about the story of the building?

    • simon
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      In the description you can tell about the history of your building (if this is a historic building). Also, you can explain the details of your project, which may be incomprehensible for the jury. And tell any interesting features of your project — at your discretion.

  4. 1368801
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    in the description it said that : In this competition, we invite participants to submit 3d models of buildings from your country and your region. but in the competition model it said : Contestants can follow the criteria below on their choice when designing and creating a 3d model:

    a new building reflecting the unique historical features or events of your region
    a new building organically incorporating historical elements and forms
    most realistic model of the existing monument of architecture

    _ does this competition focus on 3D model of existing building or design of new building?

    • simon
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      Our competition is aimed at covering as wide a range of authors and objects as possible. Thus, for us, both the qualitative model of the existing building and the original new project reflecting the historical features of the city or region are equally valuable. We will compare projects in all categories, the best projects will receive prizes, and the best of the best will receive the main prize.

      • Kien Le
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        Hi Simon, I’m having the same question as the guy above and I’m still confused after reading your answer.
        It says

        «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.»

        Ok, I got this part. It’s all about creating 3D models of existing buildings (modern or historic) but then it states in the competition details:

        «Contestants can follow the criteria below on their choice when designing and creating a 3d model:
        a new building reflecting the unique historical features or events of your region
        a new building organically incorporating historical elements and forms
        most realistic model of the existing monument of architecture»

        What does it mean «when designing» here? Cause I thought there’s nothing about design.
        Could you make it more clearly, please? If the competition has an option that requires us (as architects) to design a new building that reflects the unique historical features or events locally then I’d like to register.

        • simon
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          Hi, Kien Le,
          Short reply is: yes,
          this competition has an option that requires contestants to design a new building that reflects the unique historical features or events locally. You can participate.

  5. Min
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    How can confirm if my application is successfully submitted?

    • simon
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      We will send you an e-mail

  6. Ania
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    Hi
    Do we need to send you renders of our building as well? Since it was mentioned that the models should contain textures. So I’m a bit confused if we only need to apply textures on the 3ds format or we should take renders and put it on our pdf.
    Thanks in advance

    • simon
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      Hi.
      You only need to apply textures on the 3ds format (or in skp / dae / obj format). We need a textures to create a photorealistic view of you model in mobile app. You can see some examples here:
      http://vimania.ru/w/portfolios/projects2/

      You can also send renders, but this is optional.

  7. lifei
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    Hello
    can we submit a model of a representative building in our region?

    • simon
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      Yes, you can.

  8. -

    EN: What size you can use texture refresh?
    Games use 2048px. Can I use a 8K texture ?

    RU: Какого размера можно использовать текстуру развертки?
    Для игр используют 2048px. Можно ли использовать текстуру 8к ?

    • simon
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      Да, можете использовать такую текстуру, однако общий размер 3d-файла и текстур рекомендуется делать не более 30 Mb.
      Yes, you can use such texture, but the total size of the 3d-file and textures should not exceed 30 Mb

  9. Fari
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    Hi,Can we choose cities buildings around our area?

    • simon
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      Yes, you can.

  10. Deea
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    Please let me know if a team composed by an architect (me) and an archaeologist is eligible for this contest. My partner has awesome 3d scan models, which I can optimize for AR.

    • simon
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      yes, such a team is allowed for the competition

  11. ania
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    Hi
    We have completed our 3D model with great and precise details. But there is a problem. Our file size is 44 mb in .3ds format which is more than the 30 mb limit you mentioned on your website. And the files gets some problems. the best format for our model would be .max format. Is it possible to send you the .max file?We have tried to export it into .obj or .dae formats but it becomes even larger in size. So is it possible to send you the archive file with .zip or .rar format which is around 11 mb?
    Thanks in Advance

    • simon
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      yes, you can send it in a .zip format.

  12. zoi
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    hi,
    I whould like to ask you if you accept 3D models in .pln format.
    Thank you

    • simon
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      We accept 3d models only in .3ds, .dae, .obj or .skp (Sketchup 2015) formats.
      Not .pln
      [See the competition rules, please]

  13. fari
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    hi ,
    Can we present the project with SketchUp Rendering V-Ray?

    • simon
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      Yes, you can attach a V-Ray render in addition to the 3D model

      • fari
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        thank you.

  14. Amirreza Gari Saray
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    Hi
    I’ve registered . So now should I wait for your e_mail ????????????????? There is an other full registration form in this page . where and when do I have to fill and send it ???????????????

    • simon
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      We have sent a confirmation, check your e-mail.
      Full registration form must be sent to our e-mail info@vimania.ru with the project.

  15. Luo
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    How long after the registration of the website can receive the reply mail?

    • simon
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      We have sent a confirmation, check your e-mail.

  16. Amirreza Gari Saray
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    Hi
    I have sent my file and full registration form by a file sharing program .
    How should I know that you have received it ??????????????

  17. Isaak
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    Hi, Can i send a compressed .rar file format instead of .zip? Because .rar file is reducing my sketchup file in 37mb. Is the best size that i can achieve. I wait your comments . Thank you

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