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:
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.
The main prize will be awarded for the most original or most realistic 3d building model, optimized for augmented reality technology.
Additional prizes can be awarded on the basis of the following criteria:
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 March 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.
Contestants can follow the criteria below on their choice when designing and creating a 3d model:
Deadline for submitting projects:
Participation in the competition is free of charge
Preliminary registration on the site is required
Total prize fund: 12,500 Euro
The number of projects per 1 participant is unlimited.
3d model in .3ds, .dae, .obj or .skp format (Sketchup 2015) + explanatory note A4 + full registration form (→ download).
/ File requirements:
We accept projects at firstname.lastname@example.org (you can upload large files to the file sharing service and send a link)