Build London Live

The latest event in the collaborative design challenge series for BIM practitioners from around the world – Build London Live – has taken place. The 48-hour virtual design competition was held May 21-23, using revolutionary cloud-based technology. AIDEA, a worldwide Top 100 architecture practice from the Philippines, won the OpenBIM award using ArchiCAD for its winning design.

A total of 11 teams from 37 countries competed in the event, which traditionally does not reveal the design brief until the start of the competition.  With over 1000 viewers following the event in real time, this year’s competition was deemed the most successful of the Build Live events held thus far.

The brief challenged the teams to design a Museum of 2012. The design had to hold a cultural and social significance of 2012 given that London is the host of the 2012 Summer Olympics.

“Participating in Build London Live was a fantastic challenge for our team,” AIDEA managing director, Abelardo Tolentino Jr says. “Using ArchiCAD’s unique Open BIM workflow made coordination and updating easy and virtually seamless. It was amazing to watch our design coming together as each phase was completed.”

Click here for more information and videos from Build London Live 2012.

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