Architecture digitalization is having a huge impact on the lives and work of architects, allowing them to create and deliver their message to potential clients in an increasingly efficient manner. Working in partnership with the revolutionary virtual reality software company “Vividly”, Bee Breeders are looking to explore the capabilities of this digital tool to create a virtual reality based exhibition gallery to be known as the Archhive.
For the "Archhive: Architecture in Virtual Reality competition", participants are being tasked with designing the virtual exhibition gallery in which to showcase Bee Breeders' architecture competition winners. This digital hall of honour would exist entirely online and would allow visitors from all over the world to “walk” around this virtual gallery and explore the work of the selected competition winners, as well as occasionally invited guest contributors.
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 digital project - 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.
Competition is open for all. No professional qualification is required. Design proposals can be developed individually or by teams (4 team members maximum).
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. 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.
Production and Publicity
The selected “Archhive” winner’s design will be realised as a new digital project 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 and will be promoted via a strong, continuous media presence.
- 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.
Download the information related to this competition here.
Title"Archhive" – Architecture in Virtual Reality
TypeCompetition Announcement (Ideas)
Registration DeadlineJanuary 11, 2017 08:23 PM
Submission DeadlineFebruary 01, 2017 08:24 PM