Vol.   39 
Contest site for The 9th Student BIM&VR Design Contest on Cloud Services

"The 8th Student BIM & VR Design Contest on Cloud Services Virtual Design World Cup" is held this year. This international competition requires students to design advanced architecture, bridge, city, and landscape by using BIM/CIM and VR. With a theme announced every year, students compete their design, idea progressiveness, and idea sense. In this topic, we will show you the overview and characteristics of this year's target site, Yumeshima in Osaka City and its VR data.

OSAKA Dream Island, the Future City for Entertainment

■Osaka Bay Area
Yumeshima, the target area of this year's competition, is an artificial island in Osaka Bay. Yumeshima is located to the south of Maishima and to the north of Sakishima, at the middle of the 3 artificial islands consisting of part of Osaka Port. The island is also located at the most west side of Osaka City.

In Maishima, there are a garbage incineration plant and a sewage disposal plant that were designed by an architect Friedensreich Hundertwasser. These colorful and unique appearance attracts many visitors. In addition to these buildings, Maishima has sports facility and large logistics facility.

In Sakishima, which is also called Osaka Nanko, there are International Exhibition Center (Intex Osaka) that is the venue of the G20 Osaka Summit 2019, Osaka Prefectural Government Sakishima Building (Cosmo Tower), and many large shopping complexes, hotels, education facilities, and large apartments. This area composes the core of Osaka bay area together with Tempozan area and Universal City area where Universal Studios Japan (USJ) is located.

▲ To Yumeshima through Yumemai Bridge
■Expo 2025 and integrated resort plan
Yumeshima still has a vast area to be developed. The island was once chosen as a main venue in the Osaka Olympics plan, but has not been developed yet after the plan was denied. The venue is planned to be developed as a venue for Expo 2025. Next to the Expo venue is one of the planned location of an integrated resort (IR) with a casino, and it will be developed integrally with Expo development. The theme of this year's competition is this site for the planned integrated resort development, and city designs that bring entertainment experience are expected. When the context "Zone" is selected in the UC-win/Road data, the zone function displays the Expo area and the integrated resort area.

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▲ Yumeshima:
Container terminal and gantry crane
▲ Yumeshima: Mega solar ▲ To Yumesaki Tunnel

■Current situation of Yumeshima
Most part of the current Yumeshima is empty excepting container terminals and mega solar systems. Almost all areas are limited to enter excepting related persons. This site may be the very first subject with no buildings or structures in the VDWC history. That means participants can reflect their ideas freely.

To access Yumeshima, we can use Yumemai Bridge connecting Yumeshima and Maishima and Yumesaki Tunnel connecting Yumeshima and Sakishima. Since no pedestrians and bicycles are allowed to go through the tunnel, only automobiles and busses can enter the Yumeshima through the tunnel. A new subway station will be open before the expo begins.

The 9th Student BIM&VR Design Contest on Cloud

This is an international design competition for students to compete amongst each other in designing an innovative architecture, bridge and city design using BIM/CIM &VR technologies. We encourage students from different departments majoring in different field of studies to make a team to work on their model together to demonstrate that BIM/CIM can be used in various discipline.

■Qualification for applicant
All the team members involved should be either students or working students. There must be at least 3 members in your team to apply. Please make sure you outline the work contributed by each member of your team.

■Available software (planned)
・UC-win/Road (including Tsunami, Debris-Avalanche, Point Cloud / As-built drawing management plug-ins)
・Engineer's Studio®
・UC-1 for SaaS (UC-1 cloud version, RC section, FRAME, others)
・EXODUS/SMARTFIRE Analysis Support Service *1
・Municipality Solution *2
・VR City planning system *2
・3DCAD Studio®
・UC-1 Series (Bridge pier design, Bridge abutment design, 3D bar arrangement CAD)
・Wind and Heat Movement Analysis Support Service *1
・Parking Solution *2
・Super Computing Cloud® *2
*1 Simplified analysis service with BIM data is provided.
*2 Various solution/service (analysis/rendering, etc) are available for a limited time for application in BIM. Advance counseling about the purpose of use is required.

■Judging standard
The use of UC-win/Road is mandatory for the creation of the work. In addition, contestants must use at least one more FORUM8 software/solution to create their project, which must have the element of the BIM/CIM and VR and the capability to be used within these disciplines.

■Registration period / Schedule
Registration period * Ended
Notification of the preliminary result  Mon. July 8, 2019
Project submission period  Fri. Sep. 27 – Wed. Oct. 2, 2019 [JST24:00]
Judging period (on cloud)  Mon. Oct. 7 - Wed. Oct. 9, 2019
Nomination announcement  Fri. Oct. 11, 2019
Results announcement
/ Award ceremony
 Thu. Nov. 14, 2019 at Shinagawa Intercity Hall
* Travel and accommodation cost are covered for the selected teams for nominated works. Up to 3 members from Japan outside the Kanto area and 2 members from overseas in each nominated team will be invited to the Award Ceremony.

■Judging Committee
Prof. Yasushi Ikeda (Chief of executive committee of VDWC Graduate School of Keio University Representative of IKDS)
Prof. Kostas Terzidis (Tongji University, China)
Prof. Masaru Minagawa (Faculty of Engineering Department of Urban and Civil Engineering /Vice President, Tokyo City University)
Prof. DAVID TSENG (National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan)

World Cup Prize : 1 (Award 300,000 yen)
Excellent prize : 2 (Award 100,000 yen)
Judge's special prize : About 4 (Award 50,000 yen)

■For inquiries
FORUM8 Co., Ltd Tokyo head office Publishing team in charge of Virtual Design World Cup
TEL:03-6894-1888  E-mail:vdwc@forum8.co.jp  URL: http://vdwc.forum8.co.jp/english/

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