Team: Alfredo Cuello, David Oliveira, Gregory Fortune, Hideaki Yoshida, Ibsen García, Jonathan Reeves, Karube Tatsuya, Kimura Takeshi, Martyn Horne, Prudsamon Kammasorn, Ramdel Guerrero, Rubén Fontana, Ryota Shintomi, Sami Patel, Takuya Nagata, Taniguchi KeiIchiro, Yasin Idris, Yosuke Horiuchi, Yosuke Horiuchi, Yukina Ohishi, Irina Angulo, Mari Pily Nuñez, Leopoldo Recio, José Miguel Tavares, Wouter Vandebergh and Rodrigo Couto.
Last month, teams spanning borders and times zones raced against the clock for 48 hours to flex their BIM and design muscles through Build Earth Live’s Hyperloop competition. Organized by Asite, the annual competition raises awareness of cloud-based working, international developments in interoperability, and how new technology is revolutionizing construction. With 65 teams made up of 250 designers from 29 countries participating, this year’s event focused on designing termini stations connecting Dubai and Fujairah, which would reduce travel time between the two cities to less than 10 minutes at 10 percent of the cost of conventional high-speed trains. An extra incentive for this year’s teams is that the United Arab Emirate (UAE) government is considering building one of the Hyperloop designs in the near future.
The final judging took place in Dubai, where two representatives from each of the seven finalist teams presented their design to a judges’ panel and live audience. As headline sponsor of the event, we are excited to congratulate the winning teams. Additional sponsors include the Dubai Future Foundation, Hyperloop One, and Dubai’s Road and Transport Authority.
“We’re incredibly honored to sponsor a BIM competition with a true multidisciplinary approach at its core,” said Jeremy Powell, director of product marketing at Vectorworks. “The Build Earth Live Hyperloop competition this year had fantastic results from all the teams and showcased a series of entries that demonstrated the great possibilities that exist when design teams collaborate with several fantastic software programs in an openBIM workflow.”
As previously mentioned, Build Earth Live recognized the efforts of multiple teams. While team Mobius took home the overall award this year, team BIM Unlimited also received praise for their collaborative effort, winning the award for Best Multi-Disciplinary BIM & Use of Interoperability. Additional awards included Discretionary awards won by team HyperNova and Future Architects, team BIM Fusion’s BIM for Sustainability or Constructability award, team rLoop’s Best use of BIM for Design, Drama, and Excitement award, and team Hyper Poland’s BIM for Innovation award. You can explore the full list of individuals that make up the winning Build Earth Live teams here.