My local Portland VR collaboration friends over the The Wild are hosting the first annual Global Architecture and Interior Design Student Competition at the VR/AR Global Online Summit.
Six student finalists will be selected to share their original 3D models in a live-streamed competition in virtual reality. Applications are due May 20th and the jury includes thought leaders Amy Peck (HTC Vive, EndeavorVR) and Aubrey Tucker (ETRO Construction).
The design challenge:
Design a space that encourages digital socialization or innovative social distancing. This design could be the future workplace, an office, a public space, a lobby, entryway, a room or building using smart technology, or another utilitarian design idea.
How to Enter
- Fill out an application here. Deadline is Wednesday, May 20th by 11:59pm PST.
- VR headset recommended but not required to apply/participate. To participate, you must have minimum VR headset or PC requirements to install The Wild. Learn more on how to get started.
- 3D model submission: Revit or SketchUp models preferred; GLTF, FBX, OBJ ok.
- Be prepared to describe your project. What social interaction does it provide, what was your inspiration, how did you create it, and why do you deserve to win?
- 6 student finalists will be selected to participate in the competition.
Why are we doing this?
As people have been sheltering in place and working from home, there will be a reluctance to go back to the public spaces and offices of yesteryear. We wanted to challenge architecture and interior design students to show us their innovative ideas for safe, social-distanced spaces of the future.
Here's the info to learn more: