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Vectorworks Inc. Congratulates Build Earth Live Hyperloop BIM Competition Winners

BIM Unlimited, Hyper Poland, Future Architects, HyperNova, BIM Fusion, rLoop and Mobius receive awards.


The eighth edition of the Build Earth Live (BEL) series has announced the seven winning teams for this year’s Hyperloop competition. This edition challenged teams to collaborate across borders and time zones within a 48-hour time frame by using BIM technology to design Hyperloop termini connecting Dubai and Fujairah. As headline sponsor of the event, global design and BIM software developer Vectorworks, Inc. is proud to congratulate the winning teams that rose to the top. The winning teams were among 65 participating teams made up of 250 participants from 29 countries. Other sponsors include the Dubai Future Foundation, Hyperloop One and Dubai’s Road and Transport Authority.

Seven Finalist—Team Mobius Wins

After seven teams were named as finalists, two members from each team traveled to Dubai to present their projects to a live audience and judges panel. Countries represented within the finalists included United Arab Emirates, Egypt, United Kingdom, Northern Ireland, Brazil, Japan, the Dominican Republic, the United States, France, Ukraine, Poland, Germany and Canada.

01- Hyperloop One, is the company reinventing human transport between two points, safely and efficiently and at great speeds. Dubai's government is planning to build a Hyperloop and winning teams in the BEL event will have an opportunity in the future work.

01- Hyperloop One, is the company reinventing human transport between two points, safely and efficiently and at great speeds. Dubai’s government is planning to build a Hyperloop and winning teams in the BEL event will have an opportunity in the future work.

After finalists presented, the judges panel deemed team Mobius the overall winner of the competition. Team BIM Unlimited also won in the category of “Best Multi-Disciplinary BIM & Use of Interoperability” award. Other honors were given to team HyperNova and Future Architects, who both won a “Discretionary” award, while team BIM Fusion won the “Sustainability or Constructibility” award. Team rLoop won “Best use of BIM for Design, Drama and Excitement” award. And finally, Hyper Poland the award for “BIM for Innovation.”

“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.”

Organized by Asite, the annual competition exists to raise awareness of cloud-based working, international developments in interoperability, as well as how new technology is revolutionizing construction. In past years, the winning designs were never more than models. This year’s edition was unique, as the United Arab Emirate (UAE) government is planning to build Hyperloop infrastructure in the near future, so one of the winning designs might be built. If built, the travel time between Dubai and Fujairah would be reduced to less than 10 minutes.

The above video shows some of the action in the Build Earth Live competition. 

“The Build Earth Live Hyperloop competition has exceeded all expectations. With thanks to His Excellency Saif Al Aleeli, CEO of Dubai Future Foundation backing the 8th edition of the competition, we received phenomenal international attention and team registrations,” said Tony Ryan, CEO of Asite. “In short, the response was off the Richter scale. The results speak for themselves.”

Members of Winning Teams

Mobius: Paola Arellano Ardón, Ileana Constantinescu, Ewlina Oskroba, Simone Colucci, Livia Lastrucci, Hyun-Ju Lee, Davide Andriola, Virgil Prezeau, Araz Chury, Xavier Differdange, Paul André Jouvin, Mathilde Bottois, Clément Leroux, Ibrahima GAYE, Carlos Kemadjou Sanga, Clément Benko, Xavier Sanchez Incera, Vladana Blatnik Darras, Louis-Marie Borione, Michael Quixtner, Fabrizio Di Leta, Eric LOTHE, Yann BOUISSOU, Maxime Beaumann, Gilles Schenfele, Ioan-Claudiu Gherasin, Mourad Ghazi, Roberto D’Arienzo, José Gonzalez, Mohammed Salah, Max Gagnaire and Romain Taillard.

BIM Unlimited: David Oliveira, Gregory Fortune, Hideaki Yoshida, Ibsen García, Jonathan Reeves, Karube Tatsuya, Kimura Takeshi, Martyn Horne, Prudsamon Kammasorn, Rubén Hernández 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.

HyperNova: Ahmed Moawad Mohamed Mabrouk, Ahmed Salah AbdulRahman Kotb, Essam Omar Ali Azizeldeen, Mohamed Mahmoud Mohamed Donia and Samar AbdelFattah.

Future Architects: ABDALRAHMAN KAMAL Shaheen, Ahmed Nabeel Sadeq, Mohammed Akasha Farah, Mohammed Salah and Yaser Amar Alabdaly.

BIM Fusion: Chris Millar, John Hughes, Ken Geary, Marc Tracey, Mark McKane, Melanie Dawson, Niali Murphy, Shervin Yousefzadeh and Victoria Cheevers.

rLoop: Arpad Lorberer, Brent Lessard, Clarence Akagu, Dante Bertana, Edward Chan, Ilyas Vali, Michael Caudill, Rebecca Zhuo and Ruairidh Mallows.

Hyper Poland: Andrzej Jakubowski, Arkadiusz Mackiewicz, Asem Zabin, Daniel Sierocki, Edyta Kowalski, Katarzyna Foljanty, Krzysztof Tabiszewski, Larry Kearns, Lukasz Mielczarek, Mateusz Przystal, Sebastian Wilomski, Szymon Karas, Thomas Boyster and Tomasz Smol.

About Build Earth Live

Build Earth Live is an annual competition arranged by Asite to encourage and raise awareness of cloud-based working, international developments in interoperability and public access to the design process. The team-based competition takes place over 48 hours, allowing contributions and collaborations from around the world during and after working hours. Design teams from around the world are invited to join in worldwide collaborative Building Information Modeling (BIM). Award winners are recognized as leaders in their field and masters of collaborative technologies.