An international team led by Newcastle’s BIM Academy has won a virtual design competition for a new convention centre in Sydney, Australia.
Entrants for the Build Sydney Live competition were given just two days to respond to a design brief for a convention centre on the Darling Harbour site in Sydney. Submissions were judged on sustainability, design excellence, collaborative working and innovative combined use of Building Information Modelling technologies.
The academy, which has previously enjoyed success in Build London Live and Build Qatar Live, brought together a team of building design professionals including Ryder Architecture, Colour UDL Landscape, Northumbria University and AECOM in Australia, who provided engineering, sustainability, visualisation and cost consultants. They were supported by cloud-based BIM software providers Kykloud and dRofus, and used 36 major design and analysis applications.
BIM Academy’s managing director, Peter Barker said: “Collaborating with our team of leading design, engineering and technology companies to produce such a comprehensive submission has been fantastic. Winning this competition cements our position as one of the world’s leading BIM research, education and consultancy organisations.”