Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Cool Idea from NRI – a 3D MODEL CONTEST

NRI is teaming up with ArchitectureBoston Expo 2013 to present its first ever 3D Model Contest, the winners of which will be showcased at the event's 3D Printing Pavilion, November 19-21.

Architects are invited to enter the contest.

HERE'S HOW THE CONTEST WORKS:  Design a Boston Waterfront Performance Venue according to the specifications below, and submit a 3D detailed or massing model (.stl file).
Our esteemed co-judges — Sasaki Associates' Chris Coscia, BIM Coordinator, Senior Associate and Arrowstreet's Matthew Rice, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, MCPPO, Senior Associate — will select four finalists, whose models will be 3D printed and displayed at the ABX 3D Printing Pavilion, where attendees will cast their votes for the winning design.
THEME:  Boston Waterfront Performance Venue
CONTEST:  Design an original, innovative music venue on the Boston waterfront
JUDGING CRITERIA:  Originality, creativity and vision
DEADLINE:  October 27th by 10PM
PRIZE:  Four finalists will have their models on display at the ABX 3D Printing Pavilion. Finalists will be awarded their models after the event. The winner of the contest will also a receive a $1,500 credit prize toward a 3D printed model of their choice.

   Each entrant can submit multiple designs. There is no limit.
   NRI will accept designs from massing models to detailed models. No renderings or elevations will be accepted.
   Designs must be original and the property of the entrant.
   Submit a 3D conceptual or detailed design as an .stl file. No renderings or drawings will be accepted. The files must be print ready, and scaled to print size for consideration. For more information on file preparation, click here.
   Maximum model size is 10" x 14" x 8".
   All files must be submitted by 10PM on October 27th.
   There will be a blind judging by two Boston architects to get to the final four.
   There will be four finalists whose printed model will be displayed in the 3D Printing Pavilion at ABX.

   ABX attendees will vote on their favorite design displayed at the 3D Printing Pavilion and a winner along with the three honorable mentions will be announced on November 21st.

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