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The final presentation in UAH ends successfully! Congratulation to team P2D have won the Grand Prize of this year competition and to the 10 teams have participated in this year final round! See you all again very soon!

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Announcement: Top 10 projects to be presented at the final presentation
Congratulation to the 10 teams for their good effort to make the top 10!
>>> Go check the result here

Submission in Tokyo Institute of Technology 
The final submission in Japan successfully ended with the win belong to NAB team. A special thanks to the dedicated jury and participation of our special guest from University Utsunomiya: Ms. Kisa Fujiwara

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Sample files from the workshop can be download from here:

A template available for download!
To kick-start your project please use the following template for your project!

Training workshop for 2nd round reschedules to 29 May till 1st June!
The date for the training workshop has changed! Make sure you don’t miss the opportunities to discuss with BIM specialist to improve your projects for the 2nd round! For more information go to the Facebook event page.

ARCHICAD training for 2nd round is available!

Our online course is now available. Let’s get started with instructions for beginners here. We will update more training and tips regularly! Good luck with your study and don’t hesitate to contact us for any problem!

What is BIM? – understand the concept of BIM:

Good job! Check out the result of the 1st round!
Please find the RESULT and a list of teams goes to 2nd round HERE.

Exhibition at Tokyo Institute of Technology!
We are displaying selected projects of the first round at Tokyo Institute of Technology – Architecture and Building Engineering department – M1 building – 3rd floor. Check out the location here.

collageThe 1st round submission in Vietnam and Japan!
Exciting sessions for marking student’s works in all participating universities. Good jobs for all submitted projects! Feel the atmosphere on our  Facebook event page.

Workshop presentation now available
Please find below the link for the lecture of last Workshop “Passive Design and Architecture Gesture”  >>Go to the page


Workshop reschedule to Saturday 17th March!
The date for the workshop has changed! Make sure you don’t miss the opportunities to discuss with contemporary architects about your idea of Passive Design! For more information go to the Facebook event page.

The registration is now open!
Quickly form a team of three and register now! (The registration will end on 23 March)

The official brief is released!
Download the Brief and start working with your team! DOWNLOAD BRIEF

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UPCOMING EVENTS: brief explanation will be held at each university participant, please make sure to come to have the answers to all your questions! Check the Facebook page for detail

About 5th ARCHICAD BIM Competition

We are pleased to announce that 5th ARCHICAD BIM Competition is now open!

This year we are welcoming 3 institutions from HCMC-Vietnam and 1 from Tokyo-Japan, students belong to all departments related to Architecture and Building Engineering field of these universities are eligible for participation:

University of Architecture Ho Chi Minh City (UAH)
Van Lang University (VLU)
Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology (HCMUT)
Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech)

This competition is brought you by these wonderful sponsors!

We are grateful to the following sponsors for their support to the competition and its activities. Please contact us to become our sponsor!

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Great works from past years…


The objective of this competition, “Sai Gon – ‘You’ and I” PAVILION on Nguyen Hue Walking Street (NHWS) Ho Chi Minh City is to create a multi-usage area in the most beautiful street of Ho Minh City that can host different activities for metropolitan and visitors while enhancing the arts and historic identity of Sai Gon. Visit website


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The theme “An inspiring BUFFER ZONE” of ARCHICAD BIM 2016 Competition as a chance to breathe new life into current houses, residential areas as well as contributions to housing design for Vietnam.   Visit website


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By design in architecture, competitors show the particular features of Saigon – Cho Lon culture by proposing the best ideas for The cultural centre of district 5. The proposals bring to values in use of the site and satisfaction with the needs of development and preservation cultural values of the region. The project is also an opportunity for the young generation having a good vision to the future, while, the new things are threatening the old ones, the challenges in picking between old and new to rebuild our city in the future.  Visit website


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A Place Called Home – If we catch a chance to innovate our current living place, we – new architects will behave how to build a comfortable living space holding beautiful memories. With our innovation, we ourselves can or cannot find Vietnamese identities to connect and harmonize with modern society.  Visit website


Honourable mention