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BIMāstrā 2021

BIMāstrā, a yearly design competition organized and sponsored by DIMENSION PLUS.

Design Competitions are opportunities to showcase talents and skills. The AEC industry is at a threshold of another change after almost 2 decades, and this time it is equally difficult to change from #dumbcad to BIM. However, we have a success story to back up this change and reduce the fear of the unknown. We have successfully changed from the Drafting Board to Computers decades ago, we just have to change to the appropriate tools this time.

At DIMENSION PLUS, we have always believed in Quality over Quantity. We are committed to Implement BIM with Archicad the most Productive way. Every year we work with New Professionals from across India who see clear benefit of using Archicad over other 2D or BIM software. 

The ever increasing demand for Young Graduates understanding BIM and knowing Archicad, gave us an inspirational idea 3 years back about BIMāstrā.

We wish to bridge the gap of demand vs supply with these Competitions.

The word BIMāstrā is a combination of BIM and āstrā, where āstrā is a Sanskrit word for weapon which is important to win the war; the war of knowledge and skills and BIM is a new age skill which is highly in demand. 

BIMāstrā 2021 is about Rethinking a Rural School

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BIMāstrā

a Student Design Competition
an Initiative by DIMENSION PLUS

 

Rethinking a Rural School

 

Registration Starts : 7th May 2021

Registration Ends : 30th July 2021

Submission Ends : 1st October 2021

Learning is not a process that starts or ends with content, it is a student journey of experience, and school design, its environment and the teaching methods that are adopted all mold the students character who become a part of this journey.It is a space for the young ones to nurture their curiosity and learn from the experiences of this journey.

 

School design is a strategic process of creating a communicative environment while upholding the essence of a fun and enjoyable environment. School design should not only focus on the conventional learning format but should also be a place to pursue practical, environmental, social and traditional knowledge, values and skills.

 

The designer’s vision should be to create a free open learning environment to accommodate all the sources of learning and create an adaptive educational environment.Along with that understanding of the psychology of children of all age groups and in some cases, children with special abilities.

Prizes

BIMastra 2021 Winner

Winner

  • MacBook Pro M1 Chip

  • Winning Trophy

  • Recognition during the Award ceremony in presence of elite fraternity members

  • Design to be uploaded on the DIMENSION PLUS website

  • Design to be uploaded on the DIMENSION PLUS social media handle

  • Pictures of the award ceremony & presentations to be uploaded on website & social media

  • Interaction opportunity with Key fraternity members during the award ceremony and renowned jury members
BIMastra 2021 First Runner Up

First Runner Up

  • iPad Air

  • Winner Certificate

  • Recognition during the Award ceremony in presence of elite fraternity members

  • Design to be uploaded on the DIMENSION PLUS website

  • Design to be uploaded on the DIMENSION PLUS social media handle

  • Pictures of the award ceremony & presentations to be uploaded on website & social media

  • Interaction opportunity with Key fraternity members during the award ceremony and renowned jury members
BIMastra Second Runner Up Prize

Second Runner Up

  • Apple Watch SE

  • Winner Certificate

  • Recognition during the Award ceremony in presence of elite fraternity members

  • Design to be uploaded on the DIMENSION PLUS website

  • Design to be uploaded on the DIMENSION PLUS social media handle

  • Pictures of the award ceremony & presentations to be uploaded on website & social media

  • Interaction opportunity with Key fraternity members during the award ceremony and renowned jury members

Site Analysis

Design Brief

Design For:

  • Pre Nursery, Nursery, 1st to 5th – 3 divisions each with 25 students in each class
  • The participants are free to design spaces according to their design concept

  • The students are requested to design using Archicad software only

  • Design is not restricted to ground structures

  • Avoid cutting any trees unless it’s important for the design

Eligibility:

  • 3rd – 5th year students of Architecture Only

  • Students need to participate individually, not in teams

  • Any number of students from each college can participate in this competition

Process:

  • Registration – Last date for registration is 30th July, 2021

  • Submission – Last date to submit BIMx file is 1st October, 2021

  • Announcement of top 10 Nominees will be done on 1st November, 2021

  • Live Jury Round will be on 12th November, 2021 in Mumbai

  • Winner announcement on 12th November, 2021

Design Submission:

The participants are suppose to submit the BIMx files and the selected 10 candidates will be invited to present their designs in front of the jury members in Mumbai.

Drawing Requirements: (Mandatory)

  • Basic drawings (plans, sections and elevations) to explain the design

  • Each individual block drawings in 1:100 scale

  • 5 construction details at 1:20 scale

  • BIMx hyper model converted from ARCHICAD (PLN) file to be submitted with all drawings in layout accordingly

  • BIMx file shouldn’t exceed 400mb

  • Designing and documentation to be done only in ARCHICAD (no other software)

  • Site PLN file is mandatory to submit

  • As many drawings are required to explain the design in detail

  • Presentation has to be given using BIMx Hyper model only – Printed Drawings are Strictly Prohibited

 *The Final decision of winner is sole decision of the jury. DIMENSION PLUS Educatoin Desk has no role to play in the selection of the winners.

Nominees & Winners:

Upon online submissions, jury will select the TOP 10 entries who will be invited to Mumbai for the Live Jury round. Live presentations by the students will be mandatory if you get selected. 

Important Links

If you have reached till this, congratulations : you are still interested. Use bellow links for further actions.

Don’t know Archicad but still interested in participating? Don’t worry we have training programs for you.

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Can I enter more than one design?

For this edition, the submission is limited to a single entry from each student.

Can it be done on any other software and converted to a PLN file?

No, it has to be done in Archicad from the start. 

What is BIMx?

BIMx is the mobile viewing app for all the work done in Archicad. It is available on both Android and iOS for free.

Is rendering required?

No design is complete without rendering.

Is there any entry fee to the competition?

No, this competition is free of cost for the participants.

Will I be expected to participate in publicity?

Yes. By agreeing to participate you are accepting that your story, project details, and images can be used for publicity purposes. These requests will be handled by DIMENSION PLUS and your details will not be shared directly with external parties. You have the right to decline any opportunity which you do not wish to be involved with directly. However, DIMENSION PLUS may still use your story, project details, and images for media opportunities which will result in exposure for you and your design.

Will DIMENSION PLUS profit from our idea?

No, you will retain the rights to any intellectual property surrounding your idea. The aim of this competition is to open young designers to use Archicad and get industry exposure which will enable them to make contacts and push their work forward.

Where can I go for any technical question?

Please register at support.dimensionplus.in and raise a ticket.

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