We are proud to announce that we are the winners of this year's AEC Excellence Award in the category "Building Simulation and Analysis Technology" !
Several months ago we submitted the ÖAMTC Headquarter (general planer: Pichler & Traupmann Architekten and FCP - more information in the follow up blog entry) to participate at the AEC Excellence Awards. This project shows very well that complex geometry and BIM are no contradiction. Moreover, it was quite important for us to participate at the competition with a project, which is already built (Note: ÖAMTC headquarters were moved into this month). Since the ÖAMTC headquarter is one of our most famous projects as a young company, it was a special honor for us to be nominated for the AEC Excellence Awards finally. And even better, we could convince the US-American jury and now won the first place in our category!
The AEC Excellence Award is an annual competition, which includes different categories such as "IPD or Collaboration”, “Computational Design” or “Design and Fabrication”, and is awarded at the Autodesk University in Las Vegas. This year, the response to the competition was impressive, with 162 submissions and 29 countries represented.
We also had the opportunity to attend the Autodesk University in Las Vegas and receive our award in person. We expected an eventful week with a full schedule. In addition to talks and networking dinners, there was also the possibility to participate at various courses - the agony of choice. There were different courses offered ranging from architecture, construction, engineering, infrastructure to product design and media entertainment. Concerning the choice of our classes, we focused primarily on facility management and lifecycleorientated reuse of building information.
Back to Vienna, we returned with a luggage full of an award and lots of new knowledge, great experiences and amazing impressions of the fabulous Las Vegas!