Winners announced in Build Newcastle Live awards ceremony

Credit: Twitter (@ThirlwallAssoc)
Credit: Twitter (@ThirlwallAssoc)

The winners have been announced in the hotly-contested Build Newcastle Live competition that commenced late last week.

Taking place at Fulham’s Craven Cottage football stadium in London, UK, the Build Newcastle Live awards ceremony took place on Friday (March 20th). The event celebrated the efforts of the various teams taking part in the Build Earth Live-initiated competition that saw teams of Building Information Modelling enthusiasts have 48 hours to submit an exciting proposal in relation to a specific brief.

The brief highlighted a piece of land along Newcastle’s Quayside as the base for all of the submissions. According to the Build Earth Live website: “The site is a high-profile but un-loved stretch of land along Newcastle’s Quayside, to the east of the city centre in an area synonymous with high quality architectural development.

“Build Newcastle Live challenge to participants is to transform this site into a new and imaginative flagship project that reawakens this pioneering spirit.”

Imagination was certainly rewarded on Friday, as six project teams – with team members from across the world – scooped up prizes.

Taking away the OpenBIM Build Newcastle Live Award were the #BIMCommandos, a team made up of ACO, Colour Urban Design, Teesside University and more. This award was given to the team who showcased the “best overall BIM effort” – a prestigious prize indeed!

The next award Best Use of BIM for Design, Drama and Excitement was given to the project with the best architectural aesthetics and presentation. The Northern Ireland BIM Hub scooped this gong, and their team member Claire Thirlwall provided a BIMcrunch exclusive blogpost about the competition process.

The NE14BIM collective, made up by the likes of BIM Academy, Howard Russell, NBS and Ryder Architecture, took home the prize for Best Multi-Disciplinary BIM & Use of Interoperability whilst BIM4SME were awarded the Best Use of BIM for Sustainability or Constructability trophy.

Class Of Your Own were named the esteemed Best SME Engagement winners and finally, Waagner Biro bested the rest in the BIM for Innovation category.

We rounded-up a selection of social media reactions and responses to the awards ceremony, which can be viewed below.

Congratulations to all of the participants on their terrific efforts!

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