How should we think, work, and create our cities?
We believe, that the global challenges of urbanization and climate changes require new ways of thinking. Therefore, we are have partnered up with with the AEC Hackathon Organization to create AEC Hackathon @ BLOXHUB. Here, engineers, architects, developers, cool nerds, tech experts, design thinkers, anthropologists, and great minds are rethinking traditional patterns and hacking their way into a better urban future.
What is AEC Hackathon?
AEC (Architecture, Engineering, Construction) Hackathon is an organization that, since its origin in 2013, has held events in numerous locations; e.g. Berlin, Shanghai, and Paris. It was created to give those designing, building, and maintaining our built environment the opportunity to collaborate with cutting-edge technologies and its developers and designers. Over the course of three days, teams compete against each other while trying to find solutions for the problems they face in their everyday work.
It has quickly become a community of innovators that include all elements of the built environment, not just AEC.
Check out three of the projects down below or read about all 22 projects HERE!
TEAM Digital Twin 4 Every1: Best Overall Project
Making digital twins available to everyone. Building the bridge between physical sensors and the virtual world and back again. Demonstrate that everyone can build a digital twin of their local environment on a low budget using IoT and cloud-tech.
TEAM DELTA (Fabrify): BEST PROJECT THAT SOLVES A BIG AEC PROBLEM
Several issues are already there in the industry for very simple building components. At the same time, a momentum in the industry is been built towards digital fabrication and integrated processes, which lead us to much more complex management solutions. To support this trend, we need to strive towards new tech that take these as premises, instead of trying to apply legacy solutions for future problems.
Team The geeky Watchmen: Honourable Mention
Safe Step: This is an app for women, tourist and people who are new to an area which tells them the safest route possible to their destination. The app also has an option for rating a place based on the user experience. People can add their reviews and comments which contribute towards building a safer community.
3 ways to participate
In general, there are three key ways you can participate in AEC Hackathon @ BLOXHUB
1# Identify a challenge in your everyday work
2# Work with one of the pre-posed challenges.
3# Show up individually and join a group
You can join individually, with a colleague or with a group. If you join with a group, be prepared to open up your group for participants from other companies, during the hackathon.
Reflect upon and identify potential challenges to address beforehand. It can be from your everyday work life or a larger challenge in your organisation or industry which you are curious to address with fellow designers or developers from the industry.
Q: How will the event proceed?
A: The event will run over the course of a weekend, from Friday to Sunday. Get to know the format HERE
Q: How do challenges work?
A: There will be different challenges proposed by companies, but feel free to work on a challenge of your own.
Q: Can I join with a team from my job and work on a challenge of our own?
A: Definitely! We encourage you to bring your colleagues, although we recommend joining forces with other participants as well.
Q: How do I become a partner?
A: That is fairly easy! Send a mail to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
Q: How do I become a participant?
A: That is no problem! Registration is possible through HERE
Q: What does my ticket include?
A: A ticket to the event includes:
– Access to BLOXHUB’s Members lounge and Residents Area during the event, including our facilities such as a VR Studio, 3D printers, workshops, meeting rooms, and more.
– Food, drinks, and snacks during the event.