Build Earth Live - The Next Chapter

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The latest Build Earth Live competition details have been unveiled, with the next competition set for April 11th-15th, 2016!


The next chapter of the Build Earth live series has been announced. Nathan Doughty Asite's COO broke the news to a captive audience at last month’s Digital Construction Week.


The Announcement was made by Asite’s CEO, Nathan Doughty in a presentation looking at the achievement of Build New York Live.


Build New York Live, organized by Asite, was the latest event In the Build Earth Live series. Over the 48hr period, teams competed against each other to redesign the western side of the world famous Hudson Yards, Manhattan, and New York.


The timetable of the event allowed the teams to contribute during or after work. At each event, a major site is announced, with a brief for a significant multi-use development. All information was published in interoperable formats. Teams were free to exploit any interoperable technology and encouraged to update a public collaboration site. All observers of the competition were also free to comment and view each team’s workspace.


The competition concluded with presentations to the press and awards presented to the winning teams by two of our Judges, Richard Garber AIA, is Director of NJIT's School of Architecture and Nathan Doughty COO Asite.


Build Earth Live 2016 will challenge teams from across the world to compete against one another to design a Hyperloop station. The Hyperloop is a cutting-edge rail concept that will see the mode of transportation travel at a whopping 700 miles per hour. Hyperloop was unveiled by Elon Musk in 2013, who said it could take passengers the 380 miles (610km) from LA to San Francisco in 30 minutes - half the time it takes a plane.


It is essentially a long tube that has had the air removed to create a vacuum and this tube is suspended off the ground to protect against weather and earthquakes.


The Build New York live official After Party (Tuesday 24th November 4-7pm) celebrates the success of the previous Build Live competition. Teams, fans and observers will be in attendance to honour the teams massive achievement and of course to watch them collect their awards.


To attend the Build New York Live After party register via this link:


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