Build Earth Live 2016

buildearth_liveBuild Earth Live 2016 ready for take-off

The next chapter of the Build Earth Live series has been announced. This announcement was made by Asite’s COO, Nathan Doughty in a presentation looking at the achievement of Build New York Live.
Build New York Live, organised by Asite, was the latest event in the Build Earth Live series. Over the 48-hour period, teams competed against each other to redesign the western side of the world-famous Hudson Yards in Manhattan, 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 and 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 judges, Richard Garber AIA, Director of NJIT’s School of Architecture, and Nathan Doughty of Asite.

Tony Ryan, Asite CEO, comments, “Asite have been running Build Earth Live now since 2012 as a concept to gather design teams from around the globe to virtually build iconic sites and projects within 48 hours of receiving the brief. We started in 2012 in London and have since completed one in Qatar, Sydney, New York and Newcastle. We are very excited about this year’s program as it will be based on the Hyperloop concept.”


Build Earth Live 2016 will challenge teams from across the world to compete against one another to design a Hyperloop station. This 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.

During the next few months leading up to the competition, teams from around the world will get set to compete for global recognition within the AEC community.


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