Launching the International Archicad Bim Competition in 2020 to Van Lang students

(Van Lang, 19/6/2020)- From May 11th  to June 30th, 2020, Graphisoft Company organized the 7th Archicad BIM Architectural Design Contest. This year, the contest will be organized online and expanded the contest to participants around the world, which is an opportunity for students of Architecture, Building, Interior Design to show their competence and talent and to learn from international friends.

The architectural design competition using ARCHICAD BIM technology is held annually, giving the opportunity for students to approach and learn BIM technology based on ARCHICAD software. Without COVID-19, students of Architecture and Construction major of Van Lang University were busy preparing for the ARCHICAD BIM 2020 contest at this time last year.

Coping with the reality of the epidemic, the ARCHICAD BIM 2020 contest is organized online for the first time and has gone beyond Vietnam, opened to all students using BIM software worldwide. The judges of the competition are architects with many years of experience working in the field of architecture and software development of BIM from many countries. This is an opportunity for Van Lang students to show their competence and talent to international friends and to find opportunities to practice and work at renowned domestic and foreign companies using BIM technology.

vlu bim architech aAssoc. Prof. Dr. Tran Thi My Dieu - Rector of Van Lang University and Mr. Tu Dong Xuan - Deputy Head of Construction Department awarded the certificate of completion of BIM training course for students in 2019.

ARCHICAD BIM 2020 Contest focuses on 3 topics: houses (Single family house), condominiums (Apartment building) and public buildings (Public buildings). The examiner scores based on the ideas and skills of BIM users in the design project. Besides, in order to support students with their project and knowledge about BIM ARCHICAD, GreenDS offers help about technical issues and necessary knowledge for students to prepare well for the competition.

֎ Key dates:

May 11th to June 30th, 2020: register and submit the project

July 1st to July 7th, 2020: mark the project

July 8th, 2020: notice of results

֎ Awards

First prize

  • 1 copy of ARCHICAD 24 
  • 1 year BIMx PRO subscription (package) 
  • Attending "Become an ARCHICAD Champion" course
  •  Attending Basecamp 2020

Second prize

  • 1 year BIMx PRO subscription 
  • Attending "Become an ARCHICAD Champion" course
  • Attending Basecamp 2020

 Third prize

  • 1 year BIMx PRO subscription 
  • Attending Basecamp 2020

Honorable mentions

  • 1 year BIMx PRO subscription 
  • Certificate of  Honorable Mention

Twinmotion visualizer champion

  • 1 License Twinmotion 2020
  • Direct training with expert Epic Games Twinmotion for 60 minutes

* Basecamp is two-week GRAPHISOFT annual educational event in Hungrary, which is designed to assist graduates with exposure to other cultures; promoting relationships with architects around the world.

vlu bim architechOnline registration and submission procedure (deadline 30/6/2020).

For more information about the contest, please follow the link at

By 2019, Van Lang University has opened a BIM training program for students in 4 majors of Thermal Engineering, Architecture, Civil Engineering, and Environmental Engineering.

After 3 years of participating in the Architectural Design Contest using ARCHICAD BIM technology for students nationwide, Van Lang students have achieved many prizes for the Architecture and Construction faculty:
֎: 2017: 01 second prize
֎ 2018: 01 First Prize, 01 Third Prize
֎ 2019: 01 Second Prize, 01 Consolation Prize

 Source: Chi Nhan
Translated by: Hoai Pham

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