Russian “CAD in Construction 2010” Student Design Competition Won by ArchiCAD Project
Moscow, July 26, 2010 - Winners of the annual international competition "CAD in Construction 2010 or Rock at Sziget with ArchiCAD” were announced at the Moscow State University of Civil Engineering. First prize was awarded to Olga Khamatgalieva, a fourth-year student at Southern Federal University (Institute of Architecture and Art) in Rostov-on-Don.
Library of Southern Federal University, Rostov-on-Don
The student competition was organized by the Moscow State University of Civil Engineering and supported by GRAPHISOFT R&D this year for the following main goals to achieve:
- Increase the use of CAD in the learning process; Expand the community of CAD users;
- Create opportunities for sharing experiences with CAD software;
- Identify the best building designs created with CAD software
- Assess the level of expertise among CAD specialists in the Russian AEC industry
More than 170 student projects arrived from 22 cities across Russia, Ukraine, and Armenia with the majority of projects created with ArchiCAD.
The winner - Olga Khamatgalieva of Southern Federal University, Rostov-on-Don
"Today’s library is an information center. Obtaining knowledge results in transitions to new levels. This idea influenced me while creating the shape and structure. The center of the building is a glazed, full-height atrium, through which most of the light enters. Living, green, cantilevered terraces ensure a comfortable environment for library visitors here, serving as green, open areas for reading and relaxing," Olga said about her project.
Olga is also the winner of the special prize of a 3-day trip to Budapest, a visit to GRAPHISOFT headquarters, and as part of her program, to spend time and party at one of Europe’s largest music festivals, known as Sziget Festival. Click here to see more images of the Winning Projects.