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Pace Publishing presents GS Prize book

Hong Kong, China - July 16, 1999

Hong Kong based PACE Publishing Ltd., one of the leading publishing houses in South-East Asia, published a hard-cover, large format book dedicated to the GRAPHISOFT PRIZE containing selected entries from the 1996-1998 competitions.

The book is the third item in PACE's Virtual Space series, which focuses on architectural and interior concepts and visualization. Pace is especially active in Hong Kong, Taiwan and Mainland China so the 200 page book is bilingual in English and Chinese. It also contains a CD allowing readers to explore the projects in virtual reality.

The GRAPHISOFT PRIZE book was printed in 4,000 copies and the launch at the UIA Conference in Beijing was an instant success among the international audience.

"The beauty of this book lies in using state-of-the-art technology to reinterpret classics", said George Lam, publisher of PACE. "Virtual Space bridges the visions of architects and designers, and their manipulation of ARCHICAD to achieve their ideas."

The Graphisoft Prize International Design Competition with a tradition of seven years is pushing the frontiers of architectural expression using CAD software. Graphisoft's Virtual Building™ concept embodies the integration of building data through intelligent objects, powerful visualization and communication tools, and access to building information at all times. Using ARCHICAD as a design tool and VR virtual reality (included with ARCHICAD) as a visualization tool, the annual GRAPHISOFT PRIZE challenges students and non-students to create "virtual architecture" by desinging buildings that have never existed physically, but are nevertheless "real" in our culture. The competition, which promotes the innovative use of CAD software in architecture, asks entrants to create architectural works drawing from a list of literary and cultural references ranging from Bartók's opera "Bluebeard's Castle" to "Stairway to Heaven" from the song by Led Zeppelin to "The Planet of the Businessman" from Antoine de Saint Exupéry's Little PrinceThe Planet of the Businessman" from Antoine de Saint Exupéry's Little Prince.

Graphisoft is a leading provider of computer-aided design (CAD) software solutions for the architectural profession and the building industry. Founded in 1982, Graphisoft is ranked today among the largest AEC CAD software developers in the world, with 12 offices all over the world in addition to its headquarters. Graphisoft's flagship product, ARCHICAD, is used by more than 75,000 architects worldwide and distributed in 25 languages and 80 countries. Shares of Graphisoft are traded on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange Neuer Markt under the symbol GPH. More information about Graphisoft is available at