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BIRS – Evaluation of virtual room components during the room planning process

The project is dedicated to the question of what added value virtual spaces have in the planning of buildings and whether decisions can be made more effectively on the basis of virtual walkabouts with different virtual designs.

Real sampling is cost and space intensive. With the introduction of Virtual Reality technology it is possible to carry out sampling in virtual space. The construction industry hopes that this will not only lead to efficiency gains, but also to opportunities for short-term behavioural changes, variant studies and greater acceptance in the stakeholder process.

Due to the lack of a study situation in the technical literature, an initial informative study carried out at the FHNW and the importance of determining success factors in the building sampling process, the VTI Lab of the FHNW and SSA Architects want to carry out an applied research and development project together in the building planning process.

The University of Applied Psychology would like to help to gain new knowledge about the factors determining the success of acceptance and assessment in the use of VR.

Project Dates

Lead and TeamDr. Oliver Christ (Lead), Andreas Papageorgiou BSc.
FundingHandelskammer beider Basel
Eisenbahner Baugenossenschaft beider Basel
Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz FHNW
CollaborationSSA Architekten Basel
Eisenbahner Baugenossenschaft beider Basel
Duration01.01.2020 - 31.12.2022
PublicationsArticle «Die Digitalisierung gehört zur DNA unseres Unternehmens», be digital, 17.06.2020

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