Virtual buildings

Immersive site visits at our Auckland studio

02 May 2019

Context hosted delegates from this year’s Immersive Augmented and Virtual Reality World Conference.

Last week Context hosted a group of delegates from the second annual Immersive Augmented and Virtual Reality World Conference – a three-day expo for leaders in New Zealand’s virtual, mixed and augmented reality industry.

Attendees from international and domestic organisations, including Watercare, Air New Zealand, New Zealand Defence Force, Massey University, Downer and New Zealand Steel toured Context’s Auckland studio and virtual reality lab to learn more about how AR and VR can be used for better collaboration and outcomes in architecture and other industries, particularly in boosting client engagement.

Visitors explored two Context-designed VR models: Westpac the Terrace and an exemplar development using Housing New Zealand’s new social housing framework. Visitors experienced first-hand how we’re using technology to engage clients earlier in the design process and enable faster decision-making. They also played with Context’s BIMx app, which brings plans and drawings to life using augmented reality, bridging any understanding gap for clients, stakeholders and contractors.

The Immersive AR and VR World Conference is an opportunity for experts, advocates, users and curious enthusiasts to come together and learn more about the applications of virtual, mixed and augmented reality across a range of industries, including healthcare, fashion, transport, food and beverage, construction and engineering.

Context’s Digital Principal Jonny Breen also presented at the conference and Trent Stone, our Cross-Reality Specialist, participated in a panel discussion about how AR and VR is transforming the customer experience in architecture.