3D Modeling and Rendering for Hillcrest Surfside in Florida, USA: Case Study

3D Modeling and Rendering for Hillcrest Surfside in Florida, USA: Case Study

Nikola from ODP Architects brought us a new project in May 2021. It was a residential project in Florida. She would needed the 3D renderings to get the project approved and show the owner the vision was worthy investing in. This project had been through back-and-forth and design changes. Two images are finalized until January 2022, and we are working on more images now.

Hillcrest Surfside and Surfside Seaway are two residential buildings which share the same owner. Surfside Seaway was approved and under construction while the project Hillcrest Surfside started. This time, AIMIR was going to create 3D works for this stunning residential structure from the very beginning. At the same time, the images needed to share the same materiality of the images of Surfside Seaway. This way, both projects could show to the world with consistency.


Hillcrest Surfside


Facing the Surfside Beach, Hillcrest Surfside is a 10-story residential structure with a basement for parking and a rooftop. The project size is 58,980 square feet. There is an infinity edge swimming pool on ground floor, along with some stairs that go down to the rear yard. For the façade, Hillcrest mainly uses glass walls with vertical louvers. These Carlisle windows with bronze non-reflective texture add a shimmering skin under the sun.

The site.

The elevations.

As the structure shares the same owner with Surfside Seaway, which is another residential building next to it, we’ve studies the 3D rendering previously done for it.

3D renders for Surfside Seaway for reference.

Our aim was to create 3D renderings which went along with the lighting, materials, and mood with those of Surfside Seaway.


The Model


We’ve received a Revit model including the project and the structure next to it. Because Nikola hoped to have both buildings in the images.

The Revit model.

Different views of the model.

However, Nikola expressed their concern about the design, and said the model might need to change. As a result, we had to suspend this project.

In December, Nikola brought us the updated model. The rooftop was redesigned with a more welcoming space, the ground floor has a ramp for entry, and other nice features.

The updated model.


Surrounding Context


For the surrounding context, we decided to build the models of ambient structures.

Compared with other methods, modeling is the most complicated way of dealing with surroundings. This is because it costs obviously more time than other methods, and incurs modeling fees at the same time. However, modeling gives nearly 100% accuracy of the original site. Moreover, the tone and mood of the image is easier to be aligned.

Model of building next to the project.


For more information about how to choose the suitable method handling surrounding context, please refer to this blog: 4 Typical Methods of Dealing with Surrounding Context in Architectural Visualization.


Material, Texture, Lighting & Postproduction


For this special project, we didn’t have much room to create. To follow the previously-done 3D images, we studies these images and decided to come to the result straightforward.

Before that, we had went through other supporting information, for example the landscape plan. Nikola addressed the significant role of the landscaping. In order to keep consistency, the two projects should share the same landscaping.

Landscape plan.

After studying the provided images, our 3D artists learnt the way to follow the mood of the landscaping, which included:

  • The trees;
  • The beach;
  • The white beach beds and umbrellas;

Above is the rendering of Surfside Seaway, and below is a corner of our final rendering of Hillcrest Surfside. We strictly followed the rules and created a world in Surfside with consistency.

Please enjoy the final images of Hillcrest Surfside!


Ongoing Story


This is not the end of story. In January 2022, ODP Architects would like to have a few more 3D renders to demonstrate various sides of the structure. Therefore, we started working on other camera angles immediately.

This time, we needed to keep the same mood while showcase the building in various perspectives. The 3D images were finished in March, and we will share them as soon as they are ready to see the world.



What do you think about this residential project in the U.S.? Should you have any concerns regarding to this project, or any question about 3D architectural visualization, or anything about your project, please feel free to talk to us at info@aimircg.com. AIMIR has been specializing in 3D Architectural Visualization from 2006. Contact us now and get your idea fly high!

The International Tendering for Phase I Urban Design and Architectural Design General Contracting of Shenzhen Construction Industry Ecological & Intelligent Valley Headquarters Base

The International Tendering for Phase I Urban Design and Architectural Design General Contracting of Shenzhen Construction Industry Ecological & Intelligent Valley Headquarters Base

The International Tendering for Phase I Urban Design and Architectural Design General Contracting of Shenzhen Construction Industry Ecological & Intelligent Valley Headquarters Base, which is another municipal-level key industrial cluster project in Longgang District of Shenzhen City, is about to start! We sincerely invite the global design elites to follow the international trend of being green and low-carbon, and jointly participate in the 100 billion-level industrial cluster project!


Project Overview

In response to the national decision and deployment on the implementation of emission peak and carbon neutrality, to improve the efficiency of energy and resource utilization, promote the use of renewable energy, reduce the building carbon emissions, and create a good ecological environment for the construction industry, in accordance with the strategic deployment of the Shenzhen Municipal Party Committee and Municipal Government, to promote the high-quality development of Shenzhen’s modern buildings, form a new center of Shenzhen’s construction technology industry cluster, develop a new format for the entire industry chain of construction technology, use the “Belt and Road Initiative” as the engine to connect with the domestic and foreign construction markets, and establish a new benchmark for low-carbon construction technology development, the Shenzhen Construction Industry Ecological & Intelligent Valley Headquarters Base, established by the Longgang District People’s Government of Shenzhen Municipality, has come to its existence!

The Shenzhen Construction Industry Ecological & Intelligent Valley project aims at the world advanced construction concepts and technologies, takes green, low-carbon and digital intelligence as the main development direction, and focuses on the existing technological advantages to deploy three major industrial clusters of “intelligent construction”, “smart buildings” and “carbon neutral buildings”, and six centers of “corporate headquarters agglomeration, intelligent construction digital innovation, building standard formulation, green and low-carbon demonstration, smart building innovation, and technology exhibition and trading”, form a green and low-carbon city demonstration area, lead the future 100 billion-level construction industry cluster of Shenzhen City, and realize the transformation of the construction industry from production-oriented construction to green, intelligent and service-oriented intelligent construction.

Shenzhen Construction Industry Ecological & Intelligent Valley plans to develop and construct according to the “1+1” spatial layout model of “headquarters base” + “industrial base”, in which “headquarters base” is this tender project and the core component of the Ecological & Intelligent Valley, located in the middle of Universiade International Science and Education City, Longgang District, Shenzhen City.

Project location map


Work Content

A. Design Competition Stage:

  • Urban design: about 74.6ha design scope, In which about 28.2ha of Ecological & Intelligent Valley Headquarters Base needs to reach the level of detailed urban design.
  • Conceptual architectural design (Phase I of Ecological & Intelligent Valley Headquarters Base): about 4.6ha design scope, FAR 3.9.
  • Chapter of study on green, low carbon implementation.

B. Subsequent design development content of the bid winner:

  • The bid winner needs to complete the adjustment and optimization of detailed urban design scheme;
  • As the general contractor of Ecological & Intelligent Valley Headquarters Base Phase I architectural design, the bid winner shall complete the whole process design and management;
  • Special design on green, low carbon and intelligent construction.


Work Focus

Build a domestic leading and world advanced building technology green valley, take three-dimensional composite and space sharing as the core concept, highlight the characteristics of being green, low carbon and ecological, and create an urban vitality space integrating production, life and ecology. Actively respond to the Shenzhen Special Economic Zone Green Building Regulations, meet the requirements of Shenzhen’s near-zero carbon emission urban pilot indicators, and focus on the implementation of four major park-level ecological technology systems, including carbon emission and energy comprehensive utilization, water resource and sponge city comprehensive utilization, smart park, and regional microclimate system. The specific requirements include but are not limited to:

All buildings meet the national green building two-star operating label requirements, key buildings shall meet the national green building three-star operating label requirements; establish the prefabricated building demonstration project; consider the highlighted demonstration of near-zero energy consumption building, LEED standard and WELL standard in this project; encourage the application of innovative technologies in this project, such as BIPV, Internet of Things, energy storage, 3D printing construction, PEDF (Photovoltaic, Energy storage, Direct current, Flexibility), etc.


Tender Method and Timeline

  • The method of open application + prequalification will be adopted for this tender. After prequalification, 5 shortlisted agencies will be selected to enter the design competition stage. The shortlisted agencies shall submit deliverables as per requirements of Design Brief. After the scheme review, the top three (without ranking) will be selected as the winning candidates to enter the bid award stage. On the basis of respecting the opinions of the scheme review meeting, the Tenderee will determine the ranking of the top three, and the first-place bidder will be the winner and get the subsequent design development contract. Other shortlisted agencies that do not win the bid will receive the corresponding design compensation fee according to their ranking.
  • Application conditions: ①The applicant for the bid must be a legal entity that is independently registered inside and outside China; ②Consortium is allowed, with no more than 3 consortium members; ③The applicant (consortium) must have Grade A qualification of the domestic construction industry (construction engineering) in China; ④The chief design team needs to have professionals with relevant experience in green building, low-carbon and intelligent construction.
  • Applicants shall submit application materials and draft concept on time as required. Due to the positioning and characteristics of this project, applicants are advised to focus on providing their achievements that demonstrate design and operation experience in green building, intelligence, low carbon, energy saving, and prefabricated buildings.
  • Expected tendering schedule:

Mid and late April 2022  Launch tender activities and make official announcement.

Early May 2022  Make prequalification result announcement.

End of July 2022  Submit deliverables and scheme review meeting.

Mid August 2022  Decide the bid winner.

All the tendering information is subject to the official announcement of this project.



Host: Longgang District People’s Government of Shenzhen Municipality

Tenderee: Shenzhen Longgang Urban Construction Investment Group Co., Ltd.

Tender consultant: Shenzhen Ehow R & D Center

Contact: Engineer Zheng, Tel:+86 185 6678 2232

Advisory mailbox: competition@ehow.net.cn



The announcement is published on AIMIR’s website now. If you want to know more following details regarding to this competition, please feel free to contact AIMIR. What’s more, you’re more than welcome to touch base with us if you need architectural visualization.

FAQ About 3D Architectural Visualization

FAQ About 3D Architectural Visualization

As more architects, designers, and real estate professionals become aware of the power of 3D architectural visualization, demand of these services raises. Join AIMIR to find answers to Frequently Asked Questions about 3D rendering, 3D animation, and virtual reality.


What is 3D Architectural Visualization?


In case some of you may not be familiar with, let’s start with the definition. Actually, architectural visualization is no new concept. However, in the past decades, 3D technology has developed fast so that 3D came true.

At this moment, 3D architectural visualization has various forms such as 3D rendering, 3D animation, virtual reality, and argument reality. It is widely used by architects, designers, real estate developers, and manufacturers. With the help of 3D architectural visualization, you can have true-to-life 3D works of your vision, inside and out.


Why do You Need 3D Architectural Visualization Services?


3D architectural visualization, seemingly trivial, actually plays an important role in architectural design. Besides the most commonly-aware purpose: for marketing as most people know, there are other benefits.

  • Previewing the project before it starts: You can have a thorough look of the design in photorealistic 3D works. In this way, it is way easier to change the design details when needed.
  • Invoking creativity: Honestly, it is not a rare thing to get inspiration during the production of creating the 3D works. The flexibility and easy-to-change nature make it a piece of cake to reform your design in 3D works.
  • Presentation and reporting: When you need someone to say yes on your vision, the 3D architectural visualization must be the first choice to go with. It help to create the yet unbuilt structure in a real scene. Thus, its viewers can check the building as if they are standing in front of it.
  • Marketing optimizer: This is the best tool to market your idea. It brings out the best side of your unbuilt building.
  • Facilitating project management: A realistic 3D work of the project is the best coordination for management. Any possible issues can get fixed during the construction phase before they happen.


What do You Need for Entering 3D Architectural Visualization Services?


Briefing is the best and easiest way. At AIMIR, we’ve prepared various brief forms at:

In this form, we collect your basic information as well as project information, such as project type, how many images, how long animation / virtual reality, 3D model, CAD plan, or sketches. One thing to bear in mind, the more materials and information you provide, the quicker we get started.


How long does 3D Architectural Visualization Take?


First, the answer depends on the project materials provided. Then, other factors such as the quantity / length of images / animations / VR to be created should be taken into consideration as well.

For instance, you have an office building that you want to have 3D images for. A complete 3D model is ready to use, and you’d like three renderings: an aerial view to show the structure and surroundings; a front view; and an interior view of the lobby. In addition, other supporting references such as the landscape plan or material board can accelerate the production process.

Anyway, for general reference:

  • 3D Rendering: typically 3-5 days per 1-2 images.
  • 3D Animation: typically 1-2 weeks per minute.
  • Virtual Reality: typically at least 4 weeks per project.


What is the Working Process?


AIMIR has a complete workflow for CGI works. The workflow has been fully tested during the last 17 years. For 3D rendering, 3D animation and virtual reality, we have streamlined and efficient workflows.

To start the work we need the project files such as 3D model, CAD plans, or hand sketches. On top of these, some supporting information can help a lot, such as the site photo, Google coordinates, landscape plan, floor plans, color and material boards, and so on.

When the production starts, generally we follow: 3D modeling – applying material and textures – lighting – rendering and post-work – final delivery. For 3D animation, there will be a storyboard / camera path confirmation before the standard working process.

For a more detailed working process please kindly check here.


Am I Able to See the Works Before Final Delivery?


The answer is absolutely yes! Actually, it is the inevitable part of the whole production. Because we do care about the way presenting your vision.

In general, the majority of projects are able to deliver you drafts to preview in the Modeling stage and Rendering stage. Besides, you will receive drafts throughout the entire process for any mark-ups and comments.

On the other hand, it is vital for you to provide your mark-ups or comments on the draft timely. This is because we can only proceed to next stage after receiving your mark-ups.


Are the Project Materials and Information Safe with You? What If the Project is Confidential?


Please rest assured that we will keep your data confidential if you hope so.

Our promise doesn’t come from nowhere. It is guaranteed by our strict Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA). At AIMIR, we fully realize the nature of design industry. Thus, your date security is our top concern. We will not disclose any information unless you agree to do so.


Hope above can answer part of your questions. If you have more questions, please refer to our FAQ page here. Or you can simply talk to us about your concerns or projects on our home page or at info@aimircg.com.

AIMIR is an architectural visualization studio with over 17 years’ experience in the field of 3D rendering, 3D animation and virtual reality. Contact AIMIR now for high-end 3D architectural visualization works to impress your clients!

Prequalification Announcement on International Solicitation of PROPOSALS for Architectural Conceptual Scheme of Guang Du Museum

Prequalification Announcement on International Solicitation of PROPOSALS for Architectural Conceptual Scheme of Guang Du Museum

CDHT INVESTMENT CO., LTD. (THE SPONSOR) (hereinafter referred to as the Solicitor) and SHANGHAI INTERNATIONAL TENDERING CO. LTD. (hereinafter referred to as the Solicitation Agent) are now jointly soliciting proposals for Architectural Conceptual Scheme of Guang Du Museum. In this solicitation, four (4) candidates will be selected through public prequalification process. We publicly invite design institutions worldwide with related design experience to participate and submit the APPLICATION DOCUMENTS for Prequalification.


The Background of Solicitation

Since March 2015, the municipal archaeological team has carried out the excavation within the scope of Xinchuan Innovation Science and Technology Park Project, with an area of 8.5 km2. One Neolithic site and more than 7,000 tombs were found, and more than 70,000 cultural relics of different materials such as pottery, porcelain, copper, iron, glass and stone were unearthed. It is particularly remarkable that a rare cliff tomb of the Three Kingdoms Period was found. 86 funerary objects and tens of thousands of coins were unearthed with high historical and artistic value.

The archaeology in Xinchuan fills the gap of Neolithic culture in Chengdu Plain and improves the archaeological cultural sequence of the Warring States Period, Qin and Han Dynasties. The unearthed tombs lasted for more than 2,000 years. It provides magnificent physical materials and historical information for exploring important archaeological topics such as the cultural exchange on the Silk Road, the social changes in ancient Sichuan, the settlements in the capital cities and the study of the culture of the Three Kingdoms Period; It can be called half of the \”general history of Sichuan\” buried underground. It has been highly concerned by leaders and society, and the major mainstream media and CCTV and other media have specially reported the archaeological achievements in Xinchuan.


The Procedures of Solicitation

  • Prequalification

The Solicitor and the Solicitation Agent will set up a prequalification evaluation committee to examine and evaluate the APPLICATION DOCUMENTS for Prequalification. four (4) candidates will be selected through prequalification to participate in the solicitation activities.

  • Conceptual scheme Evaluation

The Solicitor and the Solicitation Agent will set up a scheme evaluation committee to comprehensively evaluate the conceptual schemes and relevant commercial terms to rank the four (4) schemes.

  • Final Winner

After reporting the scheme evaluation result to the governmental authorities, the Solicitor will determine one of the four (4) conceptual schemes as the final winning conceptual scheme.

  • Further Design Consultation

The final winner of the conceptual scheme will complete the architectural scheme design and investment estimation according to the entrustment of the Organizer, and cooperate with the local design institute (LDI) selected by the Organizer in the future to obtain the approval of the scheme design. In addition, the winner shall provide design coordination services to complete design development. The total amount of further design consultation is RMB 7.8 M (taxes included). The depth of architectural scheme design shall comply with the design description and drawing requirements of architectural design in the scheme design stage in the provisions on REGULATIONS ON THE PREPARATION DEPTH OF ARCHITECTURAL ENGINEERING DESIGN DOCUMENTS (2016 Edition).


Scope of Solicitation

  • the Project

Guang Du Museum

  • Locations

The project is located in the northeast of the East plot of XIN CHUAN ZHI XIN Park in the 5G pilot zone of CHENGDU HI-TECH INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT ZONE.

  • Planning Indexes
GFA FA above grade: 30000㎡
FA below grade: calculate separately
Density Up to the scheme
FAR Up to the scheme
Building Height According to the technical regulations of Chengdu on urban planning and management (2017), the height of buildings within 50m of the red line of land for construction projects on the side of linxinchuan Park shall not be higher than 24m, and the height ratio of high-rise buildings beyond 50m shall not be lower than 25% (based on the higher one), and meet the relevant aviation height limit requirements.
Building Spacing, red line distances and planning control line distances The distance between buildings and the distance of various planning control lines such as the red line of retreated land and the red line of roads shall meet the relevant requirements of the technical regulations of Chengdu on Urban Planning Management (2017).


  • The Depth of the Solicitation

The depth of solicitation is architectural conceptual scheme. The detailed requirements are subject to the DESIGN BRIEF attached to the SOLICITATION DOCUMENTS which will be provided to the final 4 Participants. Chapter 4 “The DESIGN BRIEF” in the PREQUALIFICATION DOCUMENTS is for reference only.


Schedule of Solicitation

Time and Date (Beijing Time) AGENDAS
April 12, 2022 Releasing the Prequalification ANNOUNCEMENT
beginning from 14:00, April 12, 2022 Opening to download the PREQUALIFICATION DOCUMENTS
11:00, April 21, 2022 Deadline for downloading the PREQUALIFICATION DOCUMENTS
12:00, April21, 2022 deadline for submission APPLICATION DOCUMENTS FOR PREQUALIFICATION
April25, 2022 (tentative) Prequalification evaluation meeting
April 29, 2022 (tentative) Announcing the result of Prequalification
April 29, 2022 (tentative) Releasing the SOLICITATION DOCUMENTS (including the DESIGN BRIEF)
may 6, 2022 (tentative) Kickoff Meeting, Site Visiting and Q&A Meeting
may 9-19, 2022 (tentative) Q&A in written form
early june, 2022 Medium Term Exchanging Meeting
july 5-8, 2022 (tentative) Submission of PROPOSAL, Conceptual schemes presentation and evaluation meeting



Solicitation Agent: Shanghai International Tendering Co., Ltd.

Address: 14/F, 358 Yan An Road (west), Jinan District, Shanghai, China

Postcode: 200040

Contactors: Yu Fang, Zhang Yingchong





Eligibility and Qualifications Requirements

  • An Applicant must have the ability to bear civil liability independently and the participation of natural person is not accepted.
  • An Applicant must have the corresponding qualifications and abilities to undertake the content of this Project:
  1. If the Applicant is a domestic institution, it must have class A (or above) qualification for professional design of Construction Engineering in the construction industry or class A qualification for an architectural firm approved by approved by the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development, People’s Republic of China.
  2. If the Applicant is an overseas institution, it must be legally registered in the country or region where it is located and have the corresponding business scope and ability of architectural design or architectural design consulting.
  3. Applicants from Hong Kong, Macao or Taiwan shall comply with the requirement of Article 2.2.
  4. If an overseas institution participates in the Project in the name of its subsidiary registered in China, the subsidiary shall comply with the requirement of Article 2.2. In addition, the supporting material to prove its relationship with the overseas institution is required.
  • Applicants must have relevant project performances similar to this Project.
  • The Consortium is accepted in this Project.
  1. The applicant may choose to participate in the prequalification alone or in a consortium.
  2. In case of participating in the prequalification in the form of consortium, the number of members of the consortium shall not exceed two (2), and one of them must meet the qualification requirements of Article 2.1 above.
  3. Each member constituting the Consortium must no longer apply for prequalification separately in its own name again, nor join other consortiums at the same time, otherwise the relevant Application Documents will be rejected.
  4. A consortium agreement shall be signed by all partners of the Consortium.



  • The applicant can download the PREQUALIFICATION DOCUMENTSs on the website of Shanghai International Tendering Co., Ltd. (www.shabidding.com). Applicant who already had a registered account can log in with the existing login name and password to enter the announcement page and click the \”领购\” button in the upper right corner of the announcement page to download the PREQUALIFICATION DOCUMENTS.
  • Applicants who had not an account need to register on the website of Shanghai International Tendering Co., Ltd. (www.shabidding.com) to get the login name and password in order to download the PREQUALIFICATION DOCUMENTS.
  • The Consortium’s Application Document shall be accepted when any member of the Consortium has registered and has the download record of the Prequalification Document. There is no need to clarify the composition of the Consortium at the stage of Prequalification Document Acquisition. The composition of the Consortium shall be specified in its submitted Application Document.
  • Solicitation Agent will not accept the APPLICATION DOCUMENTS FOR PREQUALIFICATION if it is submitted by Applicant who doesn’t has a registered account and has no download record of the PREQUALIFICATION DOCUMENTS.


Submission of APPLICATION DOCUMENTS for Prequalification

Application documents for prequalification shall be submitted in electronic form. The electronic documents include the scanned (PDF format) and PPT format documents of the full set of original application documents sealed and signed as required. The applicant shall click the “tender document” button on the purchase page of the project on the website of Shanghai International Tendering Co., Ltd. (www.shabiding. Com) and upload the electronic documents (please note that the documents shall not be encrypted).
The deadline for submission of application documents is 12:00 on APRIL 21, 2022. The time when the applicant submits the application document shall be subject to the successful upload of the electronic document. Except for the application documents successfully uploaded before the deadline, the application documents submitted in other forms will not be accepted.


Solicitation Fee and Further Consultation Fee

  • The Organizer will pay a conceptual scheme solicitation fee of RMB 0.8M (taxes included) (about US$125,600) to each Participant who submitted complete and valid PROPOSAL.
  • Under the following circumstances the Organizer is entitled to refuse to pay the conceptual scheme solicitation fee:
  1. PROPOSAL is not submitted on time and completely;
  2. PROPOSAL is judged by the scheme evaluation committee not substantially responding to the requirements of the SOLICITATION DOCUMENTS;
  3. The Participant has been disqualified during the scheme solicitation period, if the qualification conditions of the Participant change and fail to meet the requirements of the above Article 6 Eligibility and Qualifications Requirements.
  • Further Consultation Fee

The final winner of the conceptual scheme will complete the architectural scheme design and investment estimation according to the entrustment of the Organizer, and cooperate with the local design institute (LDI) selected by the Organizer in the future to obtain the approval of the scheme design. In addition, the winner shall provide design coordination services to complete design development. The total amount of further design consultation is RMB 7.8 M (taxes included) (about US$1,224,000). The depth of architectural scheme design shall comply with the design description and drawing requirements of architectural design in the scheme design stage in the provisions on REGULATIONS ON THE PREPARATION DEPTH OF ARCHITECTURAL ENGINEERING DESIGN DOCUMENTS (2016 Edition).

  • The above solicitation fee and further consultation fee have included all taxes and fees that should be paid inside and outside the People’s Republic of China.


Other Terms

  • Intellectual Property Rights
  1. The Participant owns the copyright of the design scheme. After the Organizer and the successful Participant sign the further scheme design consultation contract, the Solicitor can use the conceptual scheme submitted by the Participant. If the project is terminated after the scheme solicitation, or the organizer employs other architects to complete the work after the scheme solicitation stage, or the Participant’s scheme fails to be selected, the Solicitor cannot use the Participant’s conceptual scheme.
  2. The Solicitor may print, publish and display the design results submitted by the Participants, and may evaluate, display and publicize the design scheme through the media, professional magazines, books or other forms, but the name of the Participants shall be indicated. With the written consent of the Solicitor, the Participants can evaluate and display the relevant contents of the design scheme through the media, professional magazines, books or other forms.
  3. Participant shall ensure that the submitted Design PROPOSAL has not infringed upon and will not infringe upon IPR (including but not limited to copyright and patents) or proprietary technologies or trade secrets of others within or outside the People’s Republic of China. Participant shall guarantee that if his Design PROPOSAL uses or includes IPR or proprietary technologies or trade secrets of others, Participant shall have already obtained legitimate, valid and sufficient authorization from the right holders. Participant shall take all liabilities arising from infringement by the Participant upon IPR or proprietary technologies or trade secrets of others.
  4. The IPRs of the basic design information (including design drawings, design materials, etc.) provided by the Solicitor during the solicitation process belong to the Solicitor and related design organizations. Participants can only use the documents aforementioned for the purpose of designing and compiling the PROPOSAL. Without written consent from the Solicitor, Participants shall not use the documents aforementioned for other engineering designs or other purposes, and shall not disclose the documents aforementioned to any third Party.
  5. The design development and construction drawing design of the project will be determined through public bidding in accordance with the bidding law of the People’s Republic of China. All valid Design Proposals received in this solicitation will not be returned.
  • Governing Laws

The solicitation per se and any documents relating thereto shall be governed only by the laws and regulations of the People’s Republic of China.

  • Languages

The language used in the PREQUALIFICATION DOCUMENTS shall be Chinese and English. In the event of any discrepancy between Chinese and English, Chinese shall prevail. APPLICATION DOCUMENTS for Prequalification and the correspondence and documents related to this solicitation between Participants and the Solicitor shall all be drafted in Chinese. Another language can be used for the proof documents and printed materials that Participants provide along with the APPLICATION DOCUMENTS, but the version with Chinese translation shall be attached thereto.

  • The final right of interpretation of the solicitation and related documents is held by the Solicitor.


The announcement is published on AIMIR’s website now. If you want to know more following details regarding to this competition, please feel free to contact AIMIR. What’s more, you’re more than welcome to touch base with us if you need architectural visualization.

5 Ways 3D Animation Contributes to an Ultra-informative Project Presentation

5 Ways 3D Animation Contributes to an Ultra-informative Project Presentation

Architects are always concerned about how to make an informative and visually impressive presentation to win bids, while engaging with potential clients who are known as cautious investors. So, what can be eye-catching and convey all the critical information at the meantime? 3D animation would be a great choice for architects!

With the help of 3D animation, clients are able to receive a rich vein of information and details of the building design in a very short time. This doesn’t require an expert to interpret. Here are five ways in which 3D animation conduces to an informative and visually impressive presentation.


3D Animation Presents Features From Both Internal and External Viewpoints

A good presentation ought to showcase exterior and interior features of a building tunefully. 3D animation for architects can bear this important task nicely. For instance, in a video of a house tour, audience is allowed to first view the landscape around the house from an external perspective, and then enter the rooms one by one to check design details. As the camera moves in, it is accessible to see the garden with outdoor amenities like a pool or terrace through the windows.


3D Animation Demonstrates Transitions Between Spaces

Perspectives and seamless transitions between spaces of 3D animation make it possible to present one harmonious whole. Although it is integrated by isolated 3D scenes. Therefore, just like house visitors in reality, audiences are personally on the scene. Led through the corridors, visitors can stop in each room at any time to check details and switch to another one if they like. Sometimes, audiences may feel like they are watching a movie. Because some common methods in film production are also used in modeling scene switching, such as defocus transition. Everything is so smooth. By this means, architects are capable of showing each scene, and conveying the overall concept of the house at the same time.


3D Animation Displays Functions of Design Factors and HouseholdAppliances

A house is never simply a beautiful work of art. More importantly, it has a variety of functions to make people live comfortably. However, any pictures or interpretation are too pale and feeble to explain the functions to clients. In the circumstances, 3D house tour can help a lot. It shows how household appliances and furniture work in daily life. For example, an open hearth with a log fire roaring in it. Not limited to this, it also makes audiences put themselves in the role of the owner of the house. They feel as if they are just living right here, and then become attached to it. The deeper the emotions generated by the audience, the more likely the architect will win the bid.


3D Animation Provides a View of Multiple-building Projects Thoroughly

Composed of multiple independent buildings, multi-building projects are more difficult to achieve general harmony. These independent buildings should not only show their individual characteristics in such a whole. On top of this, they need to coordinate with each other and contribute to the formation of a harmonious architectural complex. How do architects manage to present it? 3D fly-through animation comes into play.

By various visual angles and perspectives, 3D animation exhibits the relationship between individual buildings in a project, including the relative position, the distance and so on. In addition to aerial views and panoramic views, the camera also does a good job of simulating human vision. What’s more, smooth connection and transition work well to present vivid views, instead of rigid pictures. It’s all for presentation of a state of coordination and harmony.


3D Animation Shows the Visual Changes at Any Time Under Different Occasions

It’s not enough just to showcase what the house looks like at a particular time. As we all know, visual effects of a building will be quite different in the wake of changes of seasons, weather, and daylight exposure and so on. A video capable of presenting so many variations would contain a great deal of information which customers are satisfied with.

3D animation demonstrates what the house looks like during the day or night, summer or winter, sunny or rainy days, as required. This facilitates an immersive experience for clients. They may feel like they are living in this future house while previewing how the house will change in their daily life, thus feeling the multiple charms of the house.


If you want to learn more about how 3D animation makes an informative architecture project presentation, just feel free to contact our professional architectural visualization studio at info@aimircg.com. AIMIR is always your reliable 3D ArchViz consultant to get started on your project. We are ready to offer you assistance and expertise at any time.

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