“The smell of books is overflowing，The mountains and the sea are connected by stars”——The Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area Quality Campus Launch Scheme has now begun. The Official announcement of the new construction of Yanchuan 9-year school in Yanluo Subdistrict is hereby issued.
Project Name ：Whole process design for the new construction of Yanchuan 9-year school in Yanluo Subdistrict
Pre-Qualification Application Submission
Submission Deadline：UTC+8 17:00, March 13, 2023 (Tentative)
Tenderee: Bureau of Public Works of Bao’an District, Shenzhen
Education concerns the interests of the State and the Party. The report of the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China puts “implementing the strategy of rejuvenating the country through science and education and strengthening the support of talents for modernization” in a more important position, highlighting the basic, leading, and overall status and role of education in the new era. The Bao’an District Party Committee and Government always adhere to the “first strategy” of giving priority to the development of education, and spare no effort to provide education that satisfies the people, providing strong support for the realization of “good nursing for kids, good education for students” and assistance for urban development, further strengthening citizens’ sense of gain and happiness for high-quality and balanced education, and further improving the influence and demonstration of Bao’an Education.
The new construction project of Yanchuan 9-year school in Yanluo Subdistrict is located in Yanluo, Bao’an. At present, the planning of Yanluo Subdistrict clearly proposes to build Yanluo into a “Bay Area Core City” that “faces the world, leads the future, and demonstrates nationwide”. In the future, Yanluo Subdistrict will become an international demonstration urban area with excellent space quality, complete supporting facilities and high level of international services. With the goal of “making education become the core competitiveness of Bao’an District”, Bao’an District Government implements the “14th Five-Year Plan” for the development of education in Bao’an District as the direction, and fully promotes the construction of educational facilities in the Yanluo Subdistrict.
The project hopes to select the best among the excellent school design schemes through open and fair design bidding, which can not only implement the educational development concept of Bao’an District, but also integrate and coexist with the surrounding urban environment and face the future. After the project is completed and put into use in the future, it will help to further improve the basic education facilities in Bao’an District, alleviate the pressure on school admission quotas in the district, and lay a foundation for talent cultivation and social development.
The project is located in Yanluo Subdistrict, Bao’an District, Shenzhen City, Guangdong Province. Yanluo Subdistrict is one of the ten Subdistricts under the jurisdiction of Bao’an District, and it is the core area of Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area. It is adjacent to Chang’an Town, Dongguan City in the northwest, Gongming Subdistrict, Guangming District in the east, and Songgang Subdistrict in the south.
Aerial Schematic Diagram of the Project
Yanluo Subdistrict Yanchuan 9-year school has a proposed total land area of 16,443.2 square meters and a total construction area of 41,522 square meters, with a school scale of 36 classes and 1680 students. Major programs include: ①Mandatory School Buildings (including Teaching and auxiliary rooms, office rooms, living service rooms); ② Optional School Buildings (including basketball characteristic classroom, corridor with roof, open floor, underground garage, and equipment rooms, etc.) ③ Teaching Staff Dormitory; ④ Synchronized Construction Works for Out-door Ancillary Facilities, etc
The scope of tender for this Project include but not limited to : scheme design, initial design and budget estimation preparation, green building design consultation, prefabricated building design, sponge city design, utilization of construction wastes and recycled materials, water and soil conservation scheme design, assisting in estimation for preparing feasibility study, design for building information modeling (BIM), construction drawing design, as-built drawing preparation, information collection, construction application and approval assistance, and relevant design services such as on-site construction cooperation. Must take the responsibilities for repeated modification works raised due to failed in acquiring the approval from the owner or government authorities, and other relevant works instructed by the employer.
The project is funded by 100% government investment.
The project adopts open tendering (prequalified tendering), including Stage 1 Prequalification, Stage 2 Design Competition and Stage 3 Final Evaluation. The conceptual proposal in the first stage of prequalification and the bidding scheme designing the second stage of scheme bidding shall be in the form of sealed bid.
The bidder applicant must be an independent legal person or partnership or other organization
Applicants must be class-A qualification/certificate in Chinese architecture design and construction industry (Construction Engineering).
Project leader is required to be Grade One registered architect in China. For consortium, project leader must be staff from the leading member.
This project accepts consortium bidding, and the bidding partners in the consortium must meet the following requirements:
If bidding by a consortium, the leading member must be class-A qualification/certificate or above in architecture design and construction industry (Construction Engineering).
One consortium shall include no more than 2 members (including the leading member).
Members of the consortium may not register individually or as part of another consortium.
The consortium partners must sign a Consortium Agreement and clarify the head unit, division of labor between the two parties in each design stage, and design cost allocation ratio, distribution method, and other aspects.
Individual or teams of individuals will not be accepted.
Design Fee & Compensation
The fixed lump sum shall be CNY 8.066 million (about US$1,158,300) (tentative price for design cost).
The project offers compensation. The compensation standard is set as follows: No compensation for bid winner who will be issued with contract; CNY 150,000 (about US$21,540) for the bidders ranked No. 2 and 3 who entered the final evaluation stage but not the bid winner; CNY 80,000 (about US$11,480) for the bidders ranked No. 4, 5, 6 and 7 who confirmed as the formal bidders but failed to the final evaluation stage; and no compensation for the rests. The total compensation of CNY 620,000 (about US$89,000) (tax inclusive) shall be paid to unsuccessful bidders by the tenderee.
Award of contract
The bidders ranked No.2 and 3
RMB 150,000 each (about US$21,540)
The bidders ranked No.4, 5, 6 and 7
RMB 80,000 each (about US$11,480)
Registration and Pre-qualification
27th Feb—13th Mar 2023
Issue pre-qualification announcement and
7th Mar 2023（before 17:00）
10th Mar 2023（before 17:00）
Clarification, amendment and answering period deadline
13th Mar 2023（before 17:00）
Deadline of pre-qualification application document submission
21st -24th Mar 2023
Pre-qualification review & result notice
22nd Mar -4th Apr 2023
Shortlisted bidders submit original version of stamped Tender Participation Confirmation (e-signature & stamping accepted)
Design Competition Phase
22nd Mar 2023（Tentative）
Release official tender document and design Brief
3rd Apr 2023（Tentative）
Survey and Q&A session (meeting form to be notified separately)
25th Apr 2023（Tentative）
28th Apr 2023（Tentatively）
Clarification, amendment and answering period deadline
5th May 2023 （before 17:00）（Tentative）
Design deliverables submission deadline
8th May 2023（Tentative）
Scheme review (sealed bid)
Final Evaluation Phase
Winning result announcement
Note: All the time mentioned above is Beijing time UCT+8. The Tenderee reserves the right to adjust the schedule.
By producing high-quality, photorealistic images and animations of the interior design, 3D rendering can be a valuable tool for expediting a project. You may hire a team or do it yourself quickly and effectively generate visuals that best highlight your design by building accurate and detailed 3D models and rendering them in a realistic manner. Let’s see how to speed up an interior project using Interior Rendering Services.
Z Residence is a luxury house in Tokyo, Japan. 2 kilometers from the Tokyo Tower, this three-story property is nestled next to the Arisugawa-no-miya Memorial Park. Tomo from SAAD is one of our friends in Japan, this time, he requested our 3D team to create 10 renders to show the majestic interior design.
Interior Rendering Process for Z Residence
#Stage 1: Briefing
As we mentioned millions of times, a good 3D rendering brief can be the accelerator of a project. To help the 3D team work fast and efficiently, we will take this project as a good example of how to provide a 3D rendering brief. Tomo, as we collaborated many times since 2016, is the expert in briefing. Here is the clear, concise brief with accurate and detailed information:
A Rhino model. A basic model that has the spaces created. It needs further refinement.
The elevations. Since it is an interior project, we don’t actually need information of the exterior design. However, understanding the whole picture is necessary to creating accurate interior images.
Floorplans and Views. Tomo kindly marked the camera angles, aka the views, in the floor plans. We’ve got all floorplans for three floors, the basement, and the roof. In total, we needed to create 10 images, which are: one entry, two pool, four master room and ensuite, one kitchen, one living room, and one dining room.
Material board. This material board outlines various materials as well as names and textures of different parts of the building, both exterior and interior.
Furniture layout. Because the model has no furniture for most of the rooms, this file marks details of furniture including location, design, brand (if available), color, and reference images.
Landscape plan. Since some of the views include outdoor scenes especially the garden, we’ve received the landscape plan for the garden. In this plan, the plantations are listed clearly with reference images.
Floor plans and views
After studying these files, our 3D modeler started to create the 3D models for this interior space.
#Stage 2: 3D Modeling
At AIMIR, we use 3ds Max to create 3D models for most of the times. A stunning 3D model is the key to make the work stand out.
The first thing we did was to input the Rhino model into the 3ds Max, sorting the lines, materials, and geometry, fine-tuning it. One of the key things to keep in mind in this step is to create with a clear picture of the whole project in mind. This will keep our 3D modeler stay focused on the aim.
This time, we paid great attention to the lighting and shading while creating accurate models. This is because proper lighting and shading are of great help for making models look realistic. For this luxury house with many large windows, we believe it is vital to use lighting and shading techniques. In the end, we shared ten views in the 3D model and Tomo was happy with them so that we could move forward to next stage.
#Stage 3: Applying Materials, Textures and Lighting
In order to create photorealistic scenes, our 3D artists firstly selected the materials and textures strictly based on the material board. At the meantime, set or adjust the lighting according to the scenes. Eventually, the colored drafts were completed and shared.
When we shared the colored drafts to Tomo, he replied back with comments. Especially, he wanted to:
Change the finishes of marble walls, benchtops, cabinets to matt;
Make the color of the glass darker;
Change the color of the pendants;
Add white appliances such as Miele microwave and oven.
In the meanwhile, we adjusted the drafts with the help of these comments. Soon, we moved to the next stage.
#Stage 4: Rendering and Post-production
In this stage, our 3D artists refined the scene to make it more realistic by rendering and post-production. During the process, the scenes were rendered in the rendering software and then added or adjusted the details in Photoshop. Furthermore, Tomo’s comments for the drafts are as below:
Adjust the concrete wall texture;
Add steel entrance door;
Change a couple of décors such as the carpet and blanket.
After all of the comments were modified, we shared the drafts to Tomo. He approved them and loved the images a lot. To specify this process, our professional project manager and art director was involved. This is to guarantee the quality of the work as well as the efficiency of communication between clients and our 3D team. This is our Quality Control system, you can check this article here for more details on how we guarantee the quality.
#Stage 5: Final Delivery of High-res 3D Renders
We created ten interior 3D renderings for Z residence. Please enjoy this luxury house in Tokyo.
We have to say we really love this amazing house. Our team enjoyed working with Tomo and would like to work on more architectural visualization project together. What’s more, with the help of 3D interior renders, we believe this house is a welcoming home for its future owners.
Love the renders? Want to discuss your interior project? Looking for a professional 3D team to take care of your exciting project? Contact us at AIMIR and get a free quotation for your interior or exterior project, and we’ll provide the best solution for your buildings!
It is an inevitable part of the marketing to use visuals in many industries such as hospitality, real estate, and manufacturing. In order to stand out from the competition, you need to choose the right visuals.
Here comes the question: 3D rendering or professional photography, which is the better option? 3D rendering and virtual staging are widely used by today’s marketers, while photography is still a top choice to capture the object. They both provide their unique benefits under various circumstances. Let’s sort them out.
The Benefits of 3D Rendering
If you’re designing a brand-new building, 3D rendering is your absolute answer. Because one of the merits of 3D visuals is that they make it possible to showcase the unbuilt. Besides, here are some key benefits of 3D renderings if you’re hesitating on using them.
Unlimited editing experience. Yes, you’re able to change the design during production or even after the 3D visuals are done. Unlike photography, which is done when shot, 3D renderings offer you the opportunity to modify or retouch as many times as needed. And it’s fast!
Create impossible views. You may face a situation where the site is blocked a bit by the trees or other objects in front of, or the product is too reflective to take photos (such as a diamond). Thus, photography seems to be an impossible task in these situations.
Flexible lighting and weather choice. In 3D rendering, there is no time wasted waiting for a perfect timing during a day to take one photo. You’re free to choose the lighting, season, and weather as you want. While photography are very limited in this.
Design as you want. 3D renderings are whatever you want to make them. Unlike photography which is limited to the existing objects in front of your eyes, you are free to add or delete any items or designs anytime.
Short production time. It actually doesn’t take a long time to get your desired 3D visuals. When you work with a professional 3D team, they will distribute the whole working process from 3D modeling to post-production to different departments and people.
Picture the unbuilt. As stated before, this could be the top benefit of 3D visuals. When your property is under construction, photorealistic 3D renderings can give your clients an idea of your vision prior to its completion. In this way, you can save time and cost, and avoid possible mistakes.
The Benefits of Professional Photography
As the traditional method to present a place, space or product, photography is widely used in many areas. The advantages of professional photography are and not limited to:
Honest presentation. Photography is about the real thing. 3D rendering can be honest as well, but photography offers an authentic look at the property. Although the photos have a great chance to be edited for a better result, they still demonstrate the real existence.
Ideal for completed projects. If the building is completed, it could be a nice choice to go with the photography. As noted earlier, the photos capture the exiting thing in front of your eyes.
Standard quality in a short time. Marketing with photographs is a good choice for those who don’t have a demand for high quality visualization presentation. In this case, you can finish the photos in a short time with standard quality.
With all these information above, which do you think is the better visual for you? The truth is that it still depends on where you going to use the content, your marketing goal, and schedule.
Let’s Play a Game: Photo or 3D Visual?
It doesn’t matter if you’ve used 3D rendering services, you have to admit that technology has made it difficult to tell an image real or rendered. You may pick out 3D renderings from photos by the very tiny details such as the lighting, shadows, and textures. And sometimes, you even cannot.
Let’s play a game now. There’re two images below, can you tell which is a real photo, and which is 3D rendered?
Great! We believe you’ve got the right answer: the first one is real and second is a 3D rendering. This is a renovation project we’ve done for a Beach Resort in Maldives. Now, let’s play the game again.
How about this time? You think you’ve got it? Check again! They both are 3D rendered images!
Apologize for this unfair game. The fact is we’d like to address the incredible contribution of modern technology to 3D works. Because of this, there are increasing professionals choose to use 3D rendering services as a powerful tool for their project.
In this day and age, continuous progress has been made in technology to satisfy our huge demand. What we could only dream about yesterday has translated into reality now. In visual communication, 3D rendering makes it easy for everyone to see what future houses will look like. Images become sharper, livelier and cooler. But compared to all-pervading 3D graphics, 3D animation is much more impressive. It is present in many things we are familiar with such as virtual reality games and the popular Disney movies. People will get a life-like experience and great details from these digital videos. And the entertainment industry is not the only user of 3D animation. It’s also widely applied in the field of architecture where architects use it for various reasons. So to speak, it plays a necessary part in architectural designs.
In this blog, we’re going to reveal something about 3D architectural animation. What is it? What advantages does it have? Who can benefit from it and how? Ready to learn? Let’s go!
What is 3D Architectural Animation?
3D animation for architecture and design is a more innovative way to visualize the projects. Unlike the still images in 3D views, with the help of architecture animations, it can clearly present different aspects of the design in motion. Just like a short movie, what it conveys to the audience is not only highly informative but also fully immersive. In this way, architects and designers can speak with their clients in the visual language, which leads to mutual understanding.
At first in the 1990s, architectural experts employed 3D visualization to design buildings. Due to its high cost, time-consuming process and not so realistic effect, people didn’t use it for marketing at that time. As it developed, nowadays it’s hard for us to tell the difference between 3D-rendered visuals and real photos and videos. Furthermore, the lower price makes its extensive use possible.
The 2010s sees 3D visualization grew into maturity. Many 3D studios have been made a profit by selling 3D services as the times required. Almost every architecture company will hire a rendering team or outsource it for their projects. And more architects started to widely use 3D animation which is in photoreal quality.
According to features and applications, 3D architectural animation can be divided into four types.
Types of 3D Architectural Visualization
Though it can describe the exterior, the industry usually applies it to the interior. It’s known for the human-eye level view. Just as its name implies, the camera is positioned at more or less eye level. This emphasizes the principal role of the audience and guides them to appreciate the selling points of a property in a virtual tour experience.
It mainly highlights a bird’s eye or aerial view that presents a building and its surroundings from high above. But it can also mix some walkthrough elements together. It enables the audience to observe the relationship between the building and its surroundings with its splendid shots.
Exterior and Interior Animation
Often in the form of a brief display, it features the projects from the outside and inside separately, aiming to showcase them from winning angles in full splendor.
In the most comprehensive manner, it successfully interweaves interior and exterior views. As well, it takes their transitions into account to achieve a strong sense of integrity.
What Advantages Does it Have?
To make the most of 3D architectural animation, we must have a clear idea of its benefits in this industry.
Dramatic Visual Impact
In order to conquer the market, it’s vital for architects to display their projects in the most attractive way as much as possible. 3D animation is definitely the best choice. Shot at the flattering angles, with suitable background music and voiceover, using slick editing, it’s as powerful as a professionally-shot film. In such a realistic way, the clients automatically understand the ideas behind the building and have a lasting impression.
Wonderful Immersive Experience
Besides, 3D animation can realize the immersion level of full-dive VR, which increases the visual appeal. By watching the 3D movie, the audience are guided to take a future tour. They will get a clear image of the room’s dimensions (e.g., height, depth, and design) based on the high-quality images.
Perfect Presentation Integrity
Rather than adopting individual scenes, 3D animation presents the architectural design of both exterior and interior cooperatively. This allows them to enjoy the harmonious interplay between the interior and exterior.
Flexible Environment Adjustment
In comparison to photographing, it’s convenient to alter the visualization of the environment. Architects and designers flexibly change things like the lighting, the floor tiles and the textures. For example, we can see the building in in different seasons or times of the day through time-lapse photography.
Who Can Benefit From it and How?
With amazing things around 3D animation, in addition to architects, people relevant to architecture can benefit from it. To sum up, it assists people to promote marketing and realize a perfect product presentation.
No matter how much real estate developers describe the unfinished projects, it can be hard for some potential clients to believe. 3D animation helps to smooth away this problem. It’s the ultimate tool for project promotion in the property business. We can see its usage in different advertising platforms like shopping complexes, social media, TV and sales offices. Nothing can resonate with everyone as powerfully as a digital video.
Exterior and interior designers enjoy 3D architectural animation alike. They are able to get much crucial information from depth to height based on the exact computed video. Thus, they can minimize any mistakes so as to avoid remodeling or correction. This characteristic is also the opportunity of showcasing the ingenuity of their works.
3D animation has got into every comer of our lives. Animation and architecture are combined to infuse new life and energy into the industry. We hope this blog inspired you in some way. If you are ready to try 3D architectural animation services, our professional 3D architectural visualization studio is your trustworthy partner! Please consult us about your projects. We’re here to offer a wide range of 3D services.
Architects are often confronted with situations where they need to report to the city, or present for marketing. Luckily, architectural visualization is the perfect tool for them. 3D renderings are smart demonstration for the concept of yet-to-be-built buildings, and 3D animations create an immersive and engaging experience for the design in a visually-stunning and memorable way.
Eleazar from C* Architects has been one of our regular clients, who brought us an urgent project in July 17th 2021. It is a 3-tower project in the intersection of Second Avenue and Peabody Steet in Nashville, Tennessee, USA. They were having a preliminary meeting with the Nashville City Council on August 3rd, and needed to send the presentation to them before July 26th. What they were looking for were about 10 renderings (not confirmed yet) and a one-minute animation in 9 days.
The production process was as smooth as silk, and they are very happy with the results. AIMIR is proud to be part of this amazing project to illustrate this extraordinary design concept, which helped our precious client with their reporting to city council and marketing as well. Let’s check the 3D renderings now!
Since it’s a smooth project which strictly follows modeling, texturing, lighting setting, rendering and post-production, we will introduce the specifics during the production instead of going through the full process.
AIMIR is always proud of our crystal clear workflow, and how cooperative our clients are when briefing. Due to the urgency of the project, C* Architects had sorted all files in order in advance. After checking through all the files, AIMIR realized they pay great attention to the garden.
The kite-shape-designed three towers. The garden is around the ground level where visitors interact.
Eleazar is a thoughtful partner who prepared the plants references and placement of tree in advance. It saved plenty of time. In this architectural visualization project, they are looking for 11 different types of trees and more flowers to enrich these towers.
As AIMIR’s long-term partner, Eleazar has abundant experience giving comments. The landscape is not included in the 3Ds Max model, thus he hand-marked the arrangement of each tree and flower.
Clear mark-ups of tree placement for a specific camera angle.
Mark-ups on important points not included in the model.
It did take a couple of rounds to perfect the greenery of this beautiful project, which both sides were satisfied with.
In the beginning of the production, 6 camera angles were confirmed to proceed, but Eleazar was not sure about other views. He was pretty sure he wanted about 10 views to demonstrate this project. In this case, as a professional consultant visualizer, AIMIR’s 3D artists proposed some camera angles from our perspective of view.
We had proposed 32 views which we think are good to use.
It didn’t take too long to determine the final camera angles. Extra 5 views were selected by Eleazar which made up to 11 camera angles in total. They are: 4 aerial views; 6 eye-level views; 1 low angle view.
11 confirmed camera angles.
The Animation Logo
In the end of the animation, Eleazar wanted to add a logo. It is very interesting that the logo is specially designed from the façade of the three towers. They took one pattern out of the façade of each building, which are two Ts and one diamond, forming a unique logo representing this fantastic project.
The forming process of the special designed “T♢T” logo. Isn’t it smart?
After the Final Delivery
Eleazar told us the reporting went well and the Nashville City was processing with their project. They are planning to use the visualization works to market on their website and other channels.
Working with Eleazar was a sheer pleasure, and we are so proud of how this project turned out. AIMIR was impressed by his design, as well as his professional way of communicating. It is always our pleasure working with C* Architecture. When an architect and his or her 3D visual team are entranced by the concept and design, magic happens!
Would you like to demonstrate your visual with mind-blowing impact and style? Then, contact AIMIR architectural visualization studio. We’ll talk about your exciting project and show its unique story in a show-stopping way.