DP Architects and VIZZIO Technologies have announced they have inked a strategic collaboration agreement today to further develop VIZZIO’s Digital Twin Explorer (DTE) into software products and services for the built environment sector. The agreement was signed by Ar. Seah Chee Huang, CEO of DPA and Dr Jon Lee, CEO of VIZZIO Technologies.
The parties will explore commercialising the solutions, developed through a joint venture business established by both parties, designed to address the pain points of architects, urban planners and designers who have been continually challenged to achieve set performance criteria while delivering quality experience.
“The DTE will revolutionise the way designers collect data, analyse environmental impacts and visualise the built environment. For instance, the DTE allows design teams to crowdsource 3D reality-capture, produce compelling virtual tours for community engagement, then analyse the community feedback directly on a single 3D virtual city-twin. We do this now in separate, time-consuming processes, often using abstract two-dimensional representations of data that are hard for non-professionals to understand.” said Chan Hui Min, Director of DPA.
“The accelerating pace of urbanisation demands new approaches to the creation of digital mapping and geospatial analytical tools to improve the speed and quality of 3D city reconstructions while reducing the labor cost & time – modelling at city-scale. VIZZIO has created a real-time AAA video-game quality 3D digital twin of our planet, processing petabytes of satellite imagery & AI in near real-time and accurately extracting semantic information such as building footprints / heights, land use, bodies of water or infrastructure assets, streets or rail tracks to help drive participation and engagement with planners & architects,” said Dr Jon Lee, CEO/Founder of VIZZIO Technologies Pte Ltd.
He added, “VIZZIO is honoured to be partnering DPA, one of Asia’s largest architect firms, to develop an “always updated” semantic global digital twin – Digital Twin Explorer – empowering professionals in the built environment sector to embark on research and development and, conduct virtual experimentation, decision-making, promoting sandboxing innovation and test-bedding efforts, providing a powerful tool for visual story-telling and simulations.”