Stavební fórum Conference Presents New Trends and Technologies Including VR

What do leading Czech developers think about how virtual and augmented reality influence real estate. Is virtual reality the future for Czech business? These and other questions were topics of discussions among leading Czech experts at the conference held in the Virtuplex organized by trade magazine Stavební fórum.

The event featured two discussion blocks broken up by presentations of real estate projects that used the Virtuplex, culminating in a virtual reality walkthrough of the coming Masaryk Train Station. The reception of one of these office buildings and part of its exterior were transposed into VR by the Virtuplex and Penta Real Estate. This allowed the investor to check the proposal in terms of design and function and acquire new ideas to present to experts, municipal leaders, and potential tenants. Participants were guided in VR by Rudolf Vacek who led the project for Penta Real Estate.

The second block was especially interesting with AU Plan’s Vladimír Timanov, Lukáš Černý of Space makers, Michal Šimánek from CAPEXUS, František Průša represented MS Architekti, and Virtuplex CEO Martin Petrovický all participating. “I’m pleased we could host another Stavební forum conference that is so influential on target audience: architects and developers with an interest in new technologies. We’ve shown in real projects how investors and architects can use modern technologies for their work and presented the benefits that these technologies offer. The discussion with experts only confirmed that virtual reality is beginning to have its firm place in architecture. That pleases us as our services can be offered to developers and architects in Slovakia where we are opening our second virtual space later this fall,” Petrovický said.

The end of the conference was also in virtual reality. The participants were transported to the outskirts of Černošice near Prague where a new memorial will be built. This cemetery, which is more like a tranquil park, was transposed into virtual reality by architect Michal Šourek from MS Architekti. This project is another demonstration how even less traditional architectural projects can benefit from VR and there are basically no limits to its uses.