VR EXPERIENCE FOR LOGISTIC CENTER
Year: 2020-2021 | Client: Zalando SE |
Firms: Zalando SE | Vriverity
We experimented with the client a new way to understand the complexity of such a huge project like a Logistic Center, VR shown us the way to be part of the project and go trough inside the building like we was there, travel or fly over spaces really fast, apply special effects to understand uses, paths, signals and so on in the building and to acces to the data of BIM components in a new way.
VR app for architecture provides an inmersive way to understand the project like user was inside the building. In this case, a person would take an hour to walk around the building, this is just a good reason to understnad why it is interesting to have an inmersive experience inside the building, to understand some characteristics, zones and functionalities without the need to be there and to be able to jump between zones in seconds. We have accepted the challenge to integrate a big BIM model full of data based in Zalando EIR to be compatible to a VR environment full of effects, in a multiuser experience. (Picture: An infographic to show the controls of the app guideline deliverable )
Zalando VR Experience is an immersive application based on the digital model of a warehouse Zalando SE building.
This application was developed with the objective of helping anyone in Zalando`s team to get familiarized with the building spaces and its characteristics from anywhere in the world.
Even though this application shows some specific functionalities, the possibilities are endless.
The project belongs to the standardization project which consists in to provide to Zalando SE the best way to start implementing BIM methodology from the organization to all the stakeholders that will part of Zalando SE projects, for Logistic-Warehouse-Office Centers.
The scope of works performed is divided in various topics:
- EIR DEVELOPMENT + COMPLEMENTARY DOCUMENTATION
- WORKSHOPS FOR BIM IMPLEMENTATION
- BIM MODELLING FOR LOGISTIC CENTER
- BIM FOR FM AND INTEGRATION WITH CAFM
- BIM-VR INTERACTIVE APPLICATION
- POWERBIM PROTOTYPE
We list below some functionalities we have been able to integrate in our VR inmersive experience for Zalando:
- Reading and showing Databases connected to BIM componentes
- Special Effects for routes and zones for users
- Mini Map with location
- Opening / Closing doors
- Turning on/off lighting and other mep systems
- Mutilevel and Multiuser environment
The project has been developed to be used with headsets and backpacks to be used in a multiuser physical showcase, it has been deployed for HP Reverb G2 / Backpacks to be able to move without cables and rest of accesories.