Bentley Education’s Digital Twin Design competition challenges students to reinvent apartment living




  • June 07, 2022
  • Bentley Systems
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Bentley Education’s Digital Twin Design competition challenges students to reinvent apartment living

June 7, 2022 – Bentley Systems, the infrastructure engineering software company, the winners of Bentley Education’s Digital Twin Design Challenge announced today. The competition invited students aged 12 to 25 to combine their imagination and creativity and explore the digital twins of infrastructure, offering the opportunity to reinvent a real-world structure designed with the popular Minecraft video game and iTwin technology. from Bentley.


The contest awarded two prizes: a Judge’s Choice winner with a $5,000 prize and a People’s Choice winner with a $2,000 prize. Projects ranked second in each category received $1,000.


Katriona Lord-Levins, Head of Success at Bentley Systems, said, “We wanted to give students first-hand experience exploring digital twin technology and let them have fun with Minecraft. We were amazed at the creativity the students brought to their projects and how incredibly thoughtful and detailed they were. Some of the projects have addressed issues and challenges that are important to the future of infrastructure. The talent displayed gives us great confidence that the future of the infrastructure is in good hands. Our younger generations anticipate the challenges we will face to improve the world.


The winners of the Digital Twin Design Challenge 2022 are:



Judges’ Choice Winner: Jakub Stacho, Canada (pictured above)
Project – The Pebble: A zero-emissions three-tower apartment complex. The proposed design is a new addition to the heart of Sydney, pushing the boundaries of modern architecture and providing residents with expansive green spaces and stunning views.

Judges’ Choice First Runner-up: Adrià Portero Martínez, Spain
Project – Auckland Coast: New Horizon. The proposed design is a new coastal layout that pays attention to aspects that ensure both sustainable growth and a healthy ecosystem.



Popular vote winner: Juan Andrés Borrero Valencia, Colombia
Project – Alcatraz Hotel. The proposed design aims to revitalize and rethink the concept of Alcatraz as an island which in the past functioned as a fort, a prison and now a museum and tourist center.



Popular vote: First runner-up: Felipe Mendonça Chiocchetti, Brazil
Project – Sydney Hospital.The proposed design envisions a huge hospital, equipped with a diverse range of healthcare equipment and personnel, for the North Sydney, Neutral Bay area of ​​Sydney, Australia.


About Bentley Education


The Bentley Education program encourages the development of future infrastructure professionals for careers in engineering, design and architecture by providing students and teachers with free learning licenses of popular Bentley applications through the new Bentley Education gate. The program is designed to create world-class talent capable of meeting the challenges of improving quality of life and positively changing the world using Bentley infrastructure engineering software applications and proven learnings. The Bentley Education program will also help students develop digital skills that are essential for a skilled talent pool to support the growth and resilience of infrastructure around the world.


About Bentley Systems


Bentley Systems is the infrastructure engineering software company. We provide innovative software to advance global infrastructure – supporting both the global economy and the environment. Our state-of-the-art software solutions are used by professionals and organizations of all sizes for the design, construction and operation of roads and bridges, railways and mass transit, water and wastewater, public works and utilities, buildings and campuses, mining and industrial facilities. Our offers include MicroStation– applications based on modeling and simulation, ProjectWise for the delivery of the project, AssetWise for asset and network performance, Seequent’s leading geoprofessional software portfolio, and the iTwin platform for infrastructure digital twins. Bentley Systems employs more than 4,500 colleagues and generates annual revenues of approximately $1 billion in 186 countries.





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