VR Design Methods Lab - VRDML

TU Delft hosts a CLICKNL field lab, the Virtual Reality Design Methods Lab (VRDML). VRDML is addressing the use of virtual reality in the process of designing, modifying, and re-using new and existing buildings, public spaces, city districts and landscapes: Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) as a design, planning and research method.

What is in it for you?

VRDML offers the necessary space, equipment and staff support for selected enterprises in the architectural services industry to get acquainted with VR and AR as new technologies. It enables them to co-develop together with TU Delft staff new applications that will increase their competitiveness.

Opportunity to get to know VR

This call invites design-led firms in the architectural services industry to submit a two-page proposal. Describe in two pages A4 the nature of a VR/AR-experiment and the application of VR/AR in architecture, architectural engineering, urban design, landscape architecture, spatial planning or geo-informatics. Make the case how your experiment, experience or concept will strengthen the services that are provided by your firm. Approach VR/AR as an integral part of the development process, not just as a presentation tool.

Equipment and housing

TU Delft hosts the virtual reality lab in Building 8, the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment (Faculteit Bouwkunde).

It is staffed and equipped with eight state-of-the-art VR computers with the following tethered and unthetered headsets: HTC Vive, Oculus Quest and Valve Index.

Three project sizes

Projects in this call can request for support up to a maximum of €20K. TU Delft provides the use of space, facilities and materials. The working hours of TU Delft staff is financed through the VRDML call itself. You will match the working hours in cash or in-kind. Depending on the nature of your project (industrial/experimental) you receive a contribution of 50% or 25%.

  • A SMALL-project aims at small proposals (overall budget €10K/20K) with a contribution of €5K.
  • A MEDIUM-project aims at medium-sizes proposals (overall budget €20K/40K) with a contribution of €10K.
  • A LARGE-project aims at more robust proposals (overall budget €40K/80K) with a contribution of €20K.

Deadline and further information

The deadline of the call is 1 May 2020. You can find more information about the call here.