Challenge

To remove bottlenecks in the Urban Planning Process, reduce the ‘design, present, review, iterate, approve’ cycle from months down to hours.

Solution and approach

Fracture worked closely with the HDB to fully understand their current urban planning pipelines as applicable to large scale developments. Working closely with local architects in the UK and with the HDB at their HQ in Singapore, Fracture designed and implemented a collaborative immersive environment allowing multiple HDB designers and senior stakeholders to visualize, directly manipulate and live edit complex Sketchup master plans in realtime. The solution combined Hololens 2, HTC Vive headsets together with a live screen view.

Success

Fracture have engineered a solution to allow users instant access to the Singapore Land Authority’s datasets thus providing intuitive display of complex satellite, topography and urban form. Against this backdrop of geo referenced data, teams can interactively iterate with live sketchup scenes, manipulated on HoloLens 2 headsets. Tabulation data is recalculated live, for every decision and the results can be saved directly back with the source sketchup scene. The solutions supports at least 10 concurrent users.