The Design Metaverse Unleashed: Enter Zaha Hadid Architects’ Metrotopia

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    Zaha Hadid Architects and Chicago-based Arc Agenda launch Metrotopia, a unique metaverse venture intended to be a virtual communication hub for the global design community.

    metrotopia metaverse boot in virtual Venice Architecture Biennale an exhibition entitled ‘Knowledge transfer’ It showcases the current work of one of the world’s leading architectural studios. OMA, Morphosis, Coop Himmelb(l)au, Unstudio, MAD, Sou Fujimoto, Archie-Union, Lava, CAP, Ecologic Studio and jar,
    This exhibition responds to the overall theme of the 18th Venice Architecture Biennale presented by Leslie Roco. “Future Laboratory”, Metrotopia is part of the Accompanying Events of the Architecture Biennale, which includes CityX, a cluster of virtual pavilions floating above Venice showcasing the work of architectural educators from around the world, and Palazzo Ca’ Includes physical display at Zenobio. York Institute. Technical and preparatory students draw work from several architecture schools. Metrotopia will also contribute to the Chicago Architecture Biennale later this year.

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    ZHA Principal Patrick Schumacher explains: “We have invited major companies to exhibit their most futuristic works within Metrotopia. Therefore, our view, in its most advanced embodiment, aims to bring to the fore the real contribution of architecture to urban development.

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    Metrotopia is the metaverse Multiplayer virtual environment made with Unreal Engine 5, featuring spatial sound for realistic communicative interactions within live settings, allowing faithful observation of the character and quality of designed objects and spaces. Metrotopia’s technology partner and hosting platform is Mytaverse.

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    Metrotopia aims to be the hub of virtual cities and creative cultural industries for the broader design ecosystem, including urban design, architecture, interior design, furniture design, product design, fashion design, graphic design, and more. We offer a wide range of design services. Collect school, gallery subjects. Museums, exhibitions, design weeks, biennials, awards, conferences and related publishers, magazines and web media.

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    Metrotopia’s first incubator building and first urban core were designed by ZHA and interactive spaces are now available. More architects and interior his designers will soon come together to create a diverse multi-author cityscape, offering colocation synergies in the most vibrant urban districts.

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    Schumacher elaborates: “As we move to technology developed by the gaming industry, Metrotopia will replace every association with video games. , creative professionals looking to expand their ways of collaborating.

    “Early adopters are part of an ecosystem that is leading Web 3.0 through NFTs and metaverse design, but the metaverse as an immersive web that enables spatial browsing navigation, real-time multi-user interaction and crowdfunding. There is no doubt that everyone will start experiencing it very soon, once the deployment crosses a certain threshold the compelling network effects will show up Metrotopia anticipates and is ready to embrace this moment it’s finished.


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