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‘Place Engage’, a town hall brought to life through augmented reality, was announced as the winning team of Dublin’s First 3D City Data Hackathon which took place over the weekend. The winning concept was based on an augmented reality app which would help citizens of Dublin city understand new developments in the city whilst in conception phase and help to understand and visualise these ideas in real time…


The winning concept, Place Engage, is one that the judging panel found to be the most creative and interesting and more importantly is one that we believe will be viable, and have a social impact on the city”, commented Jamie Cudden, Judge and Smart City Programme Manager for Dublin City Council. “We look forward to seeing how the three winning concepts are developed over the next few months as they will form part of the exhibition in the ‘Future Realities’ AR/VR showcase in the CHQ building in the Docklands on September 27th”.


Organised by Dublin City Council, via the Smart Docklands Programme, and the Grangegorman Development Agency, 80 competitors ‘hacked’ an exclusive 3D dataset model covering Dublin’s Docklands and associated buildings through an exclusive virtual model of the Dublin Docklands area. They were challenged to deliver new solutions, applications and services across four areas; Transportation, Mobility & Environment; Urban Planning & Digital Construction; City Infrastructure & Asset Use; and Civic Engagement & Serious Gaming. The hackers presented their ideas to a ‘Dragon’s Den’ style panel of judges, who chose the winning ideas…


The winning team was Michael McCabe, CEO Virtual Technology, Carol Tallon, CEO Property District, Charl Best, Developer, Ronan Kenny, Innovation Consultant, Jamie Cudden, Smart City Programme Manager Dublin City Council.


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