Award Winners 2021

London, (October 07, 2021) buildingSMART International is delighted to announce the full list of winners and special mentions for the Awards Program 2021. A total of 16 awards were announced at a live ceremony. Finalists presented their projects during the buildingSMART Virtual Summit. From an original Jury of 154, a small finalist jury deliberated following the presentations and selected a single winner from the category. There are also Special Mentions as well.

The full list of winners is below.


  • Startseite - MKP GmbH – Project title “smartBRIDGE Hamburg | the openBIM-based digital twin for bridge maintenance​” - GERMANY.


  • Mostostal Warszawa S.A– “Make it easier with openBIM: Primary school in Warsaw’s Wilanów district​” – Poland.


  • China Academy of Railway Sciences Corporation Ltd​ – Project title “openBIM implemented on Beijing-Zhangjiakou high-speed railway​” – CHINA.

Winner for DESIGN:

  • Sichuan Highway Planning, Survey, Design and Research Institute Ltd. ​– Project title “Yan-Jiang Expressway G4216: openBIM Flagship Megaproject in Southwest China​” – CHINA.


  • Siemens – Project title “Grosspeter Tower: Performance ​GAP Analysis with Simulation​” – Switzerland.

Winner for HANDOVER:

  • Auckland Airport – Project title “Foodstuffs North Island ​Headquarters & Distribution ​Centre at Auckland Airport​​” – NEW ZEALAND.


  • The University of Hong Kong – Project title “openBIM: Opening the gate for BIM and blockchain integration (OBBi)​”. Hong Kong.


  • The Technical University of Munich ​– Project title “The IfcInfraToolKit​​” – GERMANY.

Winner for TECHNOLOGY:

  • VCE Vienna Consulting Engineers ZT GmbH – Project title “From Pixel to Pset – ​The Digital Structural Inspection” – AUSTRIA.

Special Mentions:

  • Agenzia del Demanio – Project title “openBIM for Italian Digital Heritage” – Italy
  • Ballast Nedam – Project title “Mindlabs Tilburg” – NETHERLANDS
  • COWI AS – Project title “E6 highway from Kvål to Melhus” – Norway
  • Cype – Project title “openBIM COVID-19 tool” - SPAIN
  • Future Insight - Project title "Digital 3D ownership registration based on BIM Models using the open IFC standard" – NETHERLANDS
  • Ghent University – Project title “LBDserver​ - A federated ecosystem for managing heterogeneous building data” – BELGIUM
  • Shenzhen S.F. Taisen Holding (Group) Co., Ltd.​ – Project title “Ezhou Huahu Airport Project” – China

About buildingSMART International:

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