Visualizing the Future: Collaprime’s VR Solution Enhances Decision-Making in Oulu’s Urban Development
Finland’s northern city of Oulu has been steadily progressing in its urban development process, with a contribution from a VR visualization solution provided by Atea and Collaprime. Joose Kankare, the city architect of Oulu, shares insights into the collaboration with Collaprime, the utilization of the solution, its added value, and future prospects.
The Collaprime solution, consisting of stereoscopic powerwall and a comprehensive software stack, is primarily used for presentations during the cityscape working group meetings. This system offers a stark contrast to traditional methods such as PDFs, blueprints, and visualization images, ultimately enhancing comprehension and fostering better communication between designers and clients. As a result, the decision-making has become more efficient.
The introduction of this VR visualization solution has added substantial value to Oulu’s urban development process. It offers a deeper understanding of complex projects by visually simulating outcomes, thus leading to quicker and more informed decision-making. Furthermore, the integration of Collaprime’s solution into the city’s processes has been seamless.
When discussing support and training, Kankare commends Collaprime Oy’s customer service. “They are readily accessible and provide prompt assistance,” he says. He further acknowledges the calm and expert approach of the support team.
Looking ahead, Kankare anticipates the utilization of the Collaprime solution in other areas such as city planning, facilities management, and traffic planning. These future applications underscore the versatility of the Collaprime solution and its capacity to contribute further to Oulu’s urban planning initiatives.
In summary, the relationship between the city of Oulu and Collaprime Oy epitomizes the transformative potential of VR technology in urban planning. The blend of an easy-to-use system, added value, excellent support, and potential for future expansion, positions the Collaprime solution as a significant asset in Oulu’s urban development strategy.