Test facilities

The CSTB Le Corbusier immersive room brings together construction and urban development stakeholders around a shared vision of a project. This 3D projection room provides a prime site for exchanges between project ownership and project management teams, consulting firms and project contributors to make progress the various project stages. The CSTB offers this service at Sophia Antipolis using its software—which is interoperable with building information modeling (BIM)—and a state-of-the-art projection and sound system.

Le Corbusier immersive room

Shared, interactive 3D immersion

Featuring a 180° curved panoramic screen and a highly enveloping spatial sound system, the CSTB immersive room can accommodate about 15 people. The projection room provides a 3D representation of a construction or urban development project. It enables stakeholders to navigate through the project to see all the angles and access information on each project object. The live projection can be tailored to user requirements to facilitate sharing of information and ideas.

In the case of architectural design competitions, this immersive room allows candidates and project owners to discuss projects. In the design phase, it is a collaborative work tool that complements remote discussions. Users can examine the project location, discuss design options and check project performance. It is also a valuable means of dialog and communication at every stage of the project, between all stakeholders.

CSTB immersive room services

The immersive room uses the digital model of the project, which follows the BIM protocol.
CSTB operators provide 3D projections of projects at the component, building and local levels using the CSTB’s eveBIM and eveCITY software.
Georeferencing using geographic information system (GIS) data offers realistic views of the integration of buildings into their environment.
The CSTB also has software that is interoperable with the digital model, making it possible to determine and visualize the future performance of the structure (thermal, environmental, acoustic, lighting, risk, etc.).

The advanced equipment of the immersive room:

  • Multiprocessor graphics computers;
  • 3 Digital Light Processing (DLP®) projectors;
  • Curved screen to project an approximately 33 sq m image;
  • Surround sound system;
  • 17 adjustable seats, three of which have a personalized 3D spatial sound rendering system (CSTB patent).