Royal Hobart Hospital Building, Tasmanian Holographic Construction, Architecture Photos

Royal Hobart Hospital Holographic Bricklaying

3 Mar 2020

Holographic Construction of the Royal Hobart Hospital, Tasmania

Architecture: Fologram

Location: Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

Royal Hobart Hospital holographic bricklaying construction Tasmania

Holographic Construction of the Royal Hobart Hospital, Tasmania

e-architect recently covered Fologram’s Steampunk Pavilion in Tallinn, and now we share a 3 minute video put together by them showing how bricklayers have worked entirely in augmented reality to complete part of the Royal Hobart Hospital.

Royal Hobart Hospital holographic bricklaying Tasmania

Fologram and All Brick have invented an entirely new way of building in augmented reality to improve precision, reliability and control over the construction of the Royal Hobart Hospital.

They captured footage from the Hololens headsets while they were worn by the bricklayers to show exactly how they did it:

Holographic Construction of the Royal Hobart Hospital from Fologram on Vimeo.

The bricklayers built several hundred meters of complex curved benches spread over 6 floors of the hospital without using a single printed drawing or template. This is the first time that part of a large, commercial project has been built from holographic models in augmented reality.

Royal Hobart Hospital Tasmania bricklaying building

All Brick have embraced working in augmented reality because it introduces minimal disruption to their normal workflow while enabling them to work in larger, more efficient and highly skilled teams. New techniques and uses for augmented reality were constantly being improvised by the bricklayers on the job site, creating holographic tools for templating and cutting bricks, setting out block work, rebar and ties, locating services and scheduling construction.

Fologram are proving that anyone working with digital models can build in augmented reality, and this project by Fologram and All Brick illustrates opportunities for architects and builders to deliver ambitious designs without having to worry about feasibility, cost and risk.

Royal Hobart Hospital holographic construction

The future of construction isn’t being imagined by white collar workers and tech entrepreneurs in hoodies. It’s being actively created by tradespeople, contractors and front line workers who are showing the real value of working with augmented reality on day to day jobs. All Brick have demonstrated that this opportunity to change the way we build isn’t 10 years in the future, it’s happening right now.

Royal Hobart Hospital holographic bricklaying construction

One of the benches from the project is included as a demo with the free Fologram for Mobile app. Search Fologram on the App Store and Google Play to take a look for yourself.

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winning proposal for the TAB 2019 Installation Programme Competition – Tallinn Architecture Biennale 2019 – “Huts and Habitats” : “Steampunk” by SoomeenHahm Design, Igor Pantic and Fologram

Address: Hobart, Australia

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