Case Studies

LIFE Church - New Facility

As part of the City Rail Link project for Auckland, the LIFE Mt Eden Rd site was required to build the rail connection from the new tunnels to the existing line to Newmarket that will serve trains travelling between the city and the south.

Stryde Projects (the main Contractor and builder) has been onsite since early 2017, and has undertaken a majority of the demolition works, internal framing, in-ground services, concrete footing and slab works.

All of the blockwork has been completed, and the team are now focused on installing all of the structural steel.

Key to the success of the project has been the involvement of VRx’s visualisation tools to keep stakeholders in the loop with progress and to share the vision of the designs.

The Challenge

LIFE Church were moving from their Auckland based facility on Mt Eden Road to a new facility on Normanby Road. The new $35M facility was a complex multi level build with several large rooms, including an 1800 seat auditorium.

It was hard to get all stakeholders on the same page with design decisions.

The Solution

VRx was approached by Diligent Projects – the architect and project management firm in charge of the complex project to help bring life to the plans in VR.

The VR Visualisation solution was a great way to communicate the vision. Decisions were far easier to make, and signoffs on the project were far easier.

Our challenge going into this building project was that many of the stakeholders were not familiar with the construction process and couldn’t easily interpret architectural drawings.

We brought in VRx to help us better communicate the designs to our client. Providing VRx with our architectural model, they were able to build an incredibly engaging and intuitive VR tour of our building.

Beyond stakeholders’ imaginations, the beautifully crafted VR experience enabled them to see, feel, and inhabit the space, immediately grasping the design.

Working with VRx for our project was really easy, with the value to our stakeholders clear to see. We saved a lot of time and gained better outcomes working with VRx.

As part of our consultancy business, we now recommend our clients use VRx.

Jason Donnelly

Director, Diligent Projects

Cinematic fly throughs made possible

Immersive VR Walkthrough of the entire facility

High quality renders at any resolution

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