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Client

Skanska USA

Location

Houstan, Texas, USA

Date

2017

Product

6-metre cylinder

Skanska : Capital Tower

Instead of a traditional groundbreaking, Skanska hosted a ‘skybreaking’ to show off its new skyscraper in downtown Houston.

A 6-metre Igloo cylinder was set up in the nearby JW Marriott Houston Downtown hotel. Invited guests, including prospective tenants and other stakeholders were able to come in, walk around and experience a 360° virtual tour of the gleaming Capitol Tower, now under construction.

Showcasing the building in Shared VR allowed everyone to get a better idea of what the finished product will look like.

"Even building professionals have a hard time visualising something until they get to see it in an immersive situation like this, and then it becomes real."

Seán Murphy
Development Manager, Skanska USA

Igloo Control
Used for controlling most aspects of the Igloo system, like triggering content, controlling playback and switching between content types
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Igloo Remote
An application that controls the Igloo wirelessly over a dedicated Wi-Fi network. Easily control different functions from tabs across the top of the app.

Igloo Warper
Back-end software that seamlessly blends all content from the multiple projectors in the Igloo. Corrects geometry and colour for an immersive experience.