AECOM, a premier, fully integrated global infrastructure firm have announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Mushroom VR, a wholly-owned unit of Super 78, to develop a collaborative platform with the intention to transform theme park visualization and design processes.
The new MOU reflects AECOM‘s contribution of its integrated project management service for the theme park entertainment industry, which is launched back in 2017. The suite contents a number of holistic services aimed at Asia’s rapidly growing theme park sector, building upon their expertise in project and cost management, architecture, engineering and landscape design. The MOU also reflects Mushroom VR bu Super 78’s industry-leading entertainment offerings, in particular, the next-generation immersive technology benefits that are presented by the Mushroom VR Collaboration Studio.
“Through this collaboration, AECOM is bringing together our complete and exceptional array of proprietary, integrated program management services for large-investment theme park projects in Asia with the unique technology of Super 78,” said Chris Yoshii, Vice President, Asia Pacific and Global Director of Economics, AECOM. “We will be offering an incredibly robust and flexible programme of benefits to support both new ideas and new developers.”
Last year HTC revealed a partnership with AECOM to jointly develop and extend the reach of VR technology to benefit the architecture, engineering and construction industry, with work on the Vive Focus and Vive Wave.
“Super 78 has been designing and developing media-based attractions for theme parks, museums, and all kinds of special venues for almost two decades, for clients around the world. Because we are both story tellers and media creators, part of our mission is to find and invent new technologies to make the development process as collaborative and as streamlined as possible. We’re excited about the potential that a new collaboration with AECOM may present, particularly with their extensive experience across key growth markets in China, South and Southeast Asia,” said Brent Young, President and Creative Director for Super 78.
Utilizing the complementary specializations of both parities, the goal is to deliver groundbreaking visualization experience that will enable design and planning teams to more efficiently conceptualize, plan, review, and approve projects from anywhere in the world, using the new VR platform. For more on this partnership in the future, keep reading VRFocus.