Digital Twin Design Challenge 2022: Build a Minecraft Structure for the Real World


Reimagine a real-world location using Minecraft!


Digital twin technology is set to be the next powerful tool for future engineers, and this contest is your opportunity to use it in a fun and creative way.


Entries are open until 31 March 2022.


Your design could win USD 5,000!

In this competition, you will:

  • Design a structure using Minecraft

  • Export the structure as a 3D model

  • Place it within a real-world location—using Bentley’s iTwin technology

The world and its infrastructure are facing many growing challenges, and digital twin technology will help future engineers manage these challenges.


Digital twins are virtual representations of the real world. They combine and visualize data in ways that optimize decision-making and enable effective planning and action.


Through the Digital Twin Design Challenge, Bentley Education invites you to combine the latest digital twin technology with your own imagination.

What do you need to do?

Use your creativity to tackle a challenge facing the world’s infrastructure and show how you would make a real-world location better.


You can use your design to address issues like environmental sustainability, architectural aesthetics, population growth, or solve a specific engineering challenge. You decide!


What type of structures might you design?

Any superstructure, such as a building, bridge, monument, park, train station, airport, etc. It’s up to you.


There are no rules to the type of structure you create. Just have fun and let your imagination run wild!


Participation Details

Students—aged 12 to 25 years old—from eligible secondary schools, high schools, community colleges/schools, polytechnics, technical institutes, and universities.


Entries are open until 31 March 2022.


Click here for more information.


This blog was adapted from Bentley Education (2022) Digital Twin Design Challenge: Build a Minecraft Structure for the Real World!


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