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Act for Heritage & Future

How can understanding the past help us better navigate the future?

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Living Heritage: a treasure for future generations

Memory is one of humanity’s defining traits. Through what we remember, we can access a vast wealth of knowledge to better understand the journey that brought us to the present moment. This common memory is a human endeavor: we pass it down from generation to generation, cultivating the richness of our heritage.

Dassault Systèmes, together with 3DEXPERIENCE EDU, is launching a new virtual exposition. Using our solutions, students bring to new life iconic places and masterpieces that have shaped human history. This celebration of our heritage invites us to explore how today’s solutions can give us a greater understanding of our common past, unlocking countless learning opportunities, and helping us map our way to a better future.

EDU Challenge

Redesign a lost wonder of humanity with the 3DExperience platform

Each school will participate with a team of 3 to 6 students.

They will have access to the 3DEXPERIENCE platform, to take advantage of the most cutting edge professional software available today supervised and supported by experts from Dassault Systèmes to help them through the creative process.

Each team will have to redesign a lost wonder of humanity, and imagine how it was based on available information. The monument chosen needs to be fully or partially destroyed and known world wide.

Now, let's introduce the teams and projects chosen.

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Team "Japan" chose SHURIJO CASTLE

Shuri Castle was a Ryukyuan gusuku castle in Shuri, Okinawa Prefecture, Japan.
Between 1429 and 1879, it was the palace of the Ryukyu Kingdom, before becoming largely neglected.
In 1945, during the Battle of Okinawa, it was almost completely destroyed.
After the war, the castle was re-purposed as a university campus. Beginning in 1992, the central citadel and walls were largely reconstructed on the original site based on historical records, photographs, and memory.
In 2000, Shuri Castle was designated as a World Heritage Site, as a part of the Gusuku Sites and Related Properties of the Kingdom of Ryukyu. On the morning of 31 October 2019, the main courtyard structures of the castle were again destroyed in a fire.

For 450 years from 1429, it was the royal court and administrative center of the Ryukyu Kingdom. It was the focal point of foreign trade, as well as the political, economic, and cultural heart of the Ryukyu Islands. According to records, the castle burned down several times, and rebuilt each time. During the reign of Shō Nei, samurai forces from the Japanese feudal domain of Satsuma seized Shuri on 6 May 1609.


A few words from "Japan Team"