Opossum, an architectural design optimisation tool developed by AAL, has been shortlisted for the prestigious Japan Good Design Award 2017.

Performative architecture, needed to design more resource and energy-efficient buildings, involves sophisticated and time-consuming structural and environmental simulations. Opossum employs state-of-the-art optimisation algorithms that require a small number of simulations. It is especially effective for time-intensive, simulation-based problems and is a groundbreaking optimisation tool that puts presently impractical applications within reach.