DP Architects Pte. Ltd.
The Peak at Sudirman is a $60 million apartment
complex comprised of four towers in the heart of
downtown Jakarta. Two of the towers are 35 stories high and two are 55 stories high. Touted as
the tallest apartment complex in Indonesia, The
Peak’s location within an open area with no high-rise buildings in the immediate vicinity provides a
spectacular panoramic view of the city. With a
tower design that recedes in girth as it elevates, it
appears to dynamically surge skyward.
DP Architects is using MicroStation software
for drafting, 3D modeling, and visualization–all within the same platform. The firm
says that the seamless connection Bentley software provides between the 2D environment
and 3D model speeds the development of the
design and visuals, and gets the project into
construction much faster. This makes the project
team more productive, and allows it to focus on
the project design. ;
The towers are designed to stimulate the human
perception of grandeur with their spectacular
height and organized symmetry. A development
of such a grand scale celebrates the epitome of
man’s desire to aim for the highest and the best.
The design of The Peak aims to impress not only
its residents, but also the community.
BIM FOR ARCHITECTURE
Renovation of Fortis VIP House “Ducale”
The planned renovation of the Fortis VIP House situated at Rue Ducale 11 will restore the glorious
past of the building as well as use all technical
innovations to make the house a high-tech Fortis
VIP restaurant with art exhibits in a Belgian historical scene. It will include facilities such as videocon-ferencing, meeting rooms, and business corners.
The total investment is estimated at $5 million.
Fortis and its internal and external advisors used
MicroStation to facilitate collaborative work
among the project engineers, architects, interior
designers, artists, and other design disciplines—
which resulted in a fully coordinated and
designs made it possible to significantly
reduce risk and avoid the high costs associated with change requests by the internal client.
This, in turn, increased productivity during the
design creation process and enhanced the overall
quality of the designs. Moreover, the detailed
Fortis estimates that through its use of
Bentley software, it saved 20 percent of the pro-
ject’s budgeted cost, at least three months of time
in the study phase, another three months in the
execution phase, and about six months in the final
decision process. In short, the design was quicker,
better, and well-communicated. ;