Markland Klaschka, Ltd.
This winning proposal for a new modern pavilion
consists of design enhancements to an existing
Victorian riverside park—Higginson Park in
Marlow, United Kingdom. A pavilion is set on a
grand sweep pointing the way to the river and
countryside beyond. It locates the new facilities at
the focal point of the east end of the park, brings
together the refreshments and hospitalities, and
provides a new display area and bandstand.
The project was conceived and developed using
Bentley Architecture. The primary reason for using
a building information modeling (BIM) workflow
was to achieve the design flexibility that it delivers.
Since there was a competition, a principal concern was to produce some really seductive
images of the proposal to demonstrate its impact
in the park. The model was combined with a 3D
survey of the parks levels and tree positions
to allow quick comparisons of site-lines while
developing the sweeping roof form. One of the
major exercises was modeling the trees in the
park, which was done using ordinary 3D tools in
The competition entry was successful. Because
Markland Klaschka was using Bentley BIM software, it was able to work with the model and
assist the client’s cost advisor. ;
BIM FOR MULTIPLE DISCIPLINES
Bellefonte Army Reserve Center
Mason & Hanger Group, Inc.
The Bellefonte Army Reserve Center in Pennsylvania, an $8.45 million facility, will replace two
existing facilities that are deficient in administrative offices, educational areas, storage, restrooms, and work bay areas. The new site will provide support for a 150-member training complex
that consists of a 26,662-square-foot training
building, 6611-square-foot maintenance building,
and a 913-square-foot unheated storage building.
project increased its overall productivity about 30
to 40 percent over traditional 2D design methods.
The designer used Bentley Architecture’s space
layout tool during the design charrette to allocate
space for administrative offices, educational
areas, storage, restrooms, and work bay areas in
a functional floor plan. From the charrette, the
space layout was further developed by placing
parametric interior/exterior walls, interior/exteri-
or doors, and windows. Working in a 3D environ-
ment allowed the architectural design team to
make decisions much earlier in the project. In
addition, it enabled team members to communi-
cate design intent to project team members and
the clients more efficiently and effectively.
The 3D modeling capabilities of Bentley Building
Mechanical Systems, Bentley Architecture, and
Bentley Structural were used to design, lay out,
and coordinate the mechanical systems almost as
if the designers where on site installing equipment, ductwork, piping, and so on. ;
Mason & Hanger Group’s use of Bentley products
to design and generate documentation for this