St Paul’s Square, Liverpool renton howard Wood Levin partnership
St Paul’s Square constitutes the first three of potentially 12
phases in the development of Liverpool’s new central business
district. The first phase will provide 150,000 square feet of
office space over eight floors with retail at the ground floor,
a 10-story residential block offering 50 apartments, and a
400-space multistory car park. True urban regeneration is
hard, but the challenge can be met by true collaborative
working and stakeholder consultation.
Cinema Fontänen scheiwiller svensson akitektkontor aB
The power of Bentley’s BIM solutions and their interoperability
with other CAD products enabled the design firm to work
seamlessly and efficiently with all members of the team. The 3D
functionality created an interactive process in which aesthetic
and material concerns could be simultaneously presented to
external parties and evaluated using the comprehensive set
of visualization tools.
Vällingby Centrum in Stockholm, Sweden, is known for its unique
architecture and modern urban planning. A self-contained
community complete with workplaces, housing, and a civic
and commercial center, this project involved renovating and
upgrading Fontänen, the pre-existing cinema, by adding
four new auditoriums, a new foyer, and an indoor link to the
existing foyer — all underground due to historical preservation
Using MicroStation, the project team produced 3D visualizations
and animations directly from the production model, which
reduced the overall decision-making process by 50 percent.
The simplicity in altering the model made it easy to change
data according to client/contractor requests and input from
national and local authorities. This efficiency and flexibility
has led to a steadily growing demand from clients for 3D
planning, renderings, and animations.