Bim for sustainaBLe design
This category features projects that demonstrate creative and effective uses of
information-based approaches in the architectural and engineering design and
documentation processes that enabled or enhanced sustainable design.
Kanselarij Cluster Restructuring Project fortis Bank WINNER
The Kanselarij Cluster Restructuring project
includes nearly 800,000 square feet of renovation,
rebuilding, and refurbishment on King Street in
Brussels’ Royal Quarter. Many of the buildings in
this sector date back to the 17th century, and there
are strict constraints regarding their modification.
A multifunctional atrium, connecting five technically
and functionally independent and flexible buildings
with outstanding architectural exposure and high-performing technical targets, is at the heart of the
Integrating 21st century technology into two
classical buildings proved a challenge for both
designers and engineers. Examples of project
requirements include a 750-desk dealer room
with integrated cooling, a high-density data
center to hold 3,000 blade workstations, and
a conference center for internal and external
events. In addition, a logistics center and parking
space will be added underneath the basement
of the buildings.
The design also integrates a number of green
features, such as sun-protected building development, recycling of rainwater, ground heat exchange,
cogeneration, heat recovery on ventilation units,
and daylight control. The project currently scores
around 140 based on the GREENCALC method.
To help communicate the nature of the project to
city and government authorities, the project team
integrated data from a variety of sources into a
virtual environment that allows real-time review.
This environment includes a model of Brussels City
that contains 220,000 simplified buildings, a digital
terrain model extracted from aerial photography,
and the 3D model of the Kanselarij Cluster project.
The renaissance of two classical buildings integrated in the 21st century cluster is a challenge for
both designers and engineers. The firm opted for
a 100 percent site survey using 3D laser scanning.
To capture and manage the native data and
produce MicroStation DGN files, the firm used
Bentley Cloud Worx, MicroStation, and the
TriForma extension for MicroStation, among