Fore Street hKr architects
The Moorgate Telephone Exchange building on Fore Street in
London occupies about 115,000 square feet of space on two
basement and ground levels and five upper levels, together
with six small mezzanine levels in between each of the principal
upper floors. The Fore Street post office counter unit totals
5,000 square feet on basement and ground-floor levels.
Using Bentley Architecture, the design concept moved from
3D massing, site context, and lighting studies to geometric
3D modeling. Plans and sections were instantly available to
begin a two-way design process — 3D and 2D — to optimal
accuracy and coordination. Within a TriForma extension for
MicroStation managed environment, the use of data sets,
3D cells, and parametric elements allowed for fast updates
to the 3D model and 2D plans.
New Media Center for the Aller Corporation pLh arkitekter as
The new building being designed for Aller, one of Denmark’s
largest media companies, is situated on the Copenhagen
harbor. It is comprised of 18,000 square meters that is
distributed over eight floors with more than 600 workplaces.
The design is a composition of movements with slightly curved,
dynamic facades to create tension against the static quay.
Bentley’s BIM solutions continuously checked the accuracy
of the complex building design geometry. All of the main
drawings were extracted from these 3D models, making
corrections much easier to control. Using the new Danish
data set significantly facilitated adherence to the Danish
national CAD standards, and the 3D visualization dynamically
communicated the design to all parties.