Bentel Associates International
new central terminal Building at Or tambo international Airport
Gauteng, South Africa
the Or tambo international Airport, Africa’s busiest airport, is expecting
passenger throughput to increase by as much as 28 percent by 2010 when
the country is expecting an influx of tourists for the soccer World Cup. In
preparation, this project integrated the international terminal building and the
domestic terminal building into a single terminal.
The primary challenge of the conceptual design was the dual function for the
atrium. The 3D geometry required in properly combining all elements placed
high demands on the modeling software. The architects used MicroStation
as a hub between the various peripheral software platforms, enabling the
interface of various complex structural and architectural forms.
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Bligh Voller Nield Pty Ltd
this Bligh voller nield project set a new benchmark for multiunit residential
riverfront developments in Australia through a combination of proven planning
and subtropical design measures, an innovative use of materials, and a
whimsical interpretation of modernist design principles. The aesthetic of the
building is derived primarily from its structural elements, foremost among
them being precast concrete panels.
MicroStation and Bentley Architecture enabled the firm to work in 2D
and 3D environments without changing software, leverage other types of
software through the importing and exporting of other file formats, and better
manage documentation processes and outputs through CAD standards.
Bentley’s federated data model enabled modularization and reuse of building
components throughout the project.