Blaak 31 residence rotterdam city
For the construction of a multistory residence at Blaak 31 in rotterdam,
architects needed to contend with a series of existing conditions that required
careful planning and design, including the creation of a single-level car park below
the building that would be located in close proximity to the city’s metro tunnel.
MicroStation, TriForma, Bentley Structural, and STAAD.Pro were used to
develop 3D models that generated both the necessary drawings and the
figures underlying the calculations. The great advantage of this approach
was the savings in time, with a consequent increase in design freedom
and reduction in costs. Also, by providing material quantities in the model
together with ground and frame plans and reports, the client could carry out
calculations with greatly increased accuracy.
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Las Palmas Penthouse
One of a pier’s buildings formerly housed the workshops of the Holland
Amerika Lijn, and using the original structure of the building, architects
designed the new Las Palmas to house museums, catering establishments,
and a wide range of business while preserving the distinctive architecture that
reflected its industrial roots.
The construction of the penthouse with its two floors of offices was so
light that it could be built onto the existing concrete structure without any
additional structural reinforcement. Architectural requirements made it
necessary to revise the design repeatedly, which was simplified by using a
3D model created in MicroStation and TriForma. The model was also used to
generate ground plans and sections for use with 2D drawings.