SMC Alsop (Singapore) Pte Ltd
clarke Quay, Singapore
the goal of revitalizing waterfronts is to attract tourists and residents. the
redevelopment of the Clarke Quay riverfront district in Singapore is no
different. After a failed gentrification attempt in the 1980s, the design of a
mixed-use development started in 2002. The success of the project hinged
on addressing Singapore’s ambient temperature and heavy rainfall, while
providing tremendous visual interest and environmental benefit.
Using MicroStation, the SMC Alsop plan exploits the riverfront’s linear
arrangement of terraced shop houses and turns the space between the shop
houses and the river into a pedestrian walk way and observation area. Elegant
canopies cover the four internal streets and central courtyard. The humid
domain of shopping outlets and street stalls was ingeniously transformed into
a pleasant climate-moderated environment of landscaped arcades.
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Structural Affiliates International, Inc.
Panama City, Panama
the torre Planetarium condominium building in Panama city reinforces the
concept of steel as an efficient and economic building material for high-rise
construction. The adjoining towers add height and character to the skyline.
Conveying geometric concepts and details to the architect’s office in Panama from
Structural Affiliates’ home office in Nashville, Tenn., became the main challenge.
Bentley’s RAM Structural System allowed the transfer of visual concepts
reinforced with 3D models. The software enabled coordination of documents
between the Tennessee and Panama City offices and allowed export of
2D plans and elevations, and complete structural element CIS/2 files for
geometric coordination to prevent spatial conflicts. RAM Structural System
generated an out-of-core solution engine to model unique design elements.