Arkkitehtitoimisto Tapani Launis Oy developed a project proposal with the
conceptual design for the Vestbane Cultural Center in Oslo, Norway. The design
featured topological self-bearing bent surfaces from which natural light is
projected into the exhibition and work spaces. The void parts of the structure
were used for technical installations and lighting.
MicroStation’s 3D modeling allowed the architects to design sophisticated
structural forms that provided the most economical and ecological use of
materials. The software allowed for the whole building process to be closely
controlled from design to fabrication.
Abraham-Darby Sports and Learning Community
Telford, United Kingdom
In 2008 BDP commenced design of the Abraham Darby Sports and Learning
Community in Telford, United Kingdom. The development combines an academy
with central auditorium, a primary and nursery school, and a leisure center with
swimming pool. The complex enjoys panoramic views of the Ironbridge World
Heritage Site. Each building has its own unique character yet each is visually
and architecturally linked to form a cohesive campus.
BDP relied on Bentley Structural, STAAD.Pro, GenerativeComponents, and
Project Wise Navigator to design the elegant, timeless, and innovative
buildings. The complex groundworks were modeled in Bentley Structural. The
academy’s exposed structural features, feature truss, skylon, and feature
stair were designed in S TAAD.Pro and imported directly to Bentley Structural.
GenerativeComponents helped shave 30 percent off roofing costs.