The implementation of innovative and economical measures to reduce primary
energy demand was the foremost goal when providing building services for the
Green Automotive Plant in Shenyang, China. Examples are natural ventilation
for production space and use of well water for cooling. Alternative setups and
amortization calculations with regard to maximized carbon dioxide reductions
for all trades were conducted.
The design of mechanical systems—pipes, ducts, electrical raceways,
traces—was carried out completely in 3D using MicroStation and a third-party
HVAC application. Detecting frequent clashes in the 3D model resulted in a
trouble-free assembly and construction. The scope of work provided contained
power generation and technical infrastructure for a 494-acre area as well as
installation in all buildings.
This $154 million project involved construction of a new downtown, replacing
abandoned industrial buildings with buildings for residential and retail use.
Architectural design criteria sought to create high-density areas, such as
residential blocks with garden apartments and shared facilities, as well as open
space with bicycle and pedestrian paths. Development plans also considered
the location of existing transport lines.
Rizzini Architetti used MicroStation to save time and achieve high quality in
the overall design by taking advantage of the networking environment, working
as a team, and using references. The ability to work with accuracy and high
graphic definition in large and small scale contributed to the project’s success.
Rizzini submitted this project in the 2008 design competition conducted by