INNOVATION IN BuILDINg
Bora Agro Foods
Designed in accordance with the Indian Green Building council’s Green Factory
Building rating system, the $1.8 million Bora Agro Foods plant incorporates
measures to reduce negative environmental impacts, and ensure the health
and wellbeing of workers. efforts were made to achieve a sustainable design in
site selection and planning; water, energy, and materials conservation; indoor
environmental quality; and innovative processes.
Green measures included rooftop rain water harvesting, treated wastewater
reuse for flushing and landscaping, in-situ diesel power generation, solar water
heating, 50 percent daylighting, and fresh air ventilation. construction waste
was diverted from landfills and reused or recycled. Vastustruct used S TAAD.pro
for analysis and design of the building structure, which reduced the time it took
to optimize the design and achieve economic efficiencies.
warren and mahoney
novotel Hotel Auckland Airport
Auckland, New zealand
Accor’s $57 million novotel Hotel at Auckland International Airport is designed to
capture the character of new Zealand. The 12-level, four-star property presents
guests with a sequence of spaces for cultural encounters. Four principles guided
the design: global destination, diverse people and environment, new Zealand’s
essential qualities, and a lasting hospitality experience.
Warren and mahoney used microStation and Bentley Architecture to
streamline workflows and minimize the risk of cost and time overruns. For the
novotel Hotel, visualizations were used to show design intent for signoff. clash
detection was used to coordinate architectural and structural disciplines, and
dynamic views were used to create 2D sections in drawings.