The goal of this DKK 8. 5 million project in Copenhagen, Denmark, was to create the optimal learning environment for young students with
learning challenges. By raising the classrooms above the school yard, AG5 Architects sought to eliminate outside distractions. Emphasis
also was placed on natural daylight and quality materials to ensure an energy-efficient interior. Although simple in overall appearance, the
building geometry featuring double-faceted facades was quite complex.
The BIM model, which was created using MicroStation and AECOsim Building Designer, was the basis for construction drawings, project
coordination area schedules, and initial steel quantity take-offs. AG5 Architects designed and modeled the initial BIM steel model, which
was instrumental in keeping the building’s geometry in check. The building surpasses stringent Danish energy regulations and adheres to
the upcoming 2015 energy regulations.
AG5 Architects | Copenhagen, Denmark
Bogle Architects | Beijing, China
Beijing Green Building Park Visitor Center
This CN Y 1 billion visitor center in Beijing, China, features design and sustainability innovation. Through the use of high-quality material,
well-insulated and correctly ventilated design, and the separation of transient and fully climatically controlled spaces, energy consumption
was significantly minimized. Certified BREEAM Outstanding in design, the visitor center epitomizes smart energy use and a carbon-neutral
MicroStation enabled Bogle Architects to provide 3D models that overcame file format barriers that are often prevalent on large, international
projects, in this instance on behalf of Vanke, one of the largest residential developers in the world. MicroStation’s ability to open many
different types of files and reference them in their native format helped Bogle Architects to work effectively and efficiently with everyone on
the team. In addition, being able to produce 3D PDFs helped the team members to communicate clearly with each other, effectively reducing
the time needed to further clarify or build physical models.
Innovation in Building