The goal of this project in Eemshaven, Netherlands, was to design a cost-efficient substation for an off-shore wind farm project owned
by Gemini. To design the sustainable wind energy infrastructure, VMarchitectuur needed to not only coordinate design disciplines for the
structural and civil works requirements within a short period of time, but also had to keep costs in check.
VMarchitectuur reduced the delivery time of the EUR 3. 5 million project by leveraging the user-friendly reference functionality of
MicroStation and AECOsim Building Designer to exchange versions of AutoCAD DWG files. The interoperability capabilities of the software
enabled the company to easily check information among disciplines.
VMarchitectuur | Eemshaven, Groningen, Netherlands
Takenaka executed this 4,820-seat stadium project in Toyota-shi, Japan, on behalf of an auto parts manufacturing group as part of the client’s
75th anniversary commemoration. Takenaka needed to complete this project in the ultra-short period of 9. 5 months – 60 percent of the normal
construction period. A current shortage of skilled construction workers in the Japanese construction industry demanded further efficiencies in
manufacturing and on-site construction.
Using MicroStation and GenerativeComponents, Takenaka automated the 3D modeling of the Yawaragi Mori no Stadium which greatly reduced
the labor required to produce drawings and eliminated human error from the modeling work. Rational fabrication and processing of complex
steel framework components reduced costs by 10 percent. Parametric modeling reduced the labor required for modeling by 50 percent.
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Takenaka Corporation | Toyota-shi, Aichi-ken, Japan
Yawaragi Mori no Stadium