The USD 151 million project required Henning Larsen to design two towers, 18 and 26 stories, located between the financial center and a verdant pedestrian thoroughfare. Housing 93,000-square-meters of office and retail space, the buildings will be oriented to create a visual link between the two elements, be connected by a dramatic skywalk, and offer shaded outdoor meeting areas. To optimize sustainability, accommodate site and environmental constraints, communicate among multiple disciplines worldwide, and deliver world-class structures on a tight schedule, Henning Larsen needed flexible, integrated information modeling software.
Bentley Architecture (now AECOsim Building Designer) and MicroStation enabled the project team to attribute sustainable requirements to building objects while maintaining high quality and consistency throughout every project stage, from original sketches to detailed designs. To meet the fast-track schedule, Henning Larsen used Bentley’s 3D design tools to communicate and collaborate with more than 200 professionals from multiple disciplines worldwide. Bentley’s integrated software accelerated accurate information sharing throughout design and construction allowing Henning Larsen to design the towers to achieve LEED certification.
Using Bentley BIM software, Henning Larsen optimized design concepts, easily monitored building quality, costs, and materials, and enabled the team to quickly and effectively achieve sustainability goals. The interoperability of Bentley products allowed the project team to share files from different software with multiple firms of varying disciplines, enhancing communication and collaboration, and ensuring timely delivery. The 3D BIM design models improved decision-making processes resulting in significant time savings.
Henning Larsen relied on Bentley Architecture (now AECOsim Building Designer) to support its commitment to sustainable urban development. The team used the software to design the tower’s recessed, scaled, crystalline apertures that optimize views of the plaza and landscaping, while shielding the interior from the intense sunlight. Bentley software enabled Henning Larsen to optimize building proportions to lower ambient air temperature around the towers by six to eight degrees Celsius.