• Takenaka Corporation

    Yawaragi Mori no Stadium

    Toyota-shi, Aichi-ken, Japan

Project Summary

Takenaka executed this complex, integrated BIM project so the stadium would blend into the abundant natural surroundings and benefit from the breeze and natural light of the environment. To accommodate the organic nature of the stadium design, as well as the shortage of skilled construction workers and tight timeframe to complete the building, Takenaka required an associative, comparative, automated design process that integrated the design, manufacturing, and construction phases throughout the project lifecycle.

Using Bentley’s GenerativeComponents and MicroStation, Takenaka automated the 3D modeling of the uniquely shaped building and applied parametric design to determine the shape of the structure, and select and produce the rational construction components. The 3D design data was shared through all stages, from design, to factory fabrication, to onsite construction. Takenaka used GenerativeComponents to quickly create the complex models for steel framework fabrication, and all related attachments and finishing materials. Based on these models, Takenaka fabricated precision components using highly accurate 3D laser processing and completed the project within 60% of the usual construction period.

Automating the 3D modeling with GenerativeComponents using the parametric design method reduced the labor required to produce drawings by 50%, saved time, and eliminated human error, minimizing overall risk. Rational fabrication and processing of complex steel framework components reduced project costs by 10%. Using Bentley’s software, Takenaka designed an organic, completely energy-efficient stadium that relies on natural resources to aerate and light the building, greatly reducing operating costs.

Takenaka credits the success of this complex project to the parametric design method and automated 3D modeling provided by Bentley’s GenerativeComponents and MicroStation. Using GenerativeComponents, Takenaka applied the parametric design method to fabricate the construction components during each stage of construction. The associative and comparative modeling system of GenerativeComponents enabled Takenaka to integrate the design, manufacturing, and construction processes and complete the stadium in 9.5 months.

  • With GenerativeComponents, Takenaka used automated, parametric, 3D modeling to reduce labor by 50% and meet a 9.5-month completion deadline.
  • The 3D design data was shared through the design, fabrication and construction stages, enhancing project collaboration.
  • Rational fabrication and processing of complex steel framework components alleviated the shortage of skilled construction workers and reduced costs by 10%.
  • The modeling capabilities of GenerativeComponents and MicroStation improved design and production, enabling Takenaka to produce an organic, energy-efficient stadium, greatly reducing operating costs.
User Quote:
  • “The parametric design using GenerativeComponents greatly rationalized the design and construction of this complex building.”

    Mizuki Hayashi Takenaka Corporation