Yassine Talmi & Olivier Ruhlmann
The project has a high importance to Monaco’s Government and the Prince. We had short deadlines to finish the structure.
The 3D workspace of Advance Design was useful as it helped us see easily what we are working on: Advance Design has an intuitive interface. We worked with the architects at the same time we were creating the structure. Exporting IFCs allowed a fluid communication. The hardest part of the project was taking into account all architect’s demands while designing a seismic structure: We had study the seismic behavior of the building at each request from architects. The phasing of the project was quite difficult. The government requested the digging to be in a closed area to void disturbing the neighborhood. We had to come with a solution where we built higher levels first and then we built the underground levels as the company could dig in a closed space (under the upper levels). All underground levels were built with a reverse process.
The project is a 320M€ budget project in Monaco. The client is the “Principauté de Monaco” itself.
It is based at the West entrance of Monaco near the “Jardin Exotiques”. The plot size is around 250m by 45m.
The project was designed using BIM processes at all levels (Architectes, Engineers, etc …).
The building is done in an unusual way as they started by building upper levels and then they started digging underground (under the created levels) to create the underground levels.
Architects drew the project on a 3D modeling software (Revit). We used the import feature of Advance Design in order to modelise the building. The project combines concrete and steel. Advance Design allowed us to use both materials in one model. The spans of some beams are important. We used the steel design feature in order to calculate them. We also used all the loads generation features (Dead loads, Wind, Snow, Thermal variations …) on the software.