Aquatics Centre in Paris wins Grand Prix BIM d’Or

25 October 2023


Aquatics Centre in Paris wins Grand Prix BIM d'Or

We are proud the Aquatics Centre in Paris was announced as the winner of the Grand Prix BIM d’Or at the Paris Tech Show for Construction!

The Aquatics Centre and its Pedestrian Crossing demonstrate an architectural design inspired by environmental impact to create flexible and reversible, sustainable, and attractive spaces for all.

Meeting these ambitions, from sketch to completion, was possible thanks to committed collaboration of all stakeholders and the sharing of common digital BIM tools.

The BIM model allowed up to 15 architects to work in parallel between 2 countries (NL & FR), limiting the impact on planning in the exceptional Covid-years. The definition and adjustment of the parameters enabled an intelligent and complex organization of functions working in synergy – as well as an all-wood, concave structure, reducing the building volume and supporting an exceptionally thin wooden roof. The software also allowed for 3D design of the surrounding landscape, for visualization and for leading coordination meetings; its digital twin model of the Aquatics Centre and allows for operation and maintenance.

BIM d’OR, French Award for innovative design and construction solutions using digital technologies, is organized by Le Moniteur, Les Cahiers Techniques du Bâtiment (CTB) and Autodesk.

Special thanks to our great team: VenhoevenCS, Ateliers 2/3/4/, Bouygues Bâtiment Ile-de-France, Schlaich Bergermann partner (sbp),
clients Métropole du Grand Paris and Bouygues Bâtiment Ile-de-France,
Dalkia, Omnes, Bouygues Energies & Services, Brezillon, ELAN, Société de Livraison des Ouvrages Olympiques – SOLIDEO, Eiffage Métal, Bouygues Travaux Publics, INEX BET, KATENE, CL INFRA, Inddigo, Mazet & Associés, Peutz France, CSD & ASSOCIÉS, SOCOTEC and many more.

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