Sourceable have cast a spotlight on architecture firm AG5‘s Gran Rubina Tower green project in Indonesia as a case study that construction and BIM consultancy firms should take inspiration from when wanting to factor sustainability into their developments.
AG5 Architect Brian Sheldon has spoke on the work being carried out by his company, who see South East Asia as a “major growth area”. “In terms of the sustainability and energy efficiency aspect of the project, what’s unique about it are strategies we’ve devised for minimising direct solar exposure”, said Sheldon. “The use of BIM was one of the keys to the solar studies for the project and subsequent building designs.”
AG5 conducted the aforementioned solar exposure studies using Bentley BIM software, which the corporation have utilised since 2005. According to the report, “features such as deep horizontal bands, vertical class louvers, sky gardens and double-glazed windows were incorporated to further reduce solar exposure by providing the buildings with a screened facade.”
Providing further comment on AG5’s use of Bentley products, Sheldon said: “The use of Bentley was one of the keys to our collaboration with our local Indonesian partner Pandega Desain Weharima (PDW) because of its interoperability. The software enabled some of our teams to use Bentley 3D, while other teams, particularly at the detailing level, continued to use AutoCAD.”
Learn more about the Gran Rubina Tower project by clicking here and watch a video featuring various rendered images of the finished product below.