Semi Annual Report 2022, Issue 1

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SEMI ANNUAL REPORT 2022


RMJM DUBAI FOREWORD WORDS BY PETER MORRISON

Welcome to RMJM Semi-Annual Report. This publication is the first of what we intend to be a semi-annual series in which a handful of our projects will be shared and featured. The last 6 months have been filled with trials and triumphs that will shape the continuing history of the company. With a solid track record of decades of experience in the United Arab Emirates, our Dubai office is central to our activities and has become something of a hotspot for new work of international stature. Projects featured in this review well illustrate that RMJM’s business in the KSA continues on an upward trajectory, founded on expertise across a number of sectors. All of RMJM’s projects are the products of collaboration, most of all with the clients whose vision and objectives give us daily inspiration. Without such teamwork among so many dedicated colleagues, concepts would go no further than our computer screens.

Peter Morrison, Chief Executive Officer July 2022

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I am proud of the teamwork across all our different divisions that when coming together creates the heart of every RMJM success.

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EXPO 2020 WITH THE GOAL OF “CONNECTING MINDS AND CREATING THE FUTURE”, EXPO 2020 DUBAI WAS AN OPPORTUNITY FOR BUSINESSES, INSTITUTIONS AND NATIONS TO SHOWCASE THEIR CONTRIBUTION TO A MORE CONNECTED SOCIETY AND THE SHAPING OF THE FUTURE WORLD UNDER THREE MAIN DISTRICTS. THROUGH SUSTAINABILITY, MOBILITY AND OPPORTUNITY EXPO 2020 DUBAI WAS A UNIQUE EXPERIENCE THAT HAS BEEN DESCRIBED AS ONE OF THE GREATEST GLOBAL GATHERINGS IN HISTORY. World Expositions have always been the ideal place to showcase a nation’s DNA. For the first time in World Expo history, every participating country had its own pavilion, giving visitors the chance to enjoy immersive cultural experiences and discover what makes each country unique. RMJM was assigned for three of the most high profile and interesting pavilions: UAE, Luxembourg and Emirates Airlines. The concept for the national pavilions was formed through a collaborative process with designers and the connection of great minds. Dubai was the perfect setting to tell the history of these nations, to illustrate and show to the world how they have successfully reinvented themselves from time to time and what their vision is for the future and next generations will be.

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Additionally, through international corporations such as Emirates Airlines, visitors were able to embark on experiences that merged education, entertainment and excitement, as they explored their thematic pavilion. Showcasing the future of the aviation industry through innovation and world-class expertise, Emirates Airlines created a stunning platform for understanding what can unfold through smarter movement of knowledge, ideas and goods. Each specially designed pavilion was a chance to change the way one sees the world and experience what is to come, as the participating nations and corporations work to address the global challenges of our time.


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UAE PAVILION EXPO 2020, DUBAI, UAE ON THE FIRST OF OCTOBER 202 THE UNITED ARAB EMIRATES PAVILION WAS UNVEILED AT THE DUBAI WORLD EXPO 2020. THE SIX-MONTH EVENT SHOWCASED ARCHITECTURE, GLOBAL CULTURE AND INNOVATION THAT BROUGHT TOGETHER OVER 200 PARTICIPANTS, INCLUDING NATIONS, CORPORATIONS AND EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS. RMJM and WME oversaw the construction of the stunning 15,000 m sq. site in guidelines with the theme of “Connecting Minds, Creating the Future”. The message underscored the significance of an interconnected modern world and the need to generate sustainable solutions to global problems. Overall the impressive site is a marvel. The conceptual framework was inspired by the UAE’s national bird - the majestic falcon. Our teams portrayed this through the locally sourced metal and carbon-fibre roof which were fitted with 28 moving wings that could

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be fully open within three minutes and reveal extensive solar panels that glisten in the bright sunlight. The idea behind this was to take full advantage of the natural resources available to further the sustainable nature of the project. Working with RMJM, the architect Santiago Calatrava explained: “By channeling the powers of mobility, synchronised flow, and technological innovation, the relationship between architectural spaces and structural systems fuse together to create connections that connect the overall space with the main theme of Expo 2020.”


A multi-sensory journey through a rapidly changing landscape, we created a fluid transition from the bold exterior into a large and open interior which has been said to be one that must be experienced in person. Placed immediately at the centre of the four-story pavilion, we created a sphere-shaped void that serves as an auditorium with a capacity of 200. Alongside this numerous exhibition areas, food and beverage outlets and VIP lounges were designed to create an overall space that illustrates a celebration of traditions and collective progress. Lastly the team at RMJM topped the site with a circular skylight that incorporates the Expo 2020 logo. The remarkable structure, which sits at the heart of the nearly 500-acre exhibition area, has been seen by roughly 25 million visitors and participants so far.

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LUXEMBOURG PAVILION EXPO 2020, DUBAI, UAE

RMJM WAS ASSIGNED TO PERFORM EXECUTIVE ARCHITECTURE, INTERIOR DESIGN & SITE SUPERVISION SERVICES FOR THE LUXEMBOURG PAVILION THAT IS LOCATED IN THE OPPORTUNITY DISTRICT AT THE EXPO 2020 DUBAI. FOCUSED AROUND CUSTOM SCENOGRAPHY, THE SITE PROVIDES AN OPPORTUNITY TO CONNECT WITH POTENTIAL PARTNERS FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD AND BUILD MEANINGFUL RELATIONSHIPS FOR THE FUTURE. The goal of the project was to demonstrate the importance of sustainable resource management and to reinvent while promoting the country and its potential. This is portrayed through the overall theme of the location ”Resourceful Luxembourg” which is exhibited through 5 key aspects: diverse, connecting, sustainable, enterprising, and beauty. The external design utilises the looping geometry of the möbius strip - a single surface twisted with neither beginning nor end. This approach was chosen to embody the idea of the country’s circular economy, connectivity and diversity united as one.

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Additionally, made up of 70% recycled materials, we used the location to highlight the beauty of sustainable materials in the simple yet elegant design. Through our teams design, visitors of all ages will have the opportunity to experience Luxembourg with “all their senses”: each segment of the journey has been designed to be an immersive walk through the site which offers a unique perspective of the nation. From the grand entrance, guests had the chance to view the first segment of the Pavilion entitled “diverse’’. We created this segment of scenography to demonstrate the coherent and approachable image of the country that is flexible enough to support various specifics of different cultures, industries, and business ideas through images.


Lastly, the exclusive experience was completed with a three-story slide that was added with the desire to invoke sentimentality of the popular national fair ‘Schueberfouer’. The slide was designed with a combination of stainless steel and plexiglass, to allow an unobscured and unique perspective of the pavilion as one slides to the bottom, and providing a fun element of entertainment for those who choose this route.

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EMIRATES AIRLINE PAVILION EXPO 2020, DUBAI, UAE

THE SITE SUPERVISION TEAM OF RMJM HAD SUCCESSFULLY OVERSAW THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE EMIRATES PAVILION AT THE DUBAI 2020 EXPO SITE. DURING ITS DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION PHASES A NUMBER OF SUSTAINABLE PRINCIPLES INCLUDING THE USE OF NON-HAZARDOUS, REGIONAL, REUSABLE AND RECYCLABLE MATERIALS WERE CONSIDERED FOR THE OVERALL STRUCTURE. The layout goal for the Emirates Pavilion’s towering four storey design and façade was to portray an aircraft’s wings taking flight. Crowned with 24 aluminium cladded fins that curve around two sides of the building structure, one can imagine the inspiration. The site was further brought to life by the exterior lighting which includes an 800 metre LED system that at night illuminates the sky in vibrant colours. Recognised with hundreds of international awards, Emirates Airline is seen as a world-leading airline brand and as such the interior needed to reflect this, through both its design and the experiences offered. The interior’s bright, ultramodern design allowed for ample natural light during the day and serves as a backdrop for the wide variety of immersive experiences arranged across the four floors. Upon entry the site had been developed to allow visitors to dive into a fascinating experience that showed the phenomenal transformations happening in the world of cabin interiors, enhanced flying performance, and cutting-edge propulsion systems that increase thrust while burning less fuel to reduce emissions. Additionally, the Cleaner Skies installation was an opportunity to design an immersive moment that demonstrates how future innovations are directly linked to some of the world’s biggest challenges: sustainability, population growth and technological advancements.

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PHELD BY RMJM AS WELL. LASTLY, THE EMIRATES PAVILION EXPERIENCE CULMINATES IN A PERSONALISED 360° COMBINED DYNAMIC STORYTELLING AND STUNNING 3D MOTION GRAPHICS WITH THE INFORMATION CAPTURED 11


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NEW COMMUNITIES TRENDS AND IMPLICATIONS - OPINION PIECE

The world is undergoing significant change. We have been living through the effects of a global pandemic. New technologies are changing how we live, work and play. Social, cultural, and economic shifts are changing our values and what we consider to be important in the places we call home. New community development presents a unique opportunity to innovate how places are planned, designed and delivered to address these trends and provide flexibility into the future. An overview of current and future trends facing new communities is provided in this chapter, together with the associated implications for their planning and design. Rising global temperatures and the increase in unpredictable weather events, such as flash flooding, raise fundamental questions about the role and function of the natural and built environment in reducing carbon emissions and allowing us to live environmentally sustainable lifestyles. At the inaugural Saudi Green Initiative Forum 2021, HRH Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman revealed the roadmap for the Kingdom’s energy transition. Ambitions announced include; an upgraded Nationally Determined Contribution (278 mtpa), an aim to reach net zero by 2060, and joining the Global Methane Pledge to cut global methane emissions by 30%, placing Saudi Arabia at the forefront of the fight against climate change.*

Changing demographics will require new types of homes and neighbourhoods. The GCC’s population of 54 million people is growing**, and its demographics and living trends are changing. Diversification is also now a key theme in all six GCC countries particularly Saudi Arabia, which has embarked on a massive economic and social reform program called ‘Vision 2030’. The countries are aging, GCC countries will need more homes suitable for older people’s needs in the coming decades. New community developments will need to respond to these changes by providing a diversity of housing tenure and typology, while also actively considering the future inhabitants of the new neighbourhoods at the earliest possible stage in the development life-cycle. In a post Covid 19 world, both the built and natural environment will continue to significantly influence the wider determinants of health. New community development provides an opportunity to create new homes and neighbourhoods which positively support the physical and mental health and wellbeing of individuals and communities. Great neighborhoods, employment opportunities, affordability, and multi-modal transportation are the foundations of a great city. To position themselves as places where people want to live, cities must embrace design as a way to create better experiences.

CREATING THE RIGHT ENVIRONMENT FOR MORE ACTIVE LIFESTYLES IS KEY TO THIS. WORLDWIDE OBESITY HAS NEARLY TRIPLED SINCE 1975. IN 2016, MORE THAN 1.9 BILLION ADULTS, 18 YEARS AND OLDER, WERE OVERWEIGHT. MOST OF THE WORLD’S POPULATION LIVE IN COUNTRIES WHERE OVERWEIGHT AND OBESITY KILLS MORE PEOPLE THAN UNDERWEIGHT.***

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THE DOMINANCE OF THE CAR AND LACK OF PUBLIC TRANSPORT IS ONE OF THE MOST RECOGNISABLE FEATURES OF THE LARGE SCALE HOUSING DEVELOPMENTS DELIVERED OVER RECENT YEARS, WHICH ALONGSIDE THE OFTEN SIGNIFICANT DISTANCES FROM HOME TO AMENITY, ACTS AS A BARRIER TO MORE WALKING AND CYCLING. Designing for a 15-minute walking distance from the home to places of work, leisure, exercise, study, play, shopping, socialising and cultural experiences is one of the greatest opportunities presented by new community development. As is improving the journey along the way. Through a focus on an individual’s experience of a place at a local level, new community developments can address issues such as; overcrowding,; lack of access to open space, parks, and nature,; air quality and even ; loneliness., Changes will be seen by the improvement of access to amenities and health outcomes.

Features of New Communities

Through embracing the use of new digital technologies, new community developments can also enable buildings and services provided within new community developments to be smarter, healthier, and more sustainable.

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THAKHER GARDENS MAKKAH, KSA

RMJM WAS COMMISSIONED TO DELIVER AN EXEMPLARY WORLDCLASS DEVELOPMENT THAT WILL BE COMMERCIALLY SUSTAINABLE, VIBRANT AND CONNECTED. THROUGH ITS ARCHITECTURAL EXPRESSION, IT WILL DELIVER A GATEWAY DESTINATION FOR MAKKAH AND THAKHER CITY. Conceived as an urban garden community in the heart of Thakher City, this high-density development interweaves city living and public realm with key city connections to the surrounding neighborhoods. The contextual response to climate complements an efficient and rational massing approach, views and diverse land uses threading a landscaped circulation prioritizing the human scale and materiality through its architectural language.

The project is envisioned as a layered garden city that interweaves living, leisure, public space, and nature seamlessly, enabling an efficient, flexible high, density connected development. A diverse series of public spaces of distinct character and scale are supported by shopping, catering and living areas and serve to create “destinations within a destination.”

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RMJM WAS ASSIGNED TO CREATE A FOCAL POINT FROM THE MORPHOLOGICAL TRANSITION OF EGYPT’S OLD CAIRO AND NEW CAPITAL. THE PRIVATELY-FUNDED CITY WILL BECOME THE NEW ADMINISTRATIVE CENTER, AS WELL AS A BUSTLING METROPOLIS OF SHOPPING, HOUSING, AND TOURIST DESTINATIONS THAT WILL GENERATE ECONOMIC ACTIVITY. This self-contained urban environment is designed to foster innovation, where work and play can become synonymous. The central park will nourish the magnetic relation between entertainment and living and the sustainable neighborhood will be based on a balanced environment with a hierarchy of spaces. Aiming to “build national spirit, foster 18

consensus, and provide for long-term sustainable growth,”, the masterplan consists of several medium- to high-density communities. This project will ultimately shift Egypt’s density from Cairo eastward toward the Suez Canal, lessening congestion in the current capital while providing housing for five million residents.


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Cairo International Airport Al Maza AFB Airport

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THE EYE OF PINGSHAN - OCT PINGSHAN COMPLEX PROJECT SHENZHEN, CHINA

LOCATED IN SHENZHEN CHINA, THE EYE OF PINGSHAN IS INTENDED TO BE A HIGHLY VISIBLE, AND USER-FRIENDLY, URBAN COMPLEX, THAT MARKS BOTH THE ENTRY AND HEART OF PINGSHAN CBD. With cohesive design language across its multi-use areas including towers and podium park, the 281,000 SQM with 250m super-rise tower encompasses 96,000 SQM of office space, 43,000 SQM of retail space, and 50,000 SQM hotel space.

The masterplan of the project is laid out tight and efficiently, to establish systematic routes for pedestrians and public transport. The 24-hour urban public passageway on the underground floor conveniently connects the subway station, underground retail & bus terminal, binding the project with the surrounding city.

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RMJM SHENZHEN

01. 250M TOWER

02. 100M TOWER

03. RETAIL PODIUM

04. ROOF GARDEN

05. OFFICE & CULTURAL CTR

06. CLOUD

07. PINGSHAN EYE

08. FACADE

9. F5 ROOF GARDEN

10. GF PUBLIC SPACE SYSTEM

11. B1 RETAIL & URBAN CORRIDOR

12. TOWER SECTION

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The aesthetic curves of the super high-rise IM Landmark Tower flow to create the image of bright “open” eyes, which was the core idea that informed the design of a strong visual metaphor. The IM Tower is full of life, one that host the working lives of thousands, and at the top, we find the calmness of the Marriott Hotel, whose sky lobby gazes out towards the surrounding city and the world beyond.

Linking the core components together is a large-scale urban podium park. Created as a tactile sensory experience, it is an oasis amongst the complex building forms that both define and enclose it. This warm, vibrant green sky garden naturally leads the community to the creative and cultural heart of the development;, the linked OCT Imagination Center, IM Art Space, and IM Cloud.

Diagonally across this site is the smaller and more intimate Boutique hotel tower. As a mirrored pair, the towers frame and locate the beating heart and core of the development, the IM Joy LINK retail center which is crowned by the IM CUBE office building. These four key commercial elements define the commercial reasoning for OCT to build this mixed-use development.

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LIVING WITH GREEN PUBLIC REALM IN RESIDENTIAL TYPOLOGIES

The home and its in-between. The neighbourhood and its community. Our design philosophy explores the interaction of people with their surroundings and the behavioral patterns that are typically occurring. From home life to office life; we believe the interaction with green is essential and highly valuable.

We have different scales of spaces in communities, from the private homes to the more semi shared in between homes to the more community shared amenities. We believe that a recipe of these scales of spaces and how we interact with the green in them can create the unique story of its place-making.

Here we first touch upon what interactions occur between people and green elements within their homes and within the public realm and what it signifies in terms of place-making.

Undulating and playful grounds can host a plethora of activities and bespoke landscape elements. Tucked in under a green roof lies the community center, gym and library. The carving out of earth creates for a cooler space for activities and interesting sectional relations. The heart would be especially activated by kids after school hours.

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WE BELIEVE THAT QUALITY OF LIFE STARTS FROM WITHIN THE HOME. RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENTS OFTEN TAKE ON A TYPICAL WAY OF MASTERPLANNING. Pushing that narrative of a normative development to create added value by envisioning a family’s activity throughout the day. We achieve that by connecting linear paths from the private home to a semi-private garden and ultimately to the heart of the community.

Amenities

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1- Functional landscape that only adds to the amenities and events.

2 - Outdoor collaborative spaces molded with the landscape.

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3 - Rooftop gardens and balconies are shared amenities.

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GREEN IN THE WORKPLACE PUBLIC REALM IN COMMERCIAL TYPOLOGIES

The office park typology calls for a different design approach to outdoor spaces. Openness, multi-layered and versatile interactivity and completely contrasting behaviours are seen compared to residential typologies. While designing for the future, we also design for the climate, with functional landscape that can double down to operate as an amenity. Diving into this office park typology with the example of one of RMJM’s office park situated in Riyadh. A major part of design is driven by context. Riyadh is a dynamic, rapidly growing city and while we design for its future, we also looked into its climate, it can hit lows of 9°C and highs of 45°C through the year, this calls for the public realm to be just as dynamic, functioning for the heat and the cold, this evolved into one the big drivers in the landscape concept, because its better when people can use the outdoors, all year long.

The heart of the project is a serene water body complemented with the sound of soft falling water creating a sense of calm. It serves as a buffer between the more external facing energy park and the more internal, collaborative hub courtyard. These main open spaces are complemented in scale by the sikkas between buildings and together all sets the narrative, influencing how and why people use a space. With access to a park closely connected to the office, we got to carefully craft shaded outdoor pockets and trails to create functional additive landscape that elevates existing amenities with a layer of events Rooftop gardens and balconies can become shared amenity spaces with interactions to other levels through visual and green connections.

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SANKO HQ TURKEY, ISTANBUL

THE SANKO HEADQUARTERS DEVELOPMENT IN ISTANBUL, TURKEY, IS THE WINNING DESIGN OF THE COMPETITION FOR SANKO HOLDING, ONE OF THE OLDEST BANKING GROUPS IN TURKEY. The site has been recessed to create parking for the users to maximise the ground level for pedestrian activities with the main entrance to the building is from the South-East corner. The basic mass has been formed by extruding the site based on the maximum usable volume. The volume was stretched and modeled to create a dialogue with the surrounding area.

The form, along with the fenestrations, appears to be shaped by the forces of nature. The central void extends from the ground up to the roof of the building for an implosion of light. Each floor, from the upper floors right down to the auditorium, hosts different greenery which improves the quality of the ambient air.

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RMJM MILANO

01 - SITE

02 - ACCESS & BOUNDARIES

03 - MASSING

The site is located in Istanbul at the north development area of the city, along Büyükdere Caddesi.

The site has been recessed to create parking for the users to maximise the ground level for pedestrian activities. The main entrance to the building is from the south-east corner.

The basic mass has been formed by extruding the site, based on the maximum usable volume.

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04 - METAMORPHOSIS

05 - EROSION

06 - FAIRY CHIMNEY

The volume was stretched and modeled in order to create a dialogue with the surrounding.

The openings appear to be carved out by the forces of nature. As a result, illuminating the interiors.

The central void extends from the ground up to the roof of the building for an implosion of light.

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NINGBO FASHION CREATIVE CENTRE (NFCC) NINGBO, CHINA

THE BRIEF WAS SIMPLE YET AMBITIOUS. THE DEVELOPER, BEYOND GROUP, WANTED TO CREATE A LANDMARK DESIGN CENTRE FOR THE CITY AND FOR THE PROVINCE. THE SITE IS AT THE GATEWAY BETWEEN THE OLD TOWN OF NINGBO AND THE EASTERN NEW TOWN DISTRICT. It is on the southern edge Financial Centre of the Eastern New Town. There was no detailed brief presented by the developer. They were interested to see what was possible. Through an interview process the developer was engaged on all aspects of the creation of a Design Centre.

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The majority of the space would be office space further divided into general office space, design studios, co-working and collaborative spaces. To support this there would be retail areas, hotels, media centres, showrooms and convention spaces. The above ground building GFA is 53,000sqm and there are two basement floors totaling 17,000sqm of area.


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BW TERRACES BELGRADE, SERBIA

THE POSITION OF THE BUILDING IS A RESPONSE TO THE MOST PROMINENT VIEWS TO THE NEW LANDMARK KULA BELGRADE, RIVER SAVA AND THE OLD CITY. THE DEVELOPMENT IS MIXED-USE AND COMBINED STYLISH RETAIL SPACES AND COMFORTABLE MODERN RESIDENTIAL UNITS.

B Gardos View Lido View Usce Complex Danube River Sava River

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St Sava Temple View Slavija Square View Central Park View Senjak Slope View Bigz View View Over 21m

D Flowing design, beautiful views and open spaces were prominent in RMJM’s design of 60m high residential development. Its riverfront location is reflected in the glass façade that envelopes the building, and the beauty of the context became the part of the building

appearance. Sky and river bring the best out of blues in the glass facade and together with the white horizontals are making the building light, vibrant and changing with the position of the sun.

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01 - MASSING

02 - TERRACES

03- MAXIMIZE THE VIEWS

The building position and massing is inspired by the beauty of the surrounding views.

To capture and enjoy the views large and projected terraces were planned.

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he typical floors, as it creates ign and maximizes the views.

04 - RIVER FLOW

05 - CONNECTED DESIGN

The façade design is flowing, reflecting the river and its location.

Interior spaces spill over into the exteriors and together with the façade form part of a unique experience.

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BIM STUDIO BIM IS THE FIRST TRULY GLOBAL DIGITAL AEC TECHNOLOGY AND WILL SOON BE DEPLOYED IN EVERY COUNTRY IN THE WORLD; IT IS A ‘GAME-CHANGER’. BIM IS CHANGING THE WAY BUILDINGS LOOK, THE WAY THEY FUNCTION, AND THE WAYS IN WHICH THEY ARE BUILT. WHEN ADOPTED WELL, BIM FACILITATES THE ADOPTION OF OTHER DISRUPTIVE TECHNOLOGIES AND ALLOWING FOR A BETTER DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION TO THE AEC INDUSTRY. Digital transformation is not just the adoption of a set of technologies. Rather, it is a fundamental shift in culture, supported and facilitated by technology. The ultimate goal is for digital transformation to help create better buildings and places, and improve client outcomes; Many architects see the great potential of digital transformation, and how it can bring great improvements in efficiency in particular. Architecture is at the forefront of Digital Transformation in the AEC industry; It is appropriate that Information occupies the central place in BIM, for the rapidly-evolving use of Information is the main driver of a revolution in the building industry. Information-rich BIM has enabled dramatic change in the processes for designing and building, with big changes just beginning in how buildings are operated for their useful lifetime. BIM gives a more integrated design and construction process that results in better-quality buildings at lower cost, reduced project duration, improved facility management. Creativity is the lifeblood of an architect. As well as enabling more efficient design, BIM and digitisation open up new creative possibilities. Digital practice allows designers to create buildings that wouldn’t have been possible just a few years ago. When looking to the next stage of digital transformation in architecture, other disruptive technologies are adopted such as the Info/Data Visualization by creating various dashboards for tracking the area

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of spaces and other material quantities. In addition, the coordination and clash detection tracking is going also through dashboards for tracking the different disciplines clash resolution progress. BIM is collaborative; it provides a shared digital data environment where stakeholders share and agree requirements and inputs, as appropriate for each stage of project life-cycle. It makes it clear what should happen when, and who is responsible. BIM facilitates simultaneous work by multiple design disciplines.


While collaboration with drawings is also possible, it is inherently more difficult and time consuming than working with one or more coordinated 3D models in which change control can be well managed. Shortening the design time and drastically reducing errors and omissions are also two benefits. The early emergence of design problems and the ability to continually optimize a design are also advantages it offers. This is much more costeffective than waiting until a design is nearly complete and then applying value engineering only after the major design decisions have been made. BIM improves efficiency; a 3D, data-rich model can be shared, accessed and developed by different members of the project team. The collaborative nature of BIM means that clashes between the inputs of design disciplines are picked up early on, and that time is not wasted on-site. It also provides the much-needed framework to move away from a fragmented and adversarial approach to construction. BIM provides earlier 3D visualizations and quantifies the area of spaces and other material quantities, allowing for earlier and more accurate cost estimates. The design intent in many

instances is often defined quantitatively, and this allows a building model to be used to check for these requirements. For qualitative requirements, the 3D model can also support automatic evaluations by the aid of some design automation tools. In RMJM, we take advantage of the benefits of using BIM by designing directly in BIM software rather than generating the design from multiple 2D views. This allows us to visualize the design at any stage of the process with the expectation that it will be dimensionally consistent in every view, as well as the low-level correction needed when changes are made to design.

BIM IS THE FIRST TRULY GLOBAL DIGITAL AEC TECHNOLOGY AND WILL SOON BE DEPLOYED IN EVERY COUNTRY IN THE WORLD; IT IS A ‘GAME-CHANGER’. BIM IS CHANGING THE WAY BUILDINGS LOOK, THE WAY THEY FUNCTION, AND THE WAYS IN WHICH THEY ARE BUILT. WHEN ADOPTED WELL, BIM FACILITATES THE ADOPTION OF OTHER DISRUPTIVE TECHNOLOGIES AND ALLOWING FOR A BETTER DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION TO THE AEC INDUSTRY. 41




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