Autodesk is to support the redevelopment of the Eiffel Tower site by creating a 3D model and supporting the development and visualisation designs of the competition winning team.
The City of Paris launched a competitive tender process earlier this year called “The Eiffel Tower Site: discover – approach – visit” to improve the attractiveness of the area surrounding the iconic structure.
The layout of the site, which covers the Trocadéro Gardens and the Champ de Mars as well as the esplanade, is acknowledged as not being in keeping with the grandeur of the Eiffel Tower and city authorities want to reimagine the area and create a sense of movement between the different areas.
The competition was open to architects and engineers from around the world. The 3D model will enable the City of Paris and the project management teams to design, visualise, simulate and collaborate more effectively throughout the competitive process.
It will also allow the jury and the City of Paris to visualise, evaluate and understand the projects submitted by the candidate teams in 3D, and to analyse them more easily throughout the entire workflow from design to construction.
Thus, the use of BIM has been made mandatory for the teams who would like to compete.
“With these 3D technologies, we will be able to visualise the project management teams’ development proposals. BIM will improve the projects thanks to a better view of their integration in the site. Parisians will be able to better understand and evaluate the different projects,” said Jean-Louis Missika, deputy mayor of Paris, in charge of urban planning, architecture, Grand Paris projects, economic development and attractiveness.
“If the design of the Eiffel Tower is known throughout the world, its visitors’ experience as a whole is more complex to grasp. The model created by Autodesk will allow us to take into account this essential aspect of the competitive dialogue, and to optimally judge the candidate teams’ proposal,” said Jean-François Martins, deputy mayor of Paris, in charge of all questions relating to sport, tourism, Olympic and Paralympic Games.
“Embedding a digital 3D model and mandating the use of BIM, in a competition of this level strengthens the creative process by allowing architects and engineers to quickly simulate different design hypotheses and visually verify their coherence,” said Nicolas Mangon, senior vice president AEC strategy and business marketing at Autodesk.
“BIM will also help to promote dialogue within the teams ensuring the best possible proposal which meets the ambitions of the City of Paris. The adoption of BIM is expanding in France, and for it to be used to redesign one of the world’s most iconic monuments will demonstrate the power and benefits of this approach on a global scale.”
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With these 3D technologies, we will be able to visualise the project management teams’ development proposals. BIM will improve the projects thanks to a better view of their integration in the site. Parisians will be able to better understand and evaluate the different projects.– Jean-Louis Missika, deputy mayor of Paris