BIM Contest 2017

DETAILS
Category – Competitions
Main Contract – Mediaconstruct
Activities – Design
Location – Saint Prix, France
Year – 2017
Status – Contest

The 2017 edition of the BIM Competition, organized by Polantis in collaboration with Mediaconstruct, offered participants the chance to reflect on the needs of the Saint Prix community in France.

The competition addressed to young architects, invited to propose a housing and retail project to rethink the urban center of Saint Prix, municipality of Île-de-France. The challenge was to contribute to the urban renewal process desired by the municipality itself, to provide the city with new residential and commercial buildings at the service of the community. With a total of 150 residences, new parking areas, public spaces for pedestrian use and a small public square, the request was to create a digital BIM model of the project, in order to show its potential from a compositional point of view.

REACT, among the finalists, proposed innovative and strongly identifying solutions. The BIM has allowed to make improvements to the project from the early stages, analyzing the relationship between buildings and context.

The interventions focused primarily on the realization of the new public space: the square. The choice was to respect the consolidated habits of the citizens, reconfirming the natural aggregation city barycentre, now made up of the church and the space in front. For building types, the theme of the “court” was proposed, to better connect with the context and to equip the buildings with new private spaces. Thanks to BIM, a series of energy analyzes were conducted to identify the best exposure of buildings, the relationship with solar radiation and the evaluation of wind actions and effects. In this way we have been able to reduce consumption and guarantee thermal comfort.

View of the restaurant and adjacent square
View of the restaurant and adjacent square
View of the pedestrian streets in the neighborhood
View of the pedestrian streets in the neighborhood
View of intervention for the BIM Contest 2017
View of intervention for the BIM Contest 2017
BIM Project presentation sheet
Project presentation sheet
Exploded view of a residential building
Exploded view of a residential building
Environmental analysis conducted on the site
Environmental analysis conducted on the site
Concept design for the BIM contest
Concept design for the BIM contest
Relationship with the external context
Relationship with the external context
Open-court residential system
Open-court residential system
Shading analysis for different times of the year
Shading analysis for different times of the year
BIM Concour 2017 presentation video