The annual report of the Nemetschek Group features an impressive architecture project: the Irina Viner-Usmanova Rhythmic Gymnastics Center in Moscow. Software solutions from GRAPHISOFT, Solibri, and Allplan were involved in planning and “shaping” this building. The sports facility seats 4,000 people and hosts competitions and training events. Its striking feature is the unique roof shape resembling the form of a gymnastic ribbon fluttering above the ground. The project was led by Creative Production Union (CPU) PRIDE, an architecture office in Moscow.
This astonishing building shows what collaboration and cooperation during the design and construction process looks like in an ideal world: dialogue-oriented, open, and without software barriers. “The project demonstrates the consistent use of Open BIM in a real-life application, leveraging different software solutions from the Nemetschek Group,” says Viktor Várkonyi, Chief Division Officer of the Planning & Design Division and member of the Executive Board of the Nemetschek Group.
The broad application of Building Information Modeling (BIM) is a high priority for CPU PRIDE. Undertaking the complex planning activities for this project required a comprehensive BIM solution. It served as the main tool for coordinating the work of the architects and the specialist engineers. For the design, they worked with the BIM planning software Archicad from GRAPHISOFT, which also served as an important collaboration tool. “We were able to develop the first 3D model in less than a month,” explains Elena Myznikova, chief architect at CPU PRIDE.
To locate errors, Solibri Office was used to perform collision detection analysis within the information models. “BIM helps prevent human errors. The first model we received from the engineers during the design development phase contained 1,800 collisions. And this, by the way, is not that many. Using 2D drawings, it would be simply impossible to detect all of these conflicts,” said Vitaliy Krestianchik, chief architect at CPU PRIDE.
As part of the project, a reinforced concrete structural model was created with Allplan.
The Center for Rhythmic Gymnastics was managed in a single BIM model. CPU PRIDE consistently relied on Open BIM: the data exchange with internal and external parties took place via IFC. It enabled all the project participants to interact, regardless of the software used. Despite the large number of programs used during the project, the Open BIM workflow made it possible to work consistently, to detect planning errors in advance of the construction phase, and to increase the quality of the documentation.
More details about the project can be found at Irina Viner-Usmanova Rhythmic Gymnastics Center.