New Gasteig Receives Award for Digital 3D Planning

New Gasteig Receives Award for Digital 3D Planning The digital 3D model of the Gasteig renovation project in the Haidhausen district of Munich

buildingSMART Deutschland e.V. has completed five extraordinary projects using building information modelling, also known as BIM. The title of »BIM Champion 2021« in the Planning category was awarded to the Gasteig and its partners HENN architects and AEC3 Deutschland for the project to renovate the largest arts centre in Europe.

BIM is a software-based process that turns construction projects into digital 3D models so that they can be manipulated and managed virtually. BIM is becoming increasingly popular as a more efficient and cost-effective way of completing time-sensitive projects that also uses fewer resources.

The expert jury was impressed by the project’s scale and complexity of the project
The reasons given by the jury of distinguished experts from commerce, building authorities and science were: »The scale and level of complexity of the performance requirements for this project were particularly impressive. A detailed as-built model had already been created, along with twelve building models and 40 component models for planning purposes. Regular planning meetings were held to coordinate the project as a whole using the 3D model and the buildingSMART standards  were applied throughout.«

Max Wagner, Gasteig Managing Director, said »Speaking on behalf of the entire team, we are thrilled with the award. The New Gasteig is one of the first renovation projects of its size in Germany to be planned and implemented digitally using BIM from start to finish. Being honoured as BIM Champion 2021 underlines the high quality of our planning.«

About the BIM Champion 2021 competition
A total of 41 companies and project groups took part in the inaugural competition this year, along with students and trainees. The Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure and the Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community are joint patrons of the BIM Champion 2021 award.


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