The 2017 BIM Contest award ceremony was held on the 27th of March 2017. Polantis and « l’Ordre des architectes » ( our contest’s partners) both welcomed the guests and the construction professionals at the Récollets Chapel.
A 2nd Edition of BIM contest eagerly awaited
Last year, the first edition of the BIM Contest in partnership with the city Bobigny had been a real success. This year, Polantis – the organizing company – increased the difficulty by asking its candidates to work on the new city center of the municipality of Saint-Prix (95). Teams had to conceive a digital model of several residential and commercial buildings both integrated in a wider project articulated around the concept of the municipality’s urban centrality.
Altogether, 198 candidates gathered in 49 teams worked on this project. Among the 9 finalist teams, 6 were French and 3 were international (Serbian, Egyptian, Italian).
The grand-prize winner: the project Gardensity
Quentin Guillemot, Gabrielle Larmet and Hugo Janvier, architecture students at « L’Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Nantes » received their first-prize.
Jury’s comments: A strong engagement and a magnificent architecture of a « village in the village » which redefines and blurs the distinction between individual and collective dwellings.
The garden-piazza suggestion is reinterpreting the concept of the garden-city by adapting it to our age and to the expressed needs and desires of the town dwellers. The urban reinterpretation is astute: the urban island is not split into two, the street traffic is well-thought, the traffic lane becomes a green way which places pedestrians at the heart of the project. When it comes to the BIM method, the information matrix provided is complete and the project model is optimized and mastered. The jury’s members enjoyed “moving around in the digital model” while deliberating.
2nd Prize for the project e-COP
The second prize was won by Kévin Bailly, a young architect at Valode & Pistre who already won the BIM Contest first prize last year with Minh Minh Nguyen. Saint-Prix municipality particularly welcomed this project which better meet the architectural and urban expectations of the municipality. The team was particularly attentive to the municipality’s identity.
Jury’s comments: The landscaping work is in continuity with his project and the green roofs are used properly. The glass roofs and the variety of the slopes, forms and materials make you want to live in this city center characterized by its rich architecture. The use of columns is conveying an airy feeling. Finally, the particular attention to public areas make you want to meet in this city center which fosters living-together.
3rd prize for Saint-BIO(SE) project
Thomas Teyssaire, Bruno Codron, Dany Ang et Matthieu Brossette from l’Atelier Juno won this 3rd prize.
Jury’s comments: A valiant effort of centrality in this project which has a lot of character. The pedestrian walkways were particularly well taken into consideration. The jury evoked the surprise effect of the promontory, the new perspective on each street corner, the pedestrian bridges leading to the project’s emblematic places. The attractive idea: the theatre’s roof which becomes a boardwalk for the citizens, in the same vein as what was done for the Philarmonie.
The jury’s members were awarded for their deep analysis of the architectural projects submitted by the candidates. They were awarded for taking into account the BIM approach of each team thanks to their analysis of the provided digital models (on eveBIM of CSTB) as well as their precise analysis of the information matrix which were providing a high-level of information about the buildings.
A 3D cocktail
The cocktail following the ceremony was the occasion to admire the « BIM Contest » trophies which were printed in live by a 3D printer especially installed for this occasion. The three trophies received by the candidates were printed by Volumic Company, constructor of the 3D printing situated in Nice. It was a hundred percent French printing, made from PLA, an entirely biodegradable plastic made from corn starch.
If more information needed about BIM Contest, please contact Manon Roger at the following number 01 42 64 07 02 or at email@example.com.
So far translated into French, English and German, Polantis makes its CAD & BIM objects library available in Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Italian, Turkish, Arabic, Serbian and very soon Polish, Czech and Japanese for its users !
From now on, all the architects and professionals of the Design and Build world can find in their native language the objects of a manufacturer, which will make the integration of all these products easier in the architecture projects all arround the world.
These news confirm the ambition of Polantis since 2008 is to provide to its users the best service in both levels : the quality of the CAD & BIM objects and being aware of the needs of the AEC world.
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Siplast launched their first CAD and BIM objects library with 5 highly detailed roofing systems on polantis.com – Europe’s first, largest and most visited CAD and BIM objects web platform. 5 new roofing systems will be published in the upcoming weeks and dozens more in the upcoming months.
Siplast‘s high performing CAD and BIM objects were developed by Polantis expert architects team. These objects are specially tailored to match the needs of architects and AEC professionals during all planning, construction and operation phases.
Siplast is amongst the first roofing manufacturers to understand the importance and power of a CAD and BIM objects catalogue for the use by the entire supply chain of the building industry. These first 5 systems (and the dozens to follow shortly) give Siplast a huge advantage over its competitors who are yet to create their BIM catalogues.
Polantis insures the worldwide distribution of Siplast’s CAD and BIM objects on its various platforms and partner platforms. Since their introduction last Friday (28th of November) hundreds of systems were downloaded and deployed in projects by hundreds of AEC professionals. In the upcoming days Siplast expects to reach thousands of Architectes and specifiers. Polantis has a base of over 75,000 AEC professionals with a new member joining in every 8 minutes.
The five systems already available online at https://www.polantis.com/siplast all belong to Siplast’s most emblematic and universal line – “Silver”.
The currently proposed roofing systems are of the following categories:
– Under heavy protection or pavers on paving supports
– Garden roofing
All of the “Silver” line products have an integrated RFID chip with and a 20-year guarantee. Siplast provides an in-depth technical support for AEC professionals and thanks to these CAD and BIM objects specifiers get a much faster and better service.
In the upcoming months the entire Siplast catalogue will be developed into CAD and BIM objects. Including interior acoustic insulation products.
Please click here in order to access the Polantis platform
Speaking at the Energivie summit at Strassbourg on 4th of November 2014, Bertrand Delcambre, – Head of the BIM implemntation for the french Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy – announced that the BIM reform in France is to start “very early 2015”.
Bertrand Delcambre, aka “Monsieur BIM” (Mr. BIM) was appointed by the current Minister of Housing and Territorial Equality – Sylvia Pinel – earlier this year (25/06/2014). His aim is to mount a French BIM reform similar to the British one. The Ex minister of the same ministry – Cécile Duflot announced on March 2014 that the French BIM reform will take effect on 2017 for the Government procurement projects. Later to be extended to all local and regional public tenders.
France’s BIM reform is part of an ongoing wave of governmental BIM reforms around the world. Both French and German governments recently endeavored in creating BIM reforms after the European directive voted on the 15th of January 2014 incites all 28 EU member states to do so.
France has the largest construction market in Europe (followed by Germany and the United Kingdom) By 2018 all three markets will be entirely reformed (UK by 2016, France by 2017 and Germany by 2018) in order to embrace the building information modeling method of work and technologies.