Robin Partington Architects has announced that its Park House project in London, has won a 2012 Be Inspired Award from Bentley Systems, Incorporated. The project won in the ?Innovation in Generative Design?? category.
Commenting on the award presented to Robin Partington Architects, Huw Roberts, Bentley Vice President, core marketing, said, ?The projects in the ??Innovation in Generative Design?? award category used associative parametric modeling to automate design processes and accelerate design iterations. The projects exemplify new ways to efficiently explore alternative building forms and design options without manually building a detailed design model for each scenario. Their use of generative design accelerates design and documentation efficiency and improves design quality.
?The Park House is a 1.04-acre city block redevelopment on the edge of Mayfair in London, United Kingdom, comprising retail space at the basement, ground, and first-floor levels; seven floors of office space on the western end; and 39 private residential flats to the east. The GBP 100 million project posed structural challenges due to its unique façade, mixed use, proximity to a London Underground tunnel, and retail requirements of a world-renowned location.
?As the judges noted upon reaching their decision, with the help of Bentley??s generative design software, GenerativeComponents, Robin Partington Architects solved extremely difficult design challenges, including pushing the boundaries of glass bending. They were able to explore various iterations of glass technology and its abilities, which allowed the team to use cold-bending on over 85 percent of the glass panels to minimize the need for curved panels. On behalf of my colleagues at Bentley, I congratulate Robin Partington Architects on this extraordinary accomplishment!??
Paul Rogers, Project Director, Robin Partington Architects, said, ?It is truly an honor to receive the prestigious Be Inspired Award and gratifying given our team??s hard work and dedication in bringing this world-class project to successful completion. We pride ourselves in producing great buildings that are comfortable within their own skin and at ease in their context, and Bentley??s GenerativeComponents generative design software helped us fulfil this commitment on the Park House project.??
The recipients of the Be Inspired Awards are selected by independent panels of jurors comprising accomplished Bentley users and distinguished industry experts. The awards honor the extraordinary work of Bentley users improving and sustaining the world??s infrastructure, recognising outstanding and innovative project achievements in infrastructure design, construction, and operations.