V-A-C Foundation is an international non-profit private organization founded in 2009 with an emphasis on supporting contemporary art exhibitions and projects emerging from Russia and the former Soviet Union.
In 2015, architect Renzo Piano (RPBW) was commissioned to design the headquarters of the foundation (GES-2) in Moscow.
Currently in the construction phase, the main building being restored and redesigned is a historic power station dating back to the early 1900s.
EB/Architects have been invited by the international contracting company, Salini Impregilo to support their effort to be assigned with the construction of the prestigious project.
With design input provided by RPBW and a preliminary Project Execution Plan by Salini Impregilo, EB/Architects developed a federated BI Model used to visualize the proposed construction sequence in an animated (4D Scheduling type) format.
The primary target of this presentation is to demonstrate an innovative approach to the construction of the 3-story extension to the historic building, designed to be a semi-underground construction, covered by an impressive green roof, with trees that had to be in their full development, concurrently to the conclusion of works in other areas of the project.
For this to be achieved EB/Architects consulted and presented a Top-Down construction method according to which the higher-level slab of the planted roof was cast before the lower-level slabs to act as horizontal frames for wall support as the excavation progresses.
Being this a Renzo Piano design and for an establishment of culture, EB/Architects paid spatial attention not only to the technical aspect of the presentation but also to the aesthetics and the visual attributes of the animated sequence.
Included in EB/Architects’ scope of this project was the utilization of the BI Models to extract quantities used for the estimation of the project’s construction cost.