Sustainable design in construction is more important than ever. Architects, engineers and construction stakeholders who want to build creative solutions must collaborate efficiently on systemic solutions and eliminate silos.
Toronto-based architecture studio Partisans worked with advanced building delivery expert James Kotronis and Dassault Systèmes to virtually construct the EV Experience Center, a charging pavilion and turnkey event venue made from recyclable materials that advances access to renewable energy and adapts to its environment.
To create the EV Experience Center, Partisans needed a single virtual environment that would enable them to collaborate easily with all project stakeholders and model all processes, components and their variants across different disciplines. They also needed tools capable of supporting productization and component standardization to fulfill their sustainability principles – renewable energy, recyclable materials, reusable assembly and responsive design.
“Gone are the days when someone would sketch on a napkin, and someone else would interpret it. We’re now seeing a more collaborative approach where engineering, architecture and infrastructure people are working as a unified team, sometimes even in one company.”
– Pooya Baktash, Co-Founder of Partisans