Shanghai tower and BIM

Posted by modlar in BIM, Case studies on July 18th, 2012 2 Comments
Shanghai tower

Seen as a future landmark of Shanghai, the Shanghai Tower aims to showcase cutting-edge sustainable design concepts. Along with BIM technology and processes in practice.

The Shanghai Tower is a remarkable story about the advantages of BIM for the whole project lifecycle, as well as the growing momentum for owner-driven BIM projects.

At the time of its completion, the Shanghai Tower will be the tallest building in China and the second-tallest in the world, surpassed only by the Burj Khalifa in Dubai. It will also become China’s tallest structure of any kind, surpassing the 600-metre (2,000 ft) Canton Tower in Guangzhou. However, in February 2012, it was reported that another Chinese skyscraper, the Wuhan Greenland Financial Center, might be redesigned to reach a height of 636 metres (2,087 ft), thus exceeding the height of the Shanghai Tower.

Below is a great video produced by Autodesk which showcases the design process and the Building Information Modeling (BIM) tools being used.


  • zuska

    Shanghai Tower is exquisite design execution from brainy chief architect, Marshall Strabala. Google him to read about his stellar design accomplishments with Burj Khalifa, The Shanghai Tower chief architect and Nanjing Greenland Ziefeng Tower. His design accomplishments are many and impressive.
    He also design architect on HongKong Convention and Exhibition Center and award winning Houston Ballet Dance Center.
    What visionary sustainable engineering and pretty to look at.
    Watch this design architect via his international firm 2Define Architecture Shanghai/Seoul/Chicago

    • bimstop

      Yes Marshall Strabala has done some fantastic projects across the world, with hopefully many more to come!

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