contractors & Dassault Systems jet facade for Orange Ivory Coast headquarters
‘As our architectural works became more and more complex, I knew that jet contractors had to evolve in terms of software,“says Mohamed. ‘we had been in contact with dassault systemes for a few years, exploring the possibilities of developing specific solutions for projects, but the timing had never been right. we reconnected at the beginning of 2020 and decided to work together on the orange cote d’ivoire project. this is where my relationship with nuri miller started.‘
support model on the 3dEXPERIENCE platform
‘At the start of our collaboration, we had numerous sessions with jet contractors to ease their transition to the new software. we supported their move from a design-to-order approach to a generative custom practice using 3dCATIA EXPERIENCE and generative design. dassault systems were able to help subcontractors understand and achieve their final objective,‘clarifies nuri miller, business consultant for the WW online industry at dassault systems, who was trained and worked as a licensed architect to develop various construction technologies for companies like gehry partners.
unique double curvature parts of the facade
the 3dThe EXPEREINCE platform allowed the jet entrepreneurs to design the facade. it started with geometry, as each of the 4,000 pieces had to be unique to envelop the double-curvature architecture but unite in a uniform pattern. CATIA and its xGenerative design tools formalized the computational design, which meant that custom elements could be created using shared geometries and reference parameters to generate a complete assembly. this facilitated design for manufacture and assembly, reducing risk while increasing both productivity and quality. developers were able to understand how their design decisions played out in virtual twin experiences, enabling a history of changes, from automation processes to production and lifecycle management.
manufacture and assembly of double-curved facade parts
‘the transition to 3dThe EXPERIENCE platform meant that new practices had to be learned. with the support of dassault systemses, we quickly realized the endless possibilities of CATIA and xGenerative design, especially for facade design. this allowed us to manufacture as well as manufacture and build a very modern design,‘explains mohamed enhili, head of BIM and digital transformation at Jet Contractors.
3d model of the mold
The 3DEXPERIENCE platform works in the cloud, which means employees can join from any location and any device with the internet. this is especially ideal with ongoing projects during times of difficult travel. the online platform also enriches the available support. the community engages other professionals within the architecture, engineering and construction industry and beyond to share their knowledge. Dassault Systèmes’ team of architects and engineers, including nuri in this case, is also at your disposal. they work together to design tailor-made tools to find the perfect solution for each project.
manufacture of parts using a five-axis CNC machine and a specific mold
‘when you work with contractors, that means dassault systems is constantly developing software. xGenerative design is a fairly new tool, so we had many sessions with mohamed and the R&D team to adapt and improve the solutions to the needs of this project. it is important to have this interaction between software developers and users,“concludes nuri miller, business consultant for the WW online industry at dassault systems.
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Title: orange ivory seat
architects: koffi and diabaté architects
service provider: jet entrepreneurs
collaborater: dassault systems
site: Abidjan, Ivory Coast