Digital Mockup 2009-2016

Digital mockup and application of the openBIM method for the transformation of La Tour Bel-Air, Lausanne.
Architects: Alphonse Laverrière (1932); transformation: CCHE (2017)

Presentation of the “making of” on openBIM Tour (video), 09-11.04.2019

DIgital Mockup by B.Cherix [et al.]

In 2009, no one thought that it would be possible to produce a digital mockup of a building of this size (65’000 m3) and complexity with a standard PC (Unibody iMac). Thanks to the mandate obtained by the architect and the duration of the project, it was possible to carry out one of the first openBIM projects for the transformation of a historical building –the tower is a monument of national importance–.

Digital mockups:
– Electrical engineer: Betelec SA
– Heating, ventilation engineer: Weinmann Energies SA
– Sanitary engineer: CCTB SA
Photogram for CCHE: B.Cherix