OMA designed The Factory to be ultra-flexible, enabling “large-scale artistic work of invention and ambition, dance, theater, music, opera, visual arts, popular culture and innovative contemporary work incorporating the latest digital technologies will come together in ground-breaking combinations”. BIMON worked together with the client for the multidisciplinary development and coordination of the project in BIM, achieving an exemplary result in terms of detail and control of such a complex project.
Factory International, which will cost over $200 million designed by Rem Koolhaas’ OMA studio, consists of the largest cultural project in the UK since the Tate Modern.
Designed by OMA – Office for Metropolitan Architecture founded by Rem Koolhaas in collaboration with architect Ellen van Loon, the new space will be the permanent home of the Manchester International Festival.It is the largest national cultural project since the Tate Modern in 2000: over 13,000 square meters in size for £186 million.
The project includes three main interior spaces, carved out on the site of the old Granada Studios television studios: the ground floor, the warehouse, and the auditorium, with additional locations inside and outside the building. The warehouse, which can be divided into two rooms, has a capacity of 5 thousand people and the auditorium up to 1,600 seats. Both spaces can also be combined to present different types of events. Two public plazas on the north and west sides of the building complete the exterior.
Sponsored by Manchester City Council, with support from the U.K. government and Arts Council England, official estimates are that the new center will create or support about 1,500 jobs and bring £1.1 billion to the city’s economy over a decade.
Coordination Of Critical Issues In The Project
Tracking of critical issues and resolution before the start of construction with the support of software such as NavisWork and BIM Track.
Executive Design Assistance And Coordination
Diagrams were made through which areas were identified for site support. Activities were also carried out to coordinate forometries between facilities and the building envelope and coordination useful for adding secondary structures to support facilities in the theater.