2023年6月3日，河南省交通规划设计研究院邀请到美国注册建筑师, 美国绿色建筑认证LEED专家、美国建筑师协会委员、KPF建筑事务所纽约总部BIM项目领头人张亚菲女士，开展 “BIM技术助力公共交通导向型设计(TOD)及老城区改造”的专题讲座及技术交流会。
on June 3rd, 2023, Henan Communications Planning & Design Institute co., LTD (HNRBI) has extended an invitation to Ms. Yafei Zhang, a Registered Architect in the United States and a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA). Ms. Yafei Zhang is also a LEED Accredited Professional with expertise in Building Design + Construction. Currently serving as the BIM Team Leader at Kohn Pedersen Fox (KPF), she will be delivering a lecture on “BIM Technology assists Transit-oriented Development (TOD) and Urban Renewal".
Yutao Cao, Deputy Chief Engineer of HNRBI, and Technical Director of the Architectural Planning and Design Institute, along with over a hundred design professionals, actively participated in the event. Including young scholars from some well-known domestic design units and experts from well-known software manufacturers participating online.During the opening speech, Mr. Cao extended a warm welcome to Ms. Yafei Zhang on behalf of HNRBI, expressing gratitude for her remarkable contributions to the architectural design industry.
Ms. Yafei Zhang also provided a concise overview of KPF, a globally renowned architectural firm. Recognized as a leader in the field, KPF has successfully crafted over 200 super high-rise buildings worldwide. Among its portfolio are iconic landmarks such as the Shenzhen Ping An Financial Center, CITIC Tower (China Zun), New York’s 30 Hudson Yards. And numerous other notable buildings.
During the lecture, Ms. Yafei Zhang used the exemplary case of 30 Hudson Yards to provide a comprehensive insight into the implementation of the Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) concept within the framework of renovating old cities through planning and design. This project stands as a prime example of Manhattan’s urban renaissance and revitalization of historic areas. Additionally, Ms. Yafei Zhang discussed the Bund Fosun Center/Art Mall as a relevant case study to elucidate the application of BIM technology in unconventional architectural design. Through these examples, she underscored the significance of advancing the widespread adoption and utilization of BIM technology.
Ms. Zhang Yafei highlighted that transit-oriented development (TOD) stands as the primary development model for numerous modern cities. It fosters the creation of compact, walkable, and mixed-use communities that prioritize pedestrians and revolve around efficient railway systems. This approach enables individuals to lead car-independent lifestyles, effectively reducing carbon emissions.
Furthermore, Ms. Zhang emphasized the substantial benefits derived from the widespread implementation of Building Information Modeling (BIM) technology. By facilitating digital project management throughout the entire construction process, BIM significantly enhances project efficiency and quality, while concurrently minimizing resource wastage and environmental pollution. Ultimately, such advancements contribute significantly to the pursuit of sustainable development.
During the interactive segment of the event, several young designers shared their experiences in utilizing digital technology within architectural planning and design. In the open question-and-answer session, Ms. Yafei Zhang engaged in profound discussions with participants, exploring topics such as parametric design, revitalization district design, low-carbon design, and the future prospects of AI-assisted design in the industry. Subsequently, Duan Mengqing from the Architectural Planning and Design Institute shared the idea and methods of interpreting BIM forward design using highway architecture as an example. From contemplating the significance and process of BIM forward design to exploring an effective set of technical methods in practice, the valuable experience and future planning of the Architectural Planning and Design Institute in BIM forward design were fully presented.
The lecture and technical exchange meeting commenced with great enthusiasm and concluded on an equally high note. It provided a valuable platform for in-depth dialogues among young designers, with the aim of expanding the frontiers of design. Grounded in innovation and integration, this event sought to foster a creative, cutting-edge, and collaborative design community, ultimately presenting new ideas for the future development of the industry.