The developer of the Barclays Center basketball arena in Brooklyn, Forest City Ratner Companies, turned to New York’s SHoP Architects and its sister company SHoP Construction, collectively known as SHoP, to create a stunning-yet-affordable solution. SHoP Architects’ response was not simply to fulfill the design assignment, but to apply the Dassault Systèmes (3DS) 3DEXPERIENCE application for virtual product design, CATIA, to enable collaborative construction planning and execution.
Design and help deliver a new façade for the Barclays Center basketball arena in Brooklyn that is both architecturally unique and efficient to build.
Dassault Systèmes Response
SHoP Architects and SHoP Construction (SC), collectively known as SHoP, chose Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE application for virtual product design, CATIA, to design and develop an integrated 3D model of the Barclays Center arena which would provide detailed data for off-site fabrication and on-site construction coordination.
The 3D model developed in Dassault Systèmes’ CATIA application simplified and accelerated fabrication of approximately 12,000 unique steel panels, optimized material use to reduce material costs by 25%, and provided the data to track each component to facilitate efficient on-site installation.