Olympic Village built on more than bricks and mortar

According to Autodesk, Mirvac design division HP Architects (HPA) and nine other Sydney architectural firms used the company's AutoCAD as the preliminary software to design the master plan for the entire suburb of Newington, including the Olympic village. The 1,100-dwelling, 10,000-occupant housing development for the Olympics is located in Newington.

The team started designing the suburb and village in July 1997, six months after HPA was awarded the contract by Lend Lease. HPA said in a statement that it chose AutoCAD due to its strong reputation and wide pool of available skilled users.

The collaboration was split into three teams, each focusing on a separate area: houses, modular apartments, and overlay. More than 100 AutoCAD users were involved in the project, HPA said.

Design challenges for the team included ensuring the suburb and village were easily convertible to accommodate the Paralympic Games as well as ensuring the housing development would have the aesthetic and structural longevity to operate as a residential dwelling after the Games.

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