A team of experts has given the Iron Lady a makeover.
Dassault Systèmes, a science-based company providing solutions for innovation, has reimagined the Eiffel Tower over 130 years after its construction.
It aims to demonstrate how virtual worlds can help transform cities and infrastructure toward a more sustainable future.
The “Building Tomorrow” program assembled a team of in-house experts spanning multiple industries. Together, they designed and built a low-carbon, circular, and regenerative version of the landmark.
This could address major sustainability challenges like accelerated urbanization, greenhouse gas emissions, and energy consumption.
Based on an exclusive design by the architect Nicolas Laisné, the team created a virtual twin of the Eiffel Tower.
The 3DEXPERIENCE model is a vertical garden with 18,038 trees (that corresponds to the tower’s number of metallic parts), 5,500 square meters of greenhouses and garden sheds, 451 plant species, and 200 experimental and shared gardens.
“By experiencing the virtual twin with real-time, data-driven insights from across the value chain, the team demonstrated that large infrastructure projects can be built more sustainably through collaborative design among all stakeholders, optimized operations and resource management, low-carbon manufacturing of materials, sustainable logistics planning, and productized construction,” the company said.
The Building Tomorrow project is on display at the Smart City Expo World Congress in Barcelona until November 17. This includes a two-meter-high, 3D-printed replica of the tower.
Banner Photo by Dassault Systèmes via website.