We faced a very tight schedule for engineering procurement and construction works.
The glass façade, composed of 6m x 3 m panels fabricated in China, required 5 months to engineer, manufacture and ship to the construction site.
Considering the total project duration was only 11 months and that we had to juggle COVID-related restrictions, this part of the project was a big challenge and a high-risk activity.
Furthermore, the external and internal metal cladding and fixed furniture were all customized and had to be fabricated after taking the as-built measurements of the installed structure.
Lastly, some of the items selected by the designers were from Italian suppliers (i.e., HVAC machines and sanitary fixtures) and required a long time to procure, compared to material that could have been sourced locally.