Building environments

Nothing is more critical to the experience of a building than its environment. A building with a well designed environment is more cost-effective to build, cheaper to run, better for the planet and, most importantly, better to be in.

We believe buildings can’t just be great to look at, they have to be great to use.

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The smart building of the future incorporating learning systems
Buro Happold

Blog

10/12/2013

The term smart city and the opportunities surrounding this theme have piqued the media’s interest recently, highlighting the opportunity for efficient and resilient infrastructure and transportation networks, a

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Mei Ren
Buro Happold

Blog

14/10/2013

As some of you may have already seen, the University of Manchester, the biggest campus based university in the UK, recently launched a procurement process for a £250m engineering campus, the single largest construction project...

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News

03/10/2013

Following a public bid process, Buro Happold has been selected by the Italian National Civil Aviation Authority to carry out energy audits and efficiency studies across fifteen airports in southern Italy, all of varying passenger...

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Sarah Prichard
Buro Happold

News

25/09/2013

We are delighted to announce that lead civil/structural associate director, Sarah Prichard, has been shortlisted for the...

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One Angel Square
Buro Happold

Project

28/08/2013

One Angel Square, Manchester UK, the Co-op’s new head office achieved the highest interim score for a commercial office building under the BREEAM accreditation scheme, earning it the highly coveted status of BREEAM...

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Buro Happold

Project

23/04/2012

Opened to the public in 2011, the Museum of Liverpool is one of the world’s leading city history museums and the largest newly created national museum in the UK for over a hundred years. Situated alongside the Three Graces in Liverpool’s historic waterfront setting, it will showcase Liverpool’s social history and popular culture while setting a global benchmark for other museums of its kind.

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Buro Happold

Project

27/02/2012

Located in the southern part of Turin in the Lingotto district, the venue, features a 400m oval ice track and is the work of Buro Happold, HOK SVE and Studio Zoppini Associati, winners of an international tender for the project.

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Buro Happold

Project

19/02/2012

Buro Happold worked as part of ‘Team Stadium’ an integrated design and construction team led by Sir Robert McAlpine to deliver the Stadium which, in legacy, will be a world-class athletics venue for the communities within London and beyond.

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Buro Happold

Project

27/09/2011

Elegantly placed in the rural Arkansas landscape, the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art is a series of seven concrete, glass and wood pavilions set along a stream bed. Within the complex are permanent and temporary galleries, a library, meeting areas, an auditorium, indoor and outdoor areas for public events, sculpture gardens and walking trails.

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Buro Happold

Project

19/04/2011

Designed around the theme of assembly and open debate, the Forum is a central part of the University of Exeter’s campus. The Forum Project saw several structures built or refurbished and enclosed under a stunning gridshell roof. As well as unifying these buildings and hosting a dramatic new reception, the roof shelters a range of state of the art teaching and discussion spaces.

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White Square Office Centre, Moscow, Russia
Buro Happold

Project

05/02/2014

The White Square Office commercial complex is located in the heart of Moscow. Consisting of three A class office buildings all connected by a three storey underground car park, the site covers a total area of 109,000m2.

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WA100 2014
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News

03/01/2014

Buro Happold is delighted to announce that the consultancy has been voted the top service engineer and the number two structural engineer

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Photograph of DALE © Taiyo Watanabe
Buro Happold

News

06/11/2013

There is a lot to be said for friendly competition, and few events say it more eloquently than the Solar Decathlon. Launched in 2002 by the U.S. Department of Energy, the biennial event challenges university teams “to design,...

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Rob Cooke
Buro Happold

Blog

06/11/2013

Dr Rob Cooke has just been awarded Engineer of the Year 2013 at the Middle East Architects awards. Despite only relocating to the Middle East three years ago this is the second award Rob has gained for his ground breaking work...

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Buro Happold

News

03/10/2013

The new 32 story Northwestern Mutual Headquarters in Milwaukee, Wisconsin will represent the company's values and commitment to its customers...

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Shrimp Boat - Copyright Tim Carruthers
Buro Happold

News

25/09/2013

The Changing Course competition, with the support and participation of the State of Louisiana and the US Army Corps of Engineers, seeks to develop approaches that demonstrate how, over time, the Mississippi River’s water...

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Henrietta Cooke
Buro Happold

Blog

25/09/2013

Making use of waste heat is a low carbon holy grail. On the surface it looks like a no brainer; waste implies it is both free (has no market value) and zero carbon (after a bit of mathematical acrobatics regarding the allocation...

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Buro Happold

News

06/09/2013

Buro Happold’s Los Angeles office is excited to announce that our Morphosis Studio project has won Honorable Mention in the 2013 CBE Livable Buildings Awards. The

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Library of Birmingham copyright Christian Richters

News

29/08/2013

Following five years of planning, design and construction the new Library of Birmingham is due to open to the public. Appointed in 2008 Buro Happold has been a key member of the design team, that created this state of the art new...

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Buro Happold

Blog

23/08/2013

The American College and University Presidents’ Climate Commitment (ACUPCC) is an effort made by a network of colleges and universities to cut their carbon emissions. As expected, it was a popular topic at the Society...

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Time for timber
Buro Happold

Blog

23/08/2013

As forests are capable of absorbing atmospheric carbon dioxide as they grow, they are of key importance in our fight to reduce the effects of climate change and are known as carbon sinks.  However recently, an article in...

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CE mark on timber BM Trada
Buro Happold

Blog

21/08/2013

Recently, new Construction Product Regulations (CPR) were implemented throughout the EU.  This has resulted in an increase in the number of building products requiring a Life Cycle Assessment if they are to be sold in the EU...

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City of London ©Tansri Muliani
Buro Happold

Blog

16/07/2013

The annual tall buildings conference organised by the CTBUH was held in London this June and I attended along with Wolf...

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Q22 Warsaw

News

03/07/2013

Polish investor launches new building with green focus

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World Environment Day
Buro Happold

Blog

04/06/2013

World Environment Day takes place on the 5th June every year and this year’s theme is food. UNEP, which coordinates the event, is focusing on the environmental effects of food production, consumption and waste, and is...

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Torre Iberdrola

News

13/05/2013

Comprehensive sustainability design strategies earned Torre Iberdrola a LEED Platinum rating, the first in Europe for a high rise structure.

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Buro Happold

Blog

02/04/2013

The third topic in the energy conversations series focused on the potential (or not) for fracking as an answer to our energy problems. “Will fracking end fretting?” provided presentations from the father of fracki

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Copernicus Science Centre
Buro Happold

Project

19/02/2013

Situated on the banks of the River Vistula, the mission of  the Copernicus Science Centre, Poland’s most modern education and cultural centre is to inspire curiosity, support learning and make science more accessible and comprehensible to a wider audience.

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Heartlands coverpic
Buro Happold

Project

28/05/2012

The Heartlands Project will bring together sound sustainable design principles to showcase a low carbon development and be a leader of sustainability in the UK through celebration of its heritage and being a catalyst for regeneration

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Crystal Bridges
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Video

27/10/2011

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Buro Happold

Project

21/10/2011

Located in the Diplomatic Quarter on the northwest perimeter of Riyadh stands Tuwaiq Palace, a complex originally designed as a diplomatic club but now used by the Saudi government as a hospitality centre. The demands of the...

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