Civic

The demand for improved public and civic facilities and spaces, whether refurbished or newly built is increasing all over the world. Fundamental to our everyday lives, civic buildings are often at the heart of our communities.  The diversity of this sector ranges from libraries and community centres to prisons and city halls, placing huge pressure on the clients who commission them.

The demand for quality civic and public facilities is increasing whether to meet the romanticism of the big society in the UK, to meet the expectations amongst the people of the Arab world following the Arab Spring or to satisfy any number of emerging, fast growing economies all over the world.  

At BuroHappold we bring our international multi disciplinary experience to our projects to realise our clients vision from people flow and fire engineering, to reducing running costs and planning capital expenditure or inclusive design and security we create low carbon, efficient buildings that people and communities will be proud of.


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Project

12/05/2011

2013 will be seen as a significant year for the City of Birmingham with the opening of Britain's biggest ever public library. Situated in the heart of the city adjacent to Centenary Square, the new complex will replace the...

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Project

13/06/2014

Perched on the eastern edge of New York City, the Jamaica Bay parklands cover more than 10,000 acres of land surrounding one of the most bio-diverse urban estuaries on the Atlantic seaboard. Historically, sections of the parklands have been separately owned and managed by the federal National Park Service (NPS) and the city Department of Parks, with limited collaboration in land management and provision of services.

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Project

13/06/2014

Ad’Diriyah represents a series of stunning historic oasis settlements situated in Wadi Hanifah, itself an area of outstanding natural beauty, in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s capital city, Riyadh. The site is both the location for the founding of modern Saudi Arabia as well as the birth of the Wahab school of Islam (the “Oneness Movement”).

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Project

20/11/2013

BuroHappold, on the design team with Ball-Nogues Studio, worked directly with Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) on our largest installation to date, a public art piece in the north skylight of the Tom Bradley International...

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Project

05/11/2013

The United States Institute of Peace (USIP) is a unique organization with lofty goals and aspirations. Created by the US Congress, USIP is an independent, non-partisan conflict management center that seeks to prevent and mitigate...

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Project

13/06/2013

The newly refurbished Central Library in Liverpool opened to the public in May 2013. The library has undergone a stunning £50m renovation, including the restoration of the library’s 150 year old Grade II listed sections such as the facade and the Picton, Hornby and Oak reading rooms. A new repository has also been added, which now provides a home for a historically valuable archive of artefacts dating back over 800 years.

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Project

15/11/2012

Jeddah is facing the challenge of sustainably managing its growth for the coming 20 years. During this period, the city will be required to create nearly 1.2 million new jobs and develop around 50,000 new homes per every year.

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Project

22/09/2012

Artist Michael Heizer’s 346 ton found granite rock artifact is the namesake for the enormous ‘Levitated Mass’ outdoor sculpture at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). The $10M project is an art installation...

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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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Project

26/09/2011

Stratford Town City Link was a proposal for a new state of the art pedestrian bridge over a railway that links Stratford station in east London to a new shopping complex developed by Westfield.

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Sector Director

Stephen Jolly

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Regional leaders

UK

Ian Maddocks

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North America

David Herd

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Craig Schwitter

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Middle East

Oliver Plunkett

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