Culture

Cultural spaces challenge the average, the everyday and the ordinary: often iconic and invaluable to their communities, cultural buildings need to engage, accommodate and inspire visitors from across the globe. Our work in culture exemplifies the meeting of artistic vision with engineering flair delivering projects that are fascinating, striking and technically accomplished.

Our commitment to creative thinking, to investigating the new and the unexpected and to pioneering new technology makes us the ideal partner for developing ground breaking cultural spaces. With the benefit of decades of experience combined with a dedication to innovation, our work in the sector explores the future of new buildings and unlocks the potential in historic ones. From designing the seating in theatres and developing the perfect acoustic performance, to modelling visitor flow and improving access, our approach is holistic.

Our cultural spaces can be inspirational, personal, invigorating, epic…but always remarkable, both artistically and commercially.


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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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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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Copernicus Science Centre

Project

19/02/2013

The Copernicus Science Centre is one of the finest cultural and educational facilities of its kind in this part of Europe. 

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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

26/07/2012

The Cutty Sark is the last surviving example of a 19th century tea clipper, a historic legacy that gives it unique status as the only Grade I listed ship in England. 

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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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Video

13/05/2012

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Project

26/05/2011

The Louvre Museum Abu Dhabi is the jewel in the crown of Saadiyat Island, the city’s new cultural district. 

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Project

26/05/2011

The new Riverside Museum, Scotland’s Museum of Transport and Travel, is located on a dramatic site at the point where two rivers, the Clyde and the Kelvin meet, close to Glasgow Harbour. As well as providing a permanent home for collections not previously on public display, the new museum exhibits the contents of the old Glasgow Museum previously held at Kelvin Hall. Kelvin Hall was the second most visited attraction of its type in the UK, with half a million visitors a year, so the new Riverside Museum is well placed to become a world-class cultural destination.

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Project

26/05/2011

This 2,400m2 building is devoid of perpendicular walls, making it a highly unusual yet stunning example of architectural origami. 

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Project

11/05/2011

Redefining historical cultural spaces requires a certain set of skills: vision, perception and a delicate touch. The redevelopment of the Royal Shakespeare Theatre included the creation of a 1,030 seat auditorium with a thrust...

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Sector Director

Stephen Jolly

Partner

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Regional leaders

UK

Ian Maddocks

Partner

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Northern Europe

Rod Manson

Partner

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North America

Denzil Gallagher

Principal

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Asia-Pacific

David Littler

Director

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Middle East

Oliver Plunkett

Partner

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