Smart spaces

BuroHappold’s smart space team provides an innovative service that optimises spaces to enhance utilisation, efficiency and visitor experience in buildings and cities. Space is a rare commodity today. Maximising what we have is crucial to success and longevity. The benefits of our work can be far reaching and range from improving human comfort and productivity to achieving cost savings, enhanced revenues and effective operational management.

People are at the heart of our design process. Our services help define efficient spaces where people feel comfortable and secure, but are also able to achieve bottom line results for clients operating in commercial environments. We use modelling to assess and optimise the interaction of people with buildings, processes, and environments. This provides an evidence based approach with powerful results – to assess performance of designs and operations so they can be optimised.

We use sophisticated tools for automated sensing, spatial analytics, predictive flow simulations, and big data visualisation. Our in-house simulation tool SMART Move allows rapid optioneering of a range of design and operational scenarios. Its intuitive drag-and-draw interface, integration with BIM, real-time feedback, and rapid sensitivity analysis capability make it a unique tool for early stage design optioneering as well as operational planning.

Check out www.smart-solutions-network.com for the latest news and discussions on our latest tools.

We offer a wide range of services:

  • Spatial layout optioneering and optimisation
  • Visibility, wayfinding and accessibility analysis 
  • Retail footfall and revenue enhancement
  • Operational efficiency improvement
  • Pedestrian flow and interaction modelling
  • Process and logistics modelling 
  • Fire evacuation, security and traffic analysis
  • Automated sensing and utilisation analysis
  • Masterplanning and big data visualisation
  • Dashboards for realtime performance monitoring

Airport escalator

Project

03/03/2012

London City Airport’s Master Plan sets out a major growth and development plans through to 2030. It was developed in response to the Government’s Aviation White Paper, ‘The Future of Air Transport’, which requires specified airport operators to outline their vision for growth up to 2030.

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Project

03/03/2012

The Commonisation Project at Birmingham International Airport involved infilling the double height space in the link building that connects Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 with a new floor plate, allowing the creation of a centralised arrivals and departures facility. The scheme also entails significant reconfiguration of the existing facilities.

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Project

28/02/2012

Argentinians have a passion for motorsport, but have not hosted a F1 event since the mid 90’s. This privately funded project would see the phased construction of a state of the art racing circuit and associated facilities in the heart of Argentina capable of hosting a FIA race. In addition to the 5.5km of FiA compliant track, the final scheme will house a training academy, driver training centre, an off-road park, two luxury hotels, serviced apartments, a conference centre, retail village, luxury clubhouse and numerous brand houses. The development is situated near the town of Zarate approximately 80km north of Buenos Aires, and will be constructed in two distinct phases. The first will see the construction of a 3.1km track and all supporting infrastructure, capable of hosting national race events with crowds of up to 30,000. Phase two will then develop the site fully with the view to becoming home to the Argentinian F1 Grand Prix.

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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

19/04/2011

Developing a truly successful stadium design involves meeting a number of goals beyond simply creating a first class sporting arena. The list of additional demands for the main stadium for the 2014 Winter Olympics and Paralympics...

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Key contact

Shrikant Sharma

Associate Director

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