Water management

In a building, a masterplan or a regeneration project water management often sits at the forefront as a key element. With a wealth of knowledge and experience, out team of highly accomplished engineers offer a wide range of services. These include flood mitigation, flood risk assessments, river engineering, waterfront development along with water resources and marine and coastal engineering.

These skills and attributes have helped BuroHappold work on a vast array of projects. Whether they sit on domestic or foreign shores, our team continue to work on groundbreaking projects which include Hayle Harbour; Sabah Al Ahmad Sea City and Wadi Hanifah.

However complex the area or challenging the environment, our water engineers are skilled at finding innovative solutions to problematic designs. Our fresh approach to flood mitigation, river engineering and waterfront developments help us engage with the client to bring their vision and aspirations to life. Sensitive and sustainable planning is fundamental to our approach.

Our specialist engineers provide the necessary expertise to deliver high quality products while supporting the design team through innovation, creativity and sound engineering. Our links within the industry and academia ensure that we are at the forefront of our field in a rapidly developing industry.


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Project

13/06/2014

Working closely with architects SOM and our colleagues based in the UK, USA and China, our team prepared a detailed economic strategy to support a concept masterplan for the proposed JingJin New Economic City.

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Project

13/06/2014

Al Ha’ir Lakes is the fifth and final zone of Wadi Hanifah. Located 25km downstream of Riyadh, Al Ha’ir is at the end of the wadi catchment and receives the greatest amount of water flow in the Wadi. Working with the client, we identified the Lakes District site as a valuable open space resource for the Saudi Arabian capital, Riyadh.

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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

13/06/2014

Al Hada enjoyed a reputation as one of Saudi Arabia’s premier tourist destinations. Located on the edge of the dramatic Hirithi escarpment, the town’s elevation provides a cooler climate enabling Saudis to benefit from a more outdoor lifestyle during summer months.

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Project

13/06/2014

Dar Es Salaam faces some key social and economic challenges as one of the poorest countries in Africa, with growing inequality despite GDP growth of 5-6% per year. There is a growing backlog of urban infrastructure requirements and transportation relies primarily on privately provided mini-buses. Water and electricity household connections remain low and 80% of housing is ‘informal’. In the past, masterplans for the city have not been implemented due to a lack of coordinated planning and inadequate resources.

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Folkestone Seafront

Project

06/08/2013

The redevelopment of Folkestone Seafront represents an important part of the town’s regeneration and will bring 1,000 new homes and up to 10,000m2 of commercial and leisure uses to the prominent beach side site....

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Project

19/06/2013

Consideration of the efficiency of energy use at the city-scale can present budget constrained cities with a significant opportunity to respond to their energy needs without sacrificing their development priorities. The World Bank’s Energy Sector Management and Assistance Programme recognised that for city authorities to successfully identify appropriate and feasible energy efficiency interventions, they need new and practical tools that inform the underpinning decision-making processes. Looking to catalyse more rapid understanding of city-scale energy use issues and appropriate responses, the World Bank commissioned BuroHappold to develop a Tool for Rapid Assessment of City Energy (TRACE).

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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

26/05/2011

The site of the Sabah Al Ahmad Sea City development is adjacent to the Arabian Gulf coastline, 85km south of Kuwait City. From two environmentally impoverished hyper saline creeks, an ecologically rich waterway city is growing....

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Project

05/05/2011

Wadi Hanifah is a 120km long, 4500km2 watershed that passes through the capital city of Riyadh in Saudi Arabia. Located in the middle of the Najd Plateau it has been labelled the most significant natural feature in the region.

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Alan Travers

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