Air and Rail Project Highlights
Project Jewel Will Be One Of The World’s Largest Gridshells
The Jewel at Changi Airport elevates the passenger experience, by reaching beyond the realm of aviation to unite Singapore’s international airport with city life beyond. Beneath its glittering glass dome, bespoke aviation facilities – such as integrated transport lounges allowing ticketing, boarding pass and baggage transfer services in one place – combine with luxury retail outlets and unique attractions, such as the world’s tallest indoor waterfall, to create a compelling lifestyle destination for travellers and residents alike. In doing so, The Jewel will boost Singapore’s reputation as a leading international air hub, draw new revenue in from the city itself, and give Changi Airport the edge amid intensifying competition in the global aviation sector.
A Training Environment For A New Era Of Rail Infrastructure
This is one of two new flagship academic facilities designed to train thousands of engineers. The College offers training that will equip learners with the skills needed to deliver High Speed 2 (HS2), the new railway that is planned to connect London, Birmingham, the East Midlands, Leeds and Manchester.
The NCHSR has been developed with people in mind, incorporating a range of specialist working environments set in an inspiring atmosphere. The dramatic open learning space is a great example of where this objective has been achieved. Offering an abundance of natural light and fresh air it acts as a hub for social activity, casual learning, catering and event hosting. Featuring bespoke specialist facilities, as well as an environmentally conscious design, the award-winning NCHSR is set to become a major asset in the development of the UK’s rail network.
Prioritising Security, But Guaranteeing Passenger Comfort For Generations Of Travellers
Iconic train station in Kazakhstan’s new capital city. The station is a mixed-use complex with an overall construction area of 210,000 m2. With an expected 36,000 people travelling through it per day, developing a strategy for the movement of people, vehicles and goods was critical.
The security strategy combines passenger comfort and optimal security to achieve the requirements of Kazakh Rail Authority KTJ. Buro Happold worked with the philosophy of Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) to design a space that is a cost effective, robust defence against terrorism and other security threats without compromising passenger comfort.
High Capacity Transport Link To Support Vauxhall Nine Elms Battersea (Vneb)
Stretching from Kennington to Battersea, the £1 billion Northern Line Extension will provide a fast, high capacity transport link across the southwest of London. This project underpins the wider regeneration of the Vauxhall, Nine Elms and Battersea area, which will create 16,000 new homes and 25,000 new jobs. Two new stations at Nine Elms and Battersea Power Station will be built to serve these businesses and communities.
Buro Happold is working concurrently on the Battersea Power Station redevelopment, and liaising with team members across each project to coordinate schedules and ensure the NLE station is operational prior to occupation of the Power Station, in line with planning requirements.
Creating A World-Class Welcome That Sends A Clear Signal That Britain Is Open For Business
This £1 billion transformation project will see Terminal 2 more than double in size. Buro Happold is the civil, structural and facade engineer for the main terminal building, pier, baggage hall, car parks and site-wide infrastructure. We are currently developing concepts for prefabricated and pre-assembled structures to reduce build time and cost, as well as a terminal facade that can withstand a bomb blast.
Due for staged completion from 2020-2023, this ambitious development will allow Manchester Airport to accommodate 10 million additional passengers in the next decade, and double airport jobs to 40,000 within 30 years.
The Kafd Will Deliver 12,000 New Homes, Thousands More Jobs, And Beautiful Public Spaces For Riyadh
Riyadh boasts a population of over six million, and this number is expected to double by 2035. To accommodate this growth, the city is set to open the Riyadh Metro system in 2019. This is the biggest urban mass transit system that’s ever been created from scratch, and will connect the people of Riyadh via six metro lines, running through 85 stations, and spanning nearly 110 miles of track. Buro Happold is delivering two of the three stations across the line that feature iconic architecture and design.
Riyadh Metro: KAFD Station
Buro Happold spent four years developing integrated designs across 17 engineering disciplines to realise Zaha Hadid’s striking vision for this iconic station. We worked closely with the architect to develop a facade that undulates in echo of the sand dunes beyond, featuring a series of concrete waves interspersed with curved Mashrabiya screens.
This beautiful organic appearance belies an incredibly complex design with unique construction requirements. To ensure these were understood and achieved by the contractor, we adapted our digital designs to provide the level of data required to create a clear road map for construction.
Riyadh Metro: Olaya Station
Olaya Station will establish both a vital transport hub and an attractive new urban realm. The station itself lies deep underground, and additional corridors with break out panels have been incorporated into its design to accommodate new connections in the future.
Above ground, Olaya’s gently sloping green roof creates an accessible oasis in the city for the residents of Riyadh to enjoy. Buro Happold designed a road system around the station that links it to the surrounding business district, and provided pedestrian access to the natural landscape of the wider Olaya / Batha corridor.