Are your buildings paying you back?
By investing in the most contemporary approach to creating commercial or mixed use environments, which may include residential and retail, you can actually make your assets more profitable, resilient and economic.
For example, we do not view ‘sustainable’ as purely environmental – it can mean saving large sums in energy reduction, lower maintenance, or gaining more profit from improved productivity or higher yielding entities. It all makes for environments that are more attractive for tenants, making rental easier for landlords or developers and accelerating an investor’s ROI.
Our commercial, retail and residential services include:
- Strategic consultancy and economic assessment
- Structural and facades design
- People Movement
- Supply chain ‘greening’
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Cutting-edge office space needn’t cost the earth.
To create smart, sustainable buildings, we use the most current innovations – from harnessing natural light and ventilation in order to cut energy use (The Tower at PNC Plaza), to recycling grey or black water, to specifying passive (non- powered) heating and cooling methods and systems.
We also engineer spaces with flexibility in mind, allowing for rapid re-configuration of floor layouts – saving time, space, money and hassle (Olympic Media Centre). And we always focus on the human experience, whether it’s intelligent lighting, glare-free glazing or self-regulated temperature and ventilation.
It all adds up to happier, healthier work environments and a workforce in good heart is more productive (see Health, Wellbeing and Productivity) which improves profitability.
Seventy per cent of the world will live in cities by 2050. Governments and developers face pressing challenges to make the most of land, whether reusing brownfield sites or starting fresh.
How can zero carbon housing be achieved? How can the process of building be speeded up and yet quality increase? And what does it take to win the hearts and minds of local communities?
Through intelligent engineering, we provide answers based on four criteria; economic, societal, environmental and structural. We look at what it really means for a community to thrive – from the site investigations through to sustainable transport links, waste management, water, energy and employment opportunities for local people (See Battersea Development). And we go further. We realise architectural aesthetics, navigate intricate planning laws, overcome land shortages and achieve affordability.
Tall and supertall buildings are at the leading edge of society’s attempts to tackle growing urbanisation and population growth.
A successful tall building must consider both function and form, and the needs of those living and working in and around it, integrating into and contributing to its environment.
We understand the challenges involved in the design and construction of tall buildings. Our experience and holistic approach maximises value whilst addressing the key issues that face tall building projects.
From creating iconic buildings such as the National Bank of Kuwait HQ that are not only beautiful, but buildable. To de-risking investments by addressing both natural and commercial risks. For example Nanjing Youth Olympic Centre or Lodha Place in Mumbai.
Designed with planet and place-making in mind.
We are delivering intelligent, environmentally friendly design for tall and supertall buildings across the globe.
Including one of the world’s greenest office towers The Tower at PNC Plaza in the USA, with a fully automated breathable facade. Our work on Samba Financial Group HQ sets new standards of sustainable design for Riyadh.
We bring together a broad range of skills to create places, not merely buildings. The High Line where we helped create a new green space in the heart of New York. And Buildings by Daman where we advised on an underfloor air conditioning system that improved available interior space to both lease, and for tenants enjoy, are great examples of this place-making approach.
Why shop in store when you can click online? Today’s customers are notoriously fickle, so it’s essential retailers create inspiring and compelling shopping experiences.
The difference is in the detail: smooth navigation through the centre using our People Flow modelling can dramatically increase footfall, dwell time, mood and yield.
We might use strategically placed refreshment areas, interactive information points and other techniques to create engagement (London City Airport). And, stepping back, customers demand modern, clean environments with good transport links, excellent acoustics, lighting and landscaping where they feel safe. (See Al Shoail Plaza).
Whether it’s a shopping mall or a greenfield development, a retail-led urban regeneration scheme or multiple-use complex, we combine state-of-the-art facade engineering with low energy heating and ventilation systems to create comfortable, sustainable retail spaces.
Working with BuroHappold gives you access to multiple capabilities – from masterplanning (Brent Cross Cricklewood Regeneration) and economic viability to structural and building services design – all focused on making smarter, more efficient buildings, with less waste and greater overall wellbeing. We can engineer a single floor, a complete building or an entire region, using our ‘place-making’ strategies to develop vibrant commercial and social communities.
What our clients say:
The different elements of BuroHappold work well together. If we ask a question, we get one co-ordinated answer. The disciplines seem to be well glued together within BuroHappold. They are structured well, and we get good advice from them. They are using a joined-up approach, working together honestly to get the job done.
Kevin Leahy, Senior Technical Manager, Berkeley Homes