Intelligent Reuse of Buildings
From day one, your vision becomes bigger with BuroHappold. We expand its parameters, pushing harder, exploring further and investigating more deeply into every project. Our teams of leading engineers not only meet every challenge, but also stretch your ambitions to create a truly transformative structure.
When we connect our engineering professionals around an approach, magic happens. It is something that perhaps clients miss out on with more traditional, silo-styled practices. It is the connections between these specialisms where the magic happens, creating fertile ground for invention and new ideas. We call these approaches ‘Service Offers’ – start exploring them by choosing one from the list below.
Why not turn your building into a high functioning, resilient and cost-effective asset that genuinely returns on your investment?
Often, demolition is not even an option. But rather than thinking ‘new’ it may be a case of thinking smarter. Reusing existing buildings can present exciting and profitable opportunities and you can explore many case studies on this site to see how the multi-dimensional teams at BuroHappold have helped in their success. (See St. Ann’s Warehouse, NYC and Old Malthouse, Berlin).
Allaying traditional fears
Concerns over reusing existing building stock may include a sense of risk, disruption to existing operations and complex, ‘live’ environments, (see Heathrow Terminal 4) or an expectation of high ongoing maintenance costs. But incorporating a small or major part of the existing building fabric into the new can bring so much more character and sense of quality and heritage.
The team to realise your vision
Because we approach each project holistically, from concept to completion, you will access leading specialists drawn from our global practice. This means you will not only be employing the most efficient methods, from economic modelling to smart technology systems. But also teams that enjoy collaborating around complex challenges, think creatively, push innovation and unlock the value in your building.
In fact, many repurposed building have become icons of culture (See St. Ann’s Warehouse NYC, Cutty Sark London), or examples of revitalisation, preservation and efficiency (Paragon Danziger Strasse Berlin, California Institute of Technology Earle M. Jorgensen Laboratory).