Intelligent Reuse of Buildings
What if we told you it’s possible to assemble some of the leading engineers in the world to work as a team to make your vision viable and even stretch it beyond your ambitions?
With our global approach to drawing together the key specialists to answer your challenge, your project is many steps ahead from day one.
We call this process Enginuity.
Have a run through with our tool, setting your criteria, the scale of your project and its sector. Quickly you can visualise the range of specialists that could assist in making your project exemplary. It is the connections between these specialist where the magic happens, fertile ground for ideas and inventiveness. When you work with two or more BuroHappold specialists, one plus one really does equal three.
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).
Use our EnginuityTM tool to explore the team that could help in the repurposing of a building.