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Statement of Qualifications Tall Buildings

February 2011
Buro Happold

Buro Happold

Table of Contents

1. About Buro Happold 2. Our Approach 3. Relevant Project Experience

Buro Happold

About Buro Happold

Buro Happold

About Buro Happold: Firm Profile


Buro Happold is a global, integrated, multidisciplinary engineering firm able to offer a complete range of services dealing with the built environment. Originally established as a building engineering consultancy, it continues to offer the full range of engineering services; while expanding the offered services to Urban Design and Planning, Regeneration and Master planning, Transport Planning, Access and Disability Design Consultancy, Sustainability Consultancy, Quantity Surveying, Project Management and Cost Engineering. International Knowledge Buro Happold practices from a world wide network of 27 offices located in 12 countries. In addition to our office in New York, we are located in Abu Dhabi, Bath, Belfast, Berlin, Birmingham, Boston, Cairo, Chicago, Copenhagen, Dubai, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Hong Kong, Jeddah, Kuwait City, Los Angeles, Leeds, London, Manchester, Moscow, Munich, Pune, Riyadh, San Francisco, Toronto, and Warsaw. Local Knowledge A strong understanding of the market is fundamental to producing successful local buildings with international design teams. While we strive to utilize the full depth of our international practice knowledge for all of our projects, we recognize the importance of a mobilizing all of our locally based experience to ensure a projects success. We work closely with architects, construction managers, clients representatives, contractors and fabricators to uncover and understand the most economical approach for building procurement and the most efficient ways to realize elegant yet cost-effective solutions for our clients.

Ras Al Khaimah Gateway, Ras Al Khaimah, UAE

Al Faisaliah, Riyadh, KSA

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About Buro Happold: Firm Profile


A Multidisciplinary Approach Critical to our success, and significant in our differentiation from other engineering practices, is our commitment to project-wide multidiscipline, technical integration. From this commitment, Buro Happold has been able to help our clients far exceed their initial goals whilst maintaining schedule and budget. The center of this thinking is Buro Happolds office studio environment that encourages project engineers to work side by side with structural, MEP, fire, geotechnical, access, fire, IT, environmental and computational and simulation specialists, effectively fostering an open dialog and support network between specialists. Using design workshops throughout the life of the project, key conceptual ideas about ecology, energy, wateruse, materiality, fabrication, and construction, are incorporated, tested, integrated and implemented on a project-wide basis. Community Engagement Engaging local communities and ensuring their meaningful and ongoing participation is a crucial aspect of Buro Happolds philosophy. We seek to build community networks through both bottom up and top down, methods focused on listening as well as advising. Tailored Solutions We develop carefully tailored and practical solutions for our clients, based on best practice and promotion of high-quality design, environmental responisibility, coherence and local distinctiveness. With Imagination We are proud to employ engineers with the ability and confidence to solve challenging design problems in innovative ways if this results in to real, measurable benefit to our clients. Thinking outside of traditional methods can produce substantial savings, specifically when incorporated at the earliest stages of a project.

Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, Abu Dhabi, UAE

King Abdullah Financial District, Riyadh, KSA

Buro Happold

About Buro Happold: Firm Profile


Value We provide focused engineering input to projects through an in-depth understanding of complex building form and a breadth of experience amassed within our practice and archived in our web based intranet system. Through consultation and industry collaboration we can introduce appropriate innovation and value-added solutions at all stages in the design process. Investing in Expertise and Talent Our strong reputation for innovation attracts a wide range of experts including some of the best brains in our industry. They lead from the front, with expert technical skills, combined with an ability to assimilate ideas, understand client objectives and communicate effectively. Buro Happold recognizes each individuals unique abilities, and invests wisely in learning and development, ensuring that the engineers of today and tomorrow are properly prepared for a changing world. Because we provide a creative and stimulating working environment, our culture allows our expert staff to be the best, and our younger team members to learn from the best. Buro Happolds international network of offices has collectively been awarded the worldwide Investors in People (IIP) accreditation, making the practice the second company to ever receive this prestigious recognition on a worldwide basis, and the first company in the construction industry to be recognized in this way.

Transbay Transit Center, San Francisco, CA

Genzyme, Cambridge, MA

Buro Happold

About Buro Happold: Firm Profile


Practice Resources Our practice is a privately owned partnership and is organized around multidisciplinary groups of no more than 20 engineers in size. Our organization is horizontal and flexible, allowing our individuals and company to quickly and effectively respond to the demands of complex, global projects. Staff Numbers - 2009
North America 166 30 196 Other Offices 1200 200 1400 Total 1366 230 1596

Technical Support Total

Buro Happold Corporate Structures Buro Happold is a Partnership, which was originally set up by Professor Sir Ted Happold on 1 May, 1976 and today comprises 50 partners. This partnership model gives us the independence to make clear decisions about the direction of the business, determining the firms objectives in a way that is socially responsible and corporately sound. The founders chose to create a Partnership because this best reflected the core characteristics of the firm a pool of peoples different talents that as a whole is greater than the parts, and who share any profits and losses made. As a practice, Buro Happold engages in the engineering, design, management and supervision of construction projects throughout the world. The practice undertakes most aspects of civil and structural engineering, environmental physics and services engineering as well as specialist consulting services. For operational reasons, the Partnership has created two non-trading services companies, Buro Happold Engineers Ltd (BHEL) and Buro Happold International Ltd. These two operating companies each own subsidiaries that are the trading companies with which our clients engage.
World One, Mumbai, India

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About Buro Happold: Firm Profile


Buro Happold North America Buro Happold have been practicing structural and MEP engineering and sustainable design in North America since 1985 when we worked on pioneering long-span/ lightweight amphitheaters and sports complexes, including Boston Harborlights Pavilion, AT&T Global Village, Bronx Zoo Aviary, Atlanta Olympics, and the MetPhil Mobile bandstand. Since establishing our first North American office in New York 2000 our work has been concentrated on large scale buildings and developments including the RPI Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center in Troy, NY, the Orange County Great Park in Irvine, CA, the High Line in New York, NY, and the corporate headquarters for Genzyme in Cambridge, MA. In 2006 Buro Happold opened its second North American office in Los Angeles, California. Since its opening, the Los Angeles office has worked in conjunction with the New York office on some of the most high profile and exciting projects in the practice including; the Transbay Transit Center in San Francisco, CA, the Historic Smithsonian Patent Office in Washington, DC., and the Kohinoor Tower in India. In 2007 Buro Happold opened two additional regional offices in Boston and Toronto. In 2010 Buro Happold established offices in Chicago and San Francisco to enable the practice to further extend its geographical reach, and to allow for the best possible service to be provided to our clients based in those regions.

Landmark Tower, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Al Sowa Island, Al Sowa, UAE

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Our Project Approach

Buro Happold

Our Project Approach Tall Buildings


Buro Happold has been involved in the design of some of the most innovative and inspiring tall buildings in the world. Designed by virtuoso architects and engineers working in partnership, many of the new generation of tall and super tall buildngs have unusual and elegant even surprising forms, sometimes reflecting local architectural styles and often presenting opportunities for structural innovation. Buro Happolds innovative, pragmatic and technically rigorous approach is tailor-made for the unique challenges of vertical buildings. Supertall buildings are typically governed by issues of wind loading and lateral load. In addition, tall buildings require close attention to the control of lateral deflections and the careful tuning of dynamic performance to ensure the comfort of those who live and occupy the space. Buro Happold works closely with developers and architects to provide innovative and practical solutions to complex design problems and achieve schedule objectives, while keeping local construction practices in mind. Tall building construction occurs at a large scale where different disciplines and services need to work seamlessly together for the purpose of efficient design and project delivery. From concept stage through to planning, design, approvals and implementation, we work with our clients and their designers at each stage of the process to facilitate project efficiencies. BIM Building Information Modeling (BIM) is a core tool utilized on the delivery all project from Buro Happold. We can incorporate the architects model regardless of file format and leverage BIM as a way to manage complexity and cost throughout the life cycle of a project. Buro Happold has strong capabilities in Structural and MEP modeling, as well as associated platforms for complex modeling and model-to-fabrication technologies. Additionally, Buro Happold has a commitment to the development of custom in-house software tools for optimizing the connections of our Structural analytical solutions to the BIM production environment. These tightly-integrated models can be taken advantage of by owners provide a robust resource for facilities managers looking to maintain and upgrade a building. Using intelligently coordinated BIM models, Buro Happold is able to provide quick and accurate collision detection, quantity takeoffs, and volumetric and area calculations.

Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Abu Dhabi Media Zone, Abu Dhabi, UAE

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Technical Capabilities

Buro Happold

Technical Capabilities: Structural Engineering


Structural Engineering for Successful Building Our role as engineers is to match the opportunities and constraints of the site with construction methods that provide the best value to the client. Buro Happolds structural engineers focus on the client and end user to ensure that we provide buildings of lasting value and service. We understand the constraints of challenging time schedules and can provide responsive and fast track solutions for any scale of development. We have the depth of knowledge needed to tailor our solutions to the specific context of the site and to work with the construction industry to ensure that they are buildable and cost effective. To achieve this goal, we work collaboratively to meet the needs of the clients, architects, specialist consultants, and end users. Our clients are guaranteed the strength and experience of Buro Happold channeled through specific project teams and communication. Our engineers keep in contact with clients, fellow designers and contractors on a day to day basis, listening, advising on new challenges and contributing to advancing the project at all times. When helpful we set up project teams on site to facilitate communication. We invest in state-of-the-art facilities for computer aided design, BIM modeling and object orientated design. These processes enable us to communicate with the client, the design team and the constructors. Range of Structural Engineering Areas of Expertise Our extensive global experience enables us to resolve complex construction issues and find the best value approach to projects. Our skills range from: new build, including mixed use and commercial developments conservation high-rise and iconic structures seismic conditions sustainable construction hazardous site development widespan halls and stadia temporary structures with specialized engineering knowledge

Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Al Faisaliah, Riyadh, KSA

Buro Happold

Technical Capabilities: MEP Engineering


Mechanical Engineering for successful buildings Our aim is to realize our Clients needs by providing the very best value across the wide range of factors that affect the environmental behavior of the built form. As engineers we seek to place the needs of the occupants and function of each space as an essential goal which must be achieved. As building physicists we work with the whole design team to inform the design solution. This will ensure that the building form, orientation and materials satisfy the external and internal design criteria. As MEP engineers we seek to provide integrated, efficient and elegant systems to fine tune the internal environment, while providing the appropriate degree of flexibility and future adaptability. As environmental engineers we seek to incorporate a global view of energy consumption, embodied energy and sustainability into the design. The whole of this process is an iterative one where we aim to achieve a total solution that illustrates care, value and elegance. Using Knowledge Our spectrum of knowledge encompasses mechanical and electrical systems public health lighting design environmental studies building transport systems site supervision of M & E installations energy reports and advice mechanical and electrical systems survey reports facilities management

King Abdullah Financial Center, Riyadh, KSA

Communications Our MEP engineers keep in contact with clients, architects and other designers on a day to day basis, listening, advising on challenges and contributing to problem solving technically and efficiently. We define client expectations early in the design process, and by establishing the level of performance required of the end product, we can provide advice on the appropriate procurement route.
King Abdullah Financial Center, Riyadh, KSA

Buro Happold

Technical Capabilities: Sustainable Building Design


Buro Happold has considerable experience in designing lowenergy buildings and we are recognized as one of the worlds leading consultants in the field of sustainability thinking. It was through this commitment that we were awarded the Queens Award for Sustainable Development in 2001. Environmental and Sustainable Design Facilitation Buro Happold has been participating as a sustainable design specialist on a number of projects in the US recently. As an external member of the design team, Buro Happold has been brought in to facilitate a sustainable design ideas generation process to green buildings. The elements of this service include: organizing and running design workshops to generate sustainable design ideas by all members of the design team diagramming environmental concepts for ecological planning and systems encouraging clients and designers to consider alternative ways of achieving appropriate levels of environmental comfort with minimum use of energy and water ensuring low maintenance costs designing buildings that allow flexibility of use and can be easy to adapt to new uses encouraging renewable energy sources providing buildings that will maintain their value as governments legislate in favour of green buildings reducing the energy embodied in materials in the construction process use of recycled materials and materials from renew able sources reducing waste to minimize the need for landfill sites reducing water use specifying locally sourced materials to minimize greenhouse gas emissions (CO2) and pollution arising from transportation

Brandeis University Shapiro Science Center, MA

Genzyme Headquarters, MA

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Technical Capabilities: LEED Consultancy


LEED Advisor to Design Team Buro Happold has the experience and capability to lead design teams through the LEED certification process from early conceptual advice through the calculation and documentation process. Intimate knowldedge of the rating system has been gained through our involvement in a number of LEED certified projects as primary LEED advisor. Buro Happold has knowledge of all the arenas of sustainable design which allows our staff to advise the many types members of the design team on LEED related issues. Sustainable design encompasses the disciplines of landscape design, building technology, architectural specifications, mechanical engineering, urban planning, project management, construction technology, and many more. Being the primary LEED advisor to a design team includes: running LEED workshops, assisting team members with LEED calculations, interpreting requirements and rulings, collecting LEED Letter Templates, liasing with the US Green Building Council and coordinating the project submission for LEED certification.

Le Varesine, Milan, Italy

CSOB, Prague, Czech Republic

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Technical Capabilities: Simulation Analysis


Sustainable Engineering for Successful Buildings Buro Happold is a world leader in consultancy for the built environment. With an international network of offices and a multi-disciplinary approach to problem solving, we provide appropriate, economic and environmentally sensitive solutions that are applied across all the physical realms - air, land and water - for all types of building and infrastructure projects. Simulation is a tool for innovation. MEP engineering requires advanced simulation and analysis tools to understand how high performance MEP designs will perform. Simulation allows informed collaboration between architect and engineer. Simulation allows clients to better understand the benefits of green buildings, particularly annual energy savings, daylight levels, comfort levels, and air quality.

CFD Image of Concert Hall at RPI EMPAC, Troy, NY

Various high performance MEP design strategies require simulation too fully understand their performance and annual energy savings: natural ventilation (atria, cross-ventilation, single-sided ventilation, vent stacks) radiant heating and cooling underground labyrinth air intake tubes thermal mass displacement ventilation daylight enhancement (light shelves, heliostats, advanced comfort analysis Our services for simulation and analysis include: Energy modeling (DOE2, IES) Dynamic thermal modeling (TAS, IES) Computational fluid dynamics (Flovent) Solar shading analysis (IES) Daylighting analysis (Radiance)
Wind Analysis Model of Khan Shatyry, Astana, Kazakhstan

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Technical Capabilities: Simulation Analysis


Sustainable Development Growing concern for the environment has resulted in the phrase sustainable development entering our everyday language. Urban regeneration is now at the top of environmental and social agendas, and taking environmental issues into account then planning any project is vital to: minimize the projects impact on the environment assess and demonstrate its viability comply with environmental legislation and local policies meet the aims of regional and urban development plans manage the risks associated with the development of brownfield sites meet commitments made in environmental or sustain ability policy statements improve public image, locally, nationally, and internationally enhance the quality and value of land, property, and assets Buro Happold can provide expertise in energy conservation and sustainability design. One of the pioneers in sustainable and passive engineering, the firm starts by understanding the environmental issues in their broadest sense and then develops a program that will take a building through its life cycle with the least impact on the environment. It often means using static components of a building to optimum effect, carefully considering building orientation, window design, shading and thermal mass, in many respects, seeking to emulate what happens in the natural world.

Vector Analysis at United States Institute of Peace, Washington, D.C.

CFD Analysis at Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY

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Technical Capabilities: BIM Modeling


Building Information Modeling (BIM) is increasingly requested from architects and clients as a way to manage complexity and cost throughout the life cycle of a project. Buro Happold has strong capabilities in Structural, and MEP modeling, as well as associated platforms for complex modeling and file-to-factory technologies. Additionally, Buro Happold has a commitment to the development of in-house software tools for strengthening the connections of our Structural and MEP analytical solutions to the BIM environment. Buro Happold is skilled with using BIM throughout the design process. Schematic Design models convey our design intent to the architect and client. Design Development models coordinate systems, and are used for structural and MEP analysis. And Contract Document level models are used for producing 2D contract documents and centralizing all other project information. In the future, these tightly-integrated models will provide the perfect resource for facilities managers looking to maintain and upgrade a building. Buro Happold leverages their skills in BIM to streamline the design and analysis process. Sharing BIM models with the architect and sub-consultants provides direct feedback on design changes, providing an unsurpassed level of communication. Using intelligently coordinated BIM models, Buro Happold is able to provide quick and accurate collision detection, quantity takeoffs, and volumetric and area calculations.

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston, MA

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston, MA

Our services for Building Information Modeling include: structural modeling MEP modeling file to factory systems integration

United States Institute of Peace, Washington, DC

Technical Capabilities: Fire & Life Safety Engineering


Fire Safety Engineering The Complete Picture Buildings are designed for enjoyable use and occupation. It is therefore important that they can be used and occupied in safety and that property and contents are suitably protected. As such, appropriate fire safety design and management form vital parts of the design, construction, operation and maintenance of modern buildings. In developing the fire strategy for a given building, the Fire Engineering team will adopt the most efficient and cost-effective mix of prescription and engineering with respect to: Means of egress Fire resistant compartmentation & external fire spread Structural fire resistance Fire safety systems including fire alarm & detection, suppression systems, emergency lighting, escape signage, q hydrants & standpipes Access and facilities for the Fire Department Smoke control design The application of advanced fire engineering technologies is often required for complex building types. Buro Happolds fire engineering skills have been developed over a 25 year period, this has provided our engineers with the experience to adopt advanced modeling capabilities such as; Fire and smoke modeling By using Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), it is possible to understand how fire and smoke is likely to spread and flow through a space in order to develop an effective fire and smoke control strategy that removes the need for traditional compartmentation. Evacuation modeling This can be used to demonstrate that occupants are able to evacuate a fire affected zone in a timely and safe manner. Modeling is particularly important where there are large numbers of people or where people are unfamiliar with their surroundings, evacuation routes, and procedures. Structural response modeling By using techniques such as finite element analysis, it is possible to predict the performance of structures under fire conditions. This can be used to establish the appropriate standard of safety, and to derive the most cost-effective balance between the inherent fire resistance of the structure and the amount of passive fire protection that is required.
Smoke Modeling within the main Grandstand at Ascot Racecourse, UK Evacuation model of Buro Happolds Head office, Bath UK

Smoke Modeling within the atrium of Tameer Towers, Abu Dhabi, UAE

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Technical Capabilities: Faade Engineering


Buro Happold faades engineering progresses the performance of building faades both for the varied activities of the occupants and also for environmental gain. To do this, we have gathered a select group of faade experts. Their talents span knowledge of materials and technologies through to practical design skills which provide workable, cost effective and lasting solutions. By understanding the key structural and functional features our pragmatic solution for the faades enhances the total building environment. Team Performers We place great emphasis on working collaboratively with clients and other professionals engaged on the project to achieve a superb result, either by providing stand-alone consultancy or contributing to the project as a team member. Sharing knowledge and exchanging ideas, we work with contractors and specialist suppliers to provide faades design solutions, and to monitor installation and performance. We offer professional consultancy services in: Full faades design and engineering Faades upgrade strategies Faades audit and value engineering Cost/benefit analysis Life cycle assessment Feasibility studies and procurement strategies Preliminary and schematic design System design Thermal performance and condensation risk appraisal Product design and development Stress analysis Testing and management Structural faades components Diagnostics, inspection and remedial analysis Comprehensive materials science Commercial Acumen Buro Happold faades engineering offers highly customized services, combining strong technical skills with a firm grasp of the commercial factors surrounding a projects execution. The group provides cost-effective design solutions for building envelopes, making efficient use of materials and energy.

Doha International Airport, Doha, Qatar

Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Buro Happold

Technical Capabilities: Lighting


Lighting for People Lighting is part of the ergonomic fabric of the built environment. As lighting designers, we respond to the visual needs of people in their environments. We invest time to interpret how space will be moved through and inhabited, and how lighting can enhance this experience. Quality and Effectiveness As a member of the design team from the early programming stages, we can inform and rationalize building geometry, massing and orientation, creating a lighting strategy truly integral to the architecture. Through later design stages we refine fundamental lighting drivers and cement them through solid specification. At project commissioning we ensure these drivers are materialized and that each lighting detail effectively contributes to the buildings ultimate persona. Holistic Design Our backgrounds in both architecture and engineering give us the opportunity to provide a complete, integrated daylight and electric lighting service for complex projects where creative design is balanced with technical acumen. As part of a multidisciplinary office, we collaborate closely with the mechanical, electrical, faade, security, A/V, IT and sustainability teams to create efficient harmonized building systems. Happold Lighting offers a full range of lighting design services including: Interior Lighting Design Exterior Lighting Design Lighting Masterplanning Custom Luminaire Design Dynamic Lighting Installations Daylight Consulting for Building Massing Daylight Consulting for Interiors Lighting for Art Conservation Integrated Lighting Controls Design

Abu Dhabi Media Zone, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Sperone Westwater Gallery, NY

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Relevant Project Experience

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World One Mumbai, India


World One is a world-class mixed-use urban development in central Mumbai. The site is approximately on a 17 acre lot and is currently planned to contain up to 280,000sm of residential, 96,000sm of parking as well as retail and office space. The World One site is located in the Lower Parel in an area of reclaimed land between the original islands of Worli and Parel. The development site straddles Senapati Bapat Marg in the area of former textile mills east of the Worli neighborhood and west of the Western Railway. This central location affords views to the Arabian Sea and easy access north and south to other business and cultural districts of Mumbai.

Key project information Client Architect Project value Dates Lodha Pei Cobb Freed and Partners $450M Completion expected in 2014

Services provided by Buro Happold MEP engineering

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Tongshan Street Pudong, Shanghai, China

Tongshan Street is a prestigious project within the Pudong Huangpu River Complex Development Area which comprises a series of highrise buildings for commercial, hotel, residential and retail use. It is a new build 175,000m2 development close to the centre of Shanghai including 8 residential towers providing 700 luxury apartments, and 1 iconic hotel and serviced apartments tower. The project is being designed to meet achieve a LEED Platinum rating. Key project information Client Architect Project value Dates Vanke Real Estate Company Pelli Clarke Pelli RMB1.2 billion Ongoing

Services provided by Buro Happold MEP, Sustainability Consultancy/LEED, Facade Engineering, Traffic Engineering and Structural Engineering
Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects

Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects

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National Library of Singapore Singapore


The new National Library building will serve as an enduring civic institution with a distinct character, reflecting Singapores multicultural heritage. It is intended to function as an open, hospitable and conducive research and learning environment. The new National Library building consists of two blocks that are separated by a day lit internal street and connected by bridges at the upper levels. The larger block contains the archive and overlooks the open-to-the-sky, naturally ventilated civic plaza. By bifurcating the large volume of the building, the library is more visually accessible and inviting to the user, motivating people to use the public spaces for civic activities and leisure. Key project information Client Architect Project value Dates National Library Board, Singapore TR Hamzah & Yeang 73M Completed in 2005

Services provided by Buro Happold MEP engineering, structural engineering

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King Abdullah Financial District Riyadh, Saudi Arabia


The King Abdullah Financial District is a new development being undertaken by the Rayadah Investment Corporation on behalf of the Pension Authority of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and involves the construction of a new financial center for the City of Riyadh. The district includes over one hundred parcels, a new monorail system as well as numerous civic and infrastructure projects. Buro Happold was responsible for the master plan of the district in collaboration with Henning Larsen, out of Copenhagen. Buro Happold is now involved in the further development of several of the initial parcels being developed, including over two million square feet of mixed use, spread over three parcels with residential / office towers, ranging from five to thirty stories. Buro Happold is acting as the lead consultant, along with FXFowle Architects and consultants spread across several countries. Each parcel includes four levels of below grade parking, a podium with retail and office and mixed use towers and is bordered along one edge by a continuous, Wadi greenway. All parcels being undertaken by Buro Happold are fast track from Concept Design to completed Construction Documents in ten months. Key project information Client Architect Project value Dates SBG FXFowle Architects Confidential 2008 - Present

Services provided by Buro Happold Structural Engineering, MEP Engineering, Project Management, Fire Engineering, Civil Engineering, Faade Engineering, Sustainability Consulting, Security / IT, Architectural Lighting, Computation of Simulation Analysis (CoSA), Ground Engineering

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Landmark Tower Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates


The Landmark Tower is a major high-rise development located at the intersection of the Corniche Road and Khaled bin Al Waleed Street in Abu Dhabi. The design proposals represent an iconic and yet highly effective and economic design befitting the prominence of the site. The tower will have an approximate height of 1017 ft over 61 stories, and a total gross internal floor area will be approximately 2,050,00sf with 1,000,000sf of leasable space. The residential accommodation will comprise a blend of one-to four-bedroom apartments and four penthouse apartments, designed to reflect the quality of the building and its architecture. In addition there will be a health club with swimming pool, 30,000sf of restaurants, 50,000sf of offices, 20,000sf of retail space and parking for 600 cars. The office space will provide maximum flexibility to meet the demands of the market.

Key project information Client Architect Project value Dates Confidential Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects Confidential Under construction Completion expected in 2011

Services provided by Buro Happold Structural engineering, civil engineering, geotechnical engineering, MEP engineering, fire engineering, security, building management systems, security consulting, IT consulting

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Tameer Towers Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates


Located on Reem Island, the Tameer Towers development consists of six high-rise towers located above a 10-story podium. The tallest of these is a 300m high commercial tower housing the largest commercial entrance atrium in the world (15 stories in height). The commercial tower will provide world-class office accommodation for the region and forms the central focal point for the Shams development. Residential accommodation within the development is provided in the form of two 60-story and two 40-story towers as well as luxury elevated town houses on a stepped terrace overlooking the canal and central park. A seven-star luxury business hotel is also included within the scheme combining a full height atrium with large restaurants at the top and bottom. These open onto the atrium, offering spectacular views over Reem Island and the coast of Abu Dhabi. The overall intent is for the commercial tower to provide a unique signature building as the focal point of the whole development. The predominant feature is the diamond module of the exterior structure in the form of a gridshell. The gridshell extends to the level of the top of the plant room. The base of the building is divided into two sections that land on the ground either side of the canal, creating an Atrium space approximately 15 stories high. Buro Happold is providing fire engineering on the entire development. Work involved complex smoke modeling of both the commercial and hotel atria, people flow modeling in the high-rise commercial tower and the development of a bespoke fire fighting strategy. The unique design of the tower legs that fall either side of the canal will mean the fire service must transfer between lift groups to reach the topmost levels of the buildings. This is undertaken on a dedicated transfer floor, one of the first of this type in the region. Key project information Client Architect Project value Dates Tameer Holdings Gensler $992M Completion expected in 2011

Gensler

Services provided by Buro Happold Structural engineering, fire engineering design and risk assessment (FEDRA), facade engineering
Gensler

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Torre Iberdrola Bilbao, Spain


The commercial office tower in Bilbao, Spain is approximately 40,000 m2. The upper floors will be the headquarters for Iberdrola energy company, and the middle floors will be speculative office development. There are 3 stories of underground parking. The project has integrated many sustainable design strategies including a double-skin faade with high performance glazing and dynamic blinds integrated with the BMS for solar control, an energy loop with heat recovery and a comprehensive grey water and rainwater reuse system resulting in 45% water savings. In addition the design allows for retaining and filtering the majority of stormwater runoff, there will be extensive metering of energy systems and the building will be powered by 100% green electricity. Torre Iberdrola is pursuing LEED CS certification and has been awarded Platinum Pre-certification by the USGBC in October, 2007.

Key project information Client Architect Project value Dates Iberdrola Pelli Clarke Pelli / Ortiz Leon Confidential Completion expected in 2011

Services provided by Buro Happold Structural engineering, MEP engineering, sustainability engineering, LEED consulting, faade engineering consulting services

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Lotte Super Tower Seoul, Korea


Buro Happold provided environmental design consulting services for the Lotte SuperTower project since the earliest stages of conceptual design through detail design documents. The project was won through an international design competition by the SOM and Buro Happold design team, and the project has evolved to a 550 meter tower in the center of Seoul, Korea. Environmental strategies for the project include displacement ventilation in the office floors, radiant heating and cooling, mixed-mode natural ventilation in the lobby areas, and ice storage chillers. Green materials and finishes also add a feeling of environmental design while maintaining the elegance of a world-class skyscraper. The project team is considering LEED certification and is on track for a Silver level rating. Key project information Client Architect Project value Dates Lotte Corp. SOM $ 500M Completion expected in 2010

Services provided by Buro Happold Sustainability consulting, advanced simulation

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GWQ Tower Brentford, UK


The GWQ Tower project comprises the design development of a 27-storey residential tower incorporating a complex and sophisticated double skin facade. The tower is the signature building on a very large development comprising new build and refurbishment, known as the Great Western Quarter (GWQ), which is situated adjacent to the M4 motorway. Buro Happolds Services group has been involved in the tower project since the concept design phase (RIBA Stage C), where we bid competitively to provide strategic advice and design input in the evolving phases of the design progress. We were not the cheapest bid but were awarded the work on the recommendation of the architects Assael, because of our good performance on a previous project with them. The cavity of the double skin facade on the tower (described as the winter garden) is not defined as habitable space and will comprise a mediating space between the external and internal environment, providing optimum ventilation and acoustic separation, creating comfortable and high quality apartments in a noisy environment. The plan of the tower is egg-shaped, with faceted units that create the curvature. This shape has been specially designed to offer maximum shading from the sun in the areas where it is most needed, as well as provide the biggest winter gardens where the views are best. Buro Happold was able to bring its broad knowledge of cladding systems, modelling abilities and M&E to support the architect in developing their sophisticated concept and enable the client to feel comfortable in taking forward a scheme whose aspirations go far beyond their usual remit.

Key Project Information Client Architect Barratt West London Assael Architects

Services Provided by Buro Happold Building Services Engineering, Facade Engineering, CoSA

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Kingdom Trade Center Riyadh, Saudi Arabia


The Kingdom Center is a 296m high, distinctively sculptural tower with associated 3-level Podium buildings. once completed, this project is expected to be the tallest building in Saudi Arabia. The Tower accommodates a 220 room hotel, 22 residential apartment suites, 44 residential apartments and 15,000sq-m of office space. An additional 57,000sq-m of retail space and a 4,400sq-m wedding and banquet hall are incorporated into the Podium buildings. The building envelope is separated into three main cladding zones: The Podium buildings (0 - 25.2m), the Tower (25.2 - 179m) and the Sculpture (179 - 296m). This concrete construction Tower has an oval floor plate, with a height of 179m. Above this level, the Sculpture is steel framed, and supports an observation bridge on top. The Podium incorporates stone cladding and 10 different types of glass cladding systems. The Tower portion is a unitised glazed curtain wall, and the Sculpture is clad with an open jointed aluminium rainscreen system. The total surface area of the cladding is approximately 70,000sq-m.

Key project information Client Architect Project value Dates Kingdom Holding Company Ellerbe Becket / Omrania & Associates $300M Completed in 2001

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Abu Dhabi Investment Authority Abu Dhabi, UAE


The construction of this prestigious 37-storey high-rise headquarters office tower in Abu Dhabi, built for a large Middle East-based company, provided a high profile showcase for Buro Happolds integrated, multi-disciplinary skills. The stunning design, incorporating a stylish twin wall glass facade and dual curved office wings, complete with central atrium, was immediately hailed as an engineering and design success. After originally constructing a 33-floor tower we added a further four more floors to the office and increased the building services capabilities. Careful attention was given to modifying the external landscape to accommodate the additional people and car parking - Adia can now cater for a population of 2,000 with 800 parking spaces. The 200m-high structure is in a premier city center location and includes restaurant, gym and swimming pool facilities for employees. Infrastructure innovations include a link from the car park to the underground train system. Notable features include a 180m high atrium wall and a 30m cantilevered steel grillage canopy. Key project information Client Architect Dates Abu Dhabi Investment Authority Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates Completed in 2005

Services provided by Buro Happold Building services engineering, structural engineering, cost consultancy, project management, ground engineering, civil engineering, fire engineering

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Al Faisaliah Tower Riyadh, Saudi Arabia


The massive 2,450,000 sf mixed-use Al Faisaliah development in Riyadh is one of the most striking buildings in the Middle East. Its landmark office tower rises 886 ft over the city, soaring to a tapered point in one smooth giant arc. At its pinnacle the tower narrows to a brightly lit lantern topped with a decorative stainless steel finial. The complex contains 30 floors of office space, a five-star hotel with 224 bedrooms, residential accommodation, a shopping centre with 120 stores, a banqueting/exhibition hall for 4,000 guests, two levels of underground car parking for 1,700 cars and the highest restaurant in the Kingdom. At ground level of the office tower, a five-storey lobby with a petal roof links the hotel to the apartments and shopping mall. The lobby features a spectacular coloured glass wall which is the largest artwork of its kind ever created. The wall design is intended to reflect the natural environment of Saudi Arabia. The harsh climate in Riyadh presented a major challenge for Buro Happolds engineers. In particular there was a sharp focus on energy conservation. Our design makes extensive use of passive energy control methods: a combination of carefully chosen glass in the facade, various external shading systems and an air-conditioning plant which uses ice in the cooling process serves to minimise the amount of energy drawn from the supply grid. A Building Management System (BMS) controls all engineering processes, monitoring and adjusting individual elements to enhance operating efficiency and living conditions. All these design elements have meant that the building has a high level of performance and is considerably cheaper to run than similar large developments in the Kingdom. Key project information Client Architect Project value Dates King Faisal Foundation Foster + Partners Confidential Completed in May 2000

Services provided by Buro Happold Structural engineering, building services engineering, civil engineering, quantity surveying, project management

RWE Tower Essen, Germany

The RWE Building in Essen is a 162m tall tower, comprising a 120m tall main building of 29 storeys and an additional 35m aerial. The building was designed with a cylindrical plan, to allow the maximisation of natural ventilation and light to all internal spaces, while minimising the outer surface to consume the least energy. A double-skin facade concept was adopted primarily for building physics considerations to work with a mixed-mode environmental strategy, as well as to give a look of transparency. The construction of the double-skin wall comprises an inner double-glazed facade, consisting of floor-toceiling height aluminium framed windows which are openable. The ventilation concept for the wall relies on mechanically controlling the passage of external air through air inlets, which are located on each floor level and exhausted through air outlets, which are similarly located on the floor zone above. These inlets/outlets take the form of what the designers termed fish mouths. These were designed to prevent the passage of driven rain into the cavity, while at the same time providing sufficient ventilation. Additionally, these had to restrict the passage of sound in a vertical direction. The energy consumed by the building is estimated to be some 3035% less than for an equivalent conventional building which utilises a double-glazed single-skin facade. With such a highly transparent facade, acrophobia problems were predicted. But it has been reported that despite the absence of a handrail in the design, the depth of the facade eliminates the risk of such problems for occupants. Key project information Client Architect Project value Dates RWE AG & Ruhr Kohl AG Ingenhoven Overdiek Kahlen & Partner $60M 1991 - 1996

Services provided by Buro Happold Structural engineering, building services engineering, environmental engineering, facade engineering.

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West India Quay London, UK


West India Quay is a 33 storey fully glazed tower directly opposite Canary Wharf in London. The building has a dual usage, with a 6 storey rear podium block and the lower 11 stories of the tower being a hotel, and the upper storeys of the tower being premium residential space, with double height penthouses at the top. The feature curved glazed facade faces due south, so there are considerable thermal control issues. In addition the Docklands light railway passes very close, and wraps around two sides of the building, so there are also demanding acoustic control issues to be addressed in the glazing, and room-to-room acoustic insulation, resulting in the use of double glazed units with both skins of 66.2 Acoustic laminate glass in the worst affected areas. The design solution was for an externally capped, unitised glazed curtain wall, with large feature stainless steel bull-nose pressings to provide a strong horizontal emphasis and a degree of shading. The upper penthouses have double height units spanning two floor levels. The lower hotel elevations are treated differently and solid panels have terracotta infill, though still in the same unitised curtain wall construction.

Key project information Client Architect Project Value Dates Gleeds Management Services HOK Architects $100M Completed in 2003

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