Aerial photo of the Santos Valongo Waterfront Redevelopment

Regenerating waterfronts

Helping a Brazilian waterfront city develop tourism and business opportunities.

Santos Valongo waterfront regeneration



  • 20Jul 2015

    São Paulo will launch guide to PPPs

    The São Paulo state government was selected to receive resources from the Prosperity Fund, a UK programme aimed at contributing to the development of the economy in developing countries. The £216,000 prize will finance the development of the SP Infra project, a guide on the best international practices of hiring and managing large infrastructure projects, particularly through public-private partnerships (PPPs).

  • 15Jun 2015

    Arup report anticipates the future of manufacturing

    The report examines how the introduction of new technologies such as 3D printing, self-cleaning and self-healing materials, human-robot collaboration will lead to faster, more efficient and environmentally friendly production.

  • 21Mar 2014

    First LEED building for the Rio 2016 Olympics

    The Main Press Center (MPC) of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games has received LEED Silver precertification, becoming the first building of the event to obtain such rating. Arup was responsible for providing the sustainable design and construction consultancy that enabled the building to be awarded the sustainability precertification, granted by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).

  • 19Mar 2014

    Foz do Iguaçu riverside revitalisation begins

    The riverside revitalisation project, called Beira Foz, located in Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil, will focus on the 21km between the Itaipu power plant, in the Paraná River, and the Iguaçu National Park. Arup is working in partnership with Usina Hidroelétrica Itaipu Binacional, the second biggest hydroelectric power station in the world, and with the Tourism Department of Foz do Iguaçu, on the development of an integrated urban strategy for the riverside area of the city. The masterplan will include the creation of new public squares and parks.