Helping a Brazilian waterfront city develop tourism and business opportunities.
Sustainable urban growth planning with unique waste management.
Working to develop tourism and economic opportunities for a Brazilian waterfront city.
Gregory Hodkinson will become Global Chairman of the Arup Group from 1 April 2014 when the present Chairman completes his five-year term.
Barranquilla is a major Colombian port and industrial hub located along the Caribbean coast. The Prosperity Fund of the Government of the United Kingdom (Prosperity Fund) is partly financing this effort to revitalise the historic downtown. FINDETER (La Financiera del Desarrollo Teritorial), the Colombian development agency, is also financing and managing this effort for the Prosperity Fund, and is overseeing our work. Our technical advice and expertise will be used to assist the masterplan with its focus on revitalising and re-energising the economic and social environment.
For both venues, Arup has teamed up with local Brazilian design firms. For the OTC, which is the largest sports venue of the Games and comprises of four sports halls, Arup is working with RioMais, the private group that won the concession to develop the main Olympic site in Rio. Arup will provide the SMEP (structural, mechanical, electrical and plumbing) engineering as well as sustainability consulting services.
The move marks a significant expansion for the global design engineering firm as a series of project wins in Brazil and across Latin America has prompted the group to upgrade its presence from project offices to permanent facilities.
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