Madrid is the major financial centre of the Iberian Peninsula and plays a major role in both the banking and industrial sectors. It has traditionally been the hub between different areas of Spain and is therefore connected to all major Spanish cities by train, road or air.
Following the completion of a number of major projects in 1992, including the Thyssen Museum in Madrid, Arup established a permanent presence in Spain in 1993. Since then, Arup has grown to include more than 140 qualified engineers and staff, working throughout all Spanish regions.
Our most important projects include Metropol Parasol in Seville; La Alhóndiga Cultural Centre in Bilbao; the Expo Zaragoza Bridge, which provided a crossing and galleries for the Expo 2008; Campus Iberdrola, a reference in sustainability in business innovation centres and Santander Waterfront, a masterplanning project where both public and private initiatives have been sucessfully coordinated.
Our recent projects include Health & Wellness Precinct Doha, a state-of-the-art stadium and host venue for the 2022 FIFA World Cup™; MEDA-MOS II, a project to boost motorways of the sea between Middle East and the Maghreb and Madrid+Natural, a series of guidelines to tackle climate change based on multiple local solutions.
Our clients include both the public and private sectors for civil, industrial and building projects. We have delivered a wide range of project types from shopping centers and office design to building upgrades and structural audits, and we have also provided technical advisory services to investment banks and financial institutions in relation to publicly funded projects, public private partnerships (PPP), and private finance initiatives (PFI).
Adapted to the Spanish market, codes and environment, our projects are based on a holistic design vision which addresses environmental aspects, efficient use of natural resources and energy, and social implications in addition to the economic impact.