A building’s envelope is the final realisation of the design, and a central factor in how effective it is as an environment for work or leisure. The envelope is the building’s outer skin and its connection to the city – it must make sense in both roles at once. Arup has decades of experience designing building envelopes that set new standards.

When we design building envelopes and façades our aim is to reduce energy consumption and create a comfortable, healthy, secure and safe environment, while at the same time meeting the architectural and aesthetic requirements of the project. Our team develop efficient combinations of insulation, heating and shading on our projects. By designing elements for reuse and efficient maintenance, we can produce more sustainable designs with extended lifespans. 


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