The Ramboll Group's new headquarters building in Copenhagen reflects the company's commitment to innovative sustainable design. Its bespoke single- and double-skinned glazing system was designed by Ramboll's façade engineering team.
For a new mixed use building on Oxford Street in central London, our façade engineers devised a series of specialised solutions to achieve the challenging architectural design. The building's double-curved façade is composed of an articulated 3D glass skin. In addition, to maximise the area available to let the eight-storey structure features a curved glazed roof space that uses technology new to the UK.The main body of the building is clad in a double-curved facade, constructed using a unitised cladding system. To accommodate the curvature, the glazing is faceted vertically and horizontally — an engineered solution that made the design buildable. For the street elevations, fritted glass artist-design panels are organised in vertical strips, alternating with metallic-finish ribs. To meet e ...
Cleveland Clinic is the future of healthcare in the Middle East region This 7 star, state-of-the-art, 22-storey facility promises to set the benchmark in this sector for years to come. In the UAE, such a beacon of progress deserves to be eye catching.
A high-end residential tower sitting in a prominent position on the Jeddah cornice
We were commissioned to work on part of this multi-building development — David Chipperfield's first residential design for the UK — on the upper slopes of Hampstead Heath. Three new pavillions have been built in the grounds of Athlone House, formerly used as a hospital. Ranging from three to four storeys in height, each houses a number of luxury flats, with car parking and leisure facilities at basement level across the entire site.Our foundation design addresses the steep slope of the site. A sheet-piled wall was sunk to alleviate loads on the foundation structure. Elsewhere the slope has been used to advantage with the construction of a new ha-ha.The design of the pavillion façades addresses security as well as aesthetics. Made of precast concrete and stone with ...
Extreme conditions plague the unusual triform shaped roof of the Ferrari World theme park on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi. The ‘Rosso Corse’ coloured roof material, resembling a red Ferrari, had to maintain its colour while enduring UV exposure, pollution, salt from sea air and little rain to clean the surface, as well as being lightweight...
We (as Art Andersen & Copenhagen) assisted C.F. Møller Architects with developing a range of different dynamic solar screening concepts for Mærsk Tårnet, a 17 story high-rise in the middle of Copenhagen.
A multi-unit residential development in Croydon incorporating an iconic 44-storey tower and a new public town square, this highly sustainable urban complex incorporates Ramboll designed building services throughout.
The National Opera House (Nytt Operahus) located in the harbour area of Bjørvika, Oslo, has meant a tremendous boost for culture in Norway. The opera house was completed in 2007, opened in April 2008, and has won the culture award at the World Architecture Festival in October 2008.
We are providing structural, infrastructure and building services engineering design for a new motorway services area on the M40 at Beaconsfield. The development incudes a petrol station, an amenities building and overnight accommodation.The site covers 6.4 hectares and is located in an environmentally sensitive area. It is surrounded by ancient woodland and near various significant structures, including a Roman road and a Scheduled Ancient Monument. In designing the infrastructure for the project, care has been taken to protect and enhance these features.The project is intended to represent the future of motorway services: providing quality amenities and high levels of comfort, and embracing the requirements of sustainable development.The amenity buildi ...
In Uppsala, Vasakronan is building Sweden’s largest wooden office building, Magasin X, with a frame built entirely of wood. The building’s wooden frame will be visible to passers-by through its glass façade
Using our unwavering passion for design, the Vanke Pavilion façade that comprised hundreds of ceramic tiles to create this uniquely shaped building, was engineered using advanced coding techniques to deliver simplified construction of a complex structure.
The vision for Ramboll’s Head Office is to become a holistic and sustainable reference project. Therefore the Head Office project group in close co-operation with Ramboll's most experienced specialist in the field of sustainability implemented as many sustainable solutions in the project as possible.
As our cities continue to grow in both size and density, so does the problem of traffic noise. So much that WHO categorizes noise as the second-worst environmental problem that harms human health, surpassed only by air pollution from ultrafine particles. And traffic noise is the worst culprit of all.
The outer and inner parts of the House of Music in Aalborg play very well together both in terms of architecture and construction. With its raw concrete appearance and high standards in terms of acoustics, the building contributes to the cultural development of the city and creates opportunities for attracting international artists.
Multidisciplinary award-winning project. Ramboll completed the Shining Towers project in 2012. The project comprises two towers of 33 and 42 storeys respectively, and won the GCC tower of the year at the 2010 Construction Week awards.
‘Unlocking the Rylands’ scheme sees major refurbishment to John Rylands Library, Manchester, with a new five-storey extension and conservation work to existing Grade I listed building.
Slanted at 6 degrees from the vertical, The Pad’s design is based on the iPod. Billed as the world’s first ‘cybertecture’ building, with its design inspired by the Apple iPod, The Pad is a twenty-three storey residential development in Dubai’s Business Bay.
Fitzroy place is the most significant new development in Fitzrovia in over 50 years. This mixed use scheme includes almost 300 homes in three in situ concrete framed buildings, as well as 210,000 sq. ft. of offices and 21,000 sq. ft. of restaurants and shops in two steel framed buildings, encompassing some of the most desirable residences and commercial premises in London.
A major multi-phased residential and retail development revitalising Canning Town. Constrained by major roads and properties and up to 21 storeys high, the 650 unit award-winning scheme presented numerous engineering challenges requiring creative and innovative solutions.
Reopened in May 2018 by David Attenborough, Temperate House is a magnificent Victorian glasshouse in the heart of Kew Gardens. A five year restoration project has repaired and updated the building ready for today's visitors and tomorrow’s needs.
Home to the world’s richest horse race, this magnificent venue is also the world’s largest racecourse. With only three years from its announcement to the first meeting, the $1bn Meydan is a testament to the efficiency of the Middle East’s construction industry.
Samawah, the capital city of Muthanna with a population of 250,000, lies 280 km south of Baghdad situated within the Japanese sector of the Multi-National Force in Iraq. As part of Japan’s governmental reconstruction efforts, their emergency aid program financed total construction of the 60 MW power station for the cost of USD 110m for the people of Iraq. Ramboll was proud to provide the civil works turnkey contract for design and supply services for the Samawah power station.
Ouagadougou would seem like any normal African capital, over-populated and under-serviced by infrastructure, if not for the Sonabel power station phase 1. Contributing to bolster much needed electricity for a sprawling city, the project improved welfare and development of many ordinary Burkinabes. Ramboll provided the civil turnkey contract for design, supply and erection services.
A five tower office complex surrounding a central plaza in the world’s first maritime business centre. The first ever purpose-built maritime center in the world, Dubai maritime city, will serve as an international hub for maritime business.
This Zaha Hadid design has tested our engineers’ skills unlike any other. In the constant search for original designs that truly push the limits, many building projects in the Middle East are in fact driving innovation in engineering design.
The BBC has developed a new broadcasting complex consisting of two new, linked buildings and a refurbished Broadcasting House. The project has been constructed in two phases...
Award winning development covering 25 sq km contains a Formula 1 track, hotels and a retail centre. Ramboll developed a flexible approach to engineering so we could meet the programme challenges. Our early involvement with the theme park focused on the schematic design of its 90,000 sqm roof.
We are working closely with the architect on a greenfield development on Montenegro’s Adriatic coast, south west of Sutomore, creating a 3D digital model to determine the optimum roof forms. Ramboll is providing masterplanning, structural, building services, façade, acoustic, geotechnical and marine engineering services for the project, which includes detached housing, apartments, a spa with hotel, restaurants, retail areas and associated infrastructure.The site is fringed with heavily wooded slopes to the west and south, with a grassy plateau in the central area. A steep rocky peninsula forms its southern tip. The area is seismically active and the ground conditions are being assessed further for the detailed geotechnical design. The buildings are concrete frame with pad found ...
The new Hepworth Wakefield gallery is the focal point of regeneration on the River Calder waterfront, formerly the site of a huddle of low mill buildings. It houses a collection of sculpture by local-born artist Barbara Hepworth alongside the works of other prominent artists, and is one of the largest art galleries yet built outside London.
The much loved Victorian pleasure pier at Hastings has risen like a phoenix following decades of abuse, thanks to a group of local people and funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund. Ramboll played a key role in the restoration and regeneration of Hastings Pier, offering strategic advice to both the Pier Trust and Hastings Borough Council.
Harpa Concert and Conference Center has been hailed as a symbol of Iceland’s economic dynamism and has since it opened in 2011 hosted a range of world-class congresses and concerts. The concert and conference center is part of a larger master plan for the area around Reykjavik’s harbour, intended to attract tourists and artists. But the building is more than merely beautiful; however, it is also CO2-neutral, obtaining its energy from Iceland’s geothermal resources.
Officially opened on 17th June 2016 the new Tate Modern extension later named the Blavatnik building is an iconic world-class addition to London’s skyline. Enabling new ways to display Tate's collection, the new building has been instrumental to Tate Modern's recent success, as it topped the polls as the UK's most visited attraction in 2018.
An exciting new residential regeneration site located within the heart of Manchester. The three individually designed 12-15 storey buildings, set around a landscaped and vibrant square, comprises 351 apartments. Beneath the development lies the deepest basement in Manchester, providing four storeys of car parking facilities and plant space.
The 43 hectare CityLife development occupies the site of Milan’s former fairground and exhibition site (Fiera Campionaria). Its combination of residences, offices, retail space and public facilities are arrayed around a large park — Europe’s biggest privately funded park development. We worked in collaboration with J&A Consultants on technical reviews of the architects’ schemes. Our combined refinements and suggestions produced savings sufficient to cover our fees five times over.
A Soviet-era tower block has been demolished to make way for a 23-storey five-star hotel and 14-storey apartment building linked by a two-storey podium in the historic port city of Batumi on the Black Sea coast of Georgia. We are providing a one-stop design and project management service for this fast-track development. Architect RTKL is acting as a sub-consultant to Ramboll. The design is contemporary but influenced by traditional Georgia. Features include an old-town style boulevard of two-storey shops and restaurants that runs along the seafront and through the new complex. Lawns and gardens cover the top of the podium to create an energy efficient green roof. Solar panels have also been installed on the podium and on the roof.
Marina Mall is a 180,000 sqm retail and leisure facility in the Lusail development on the east coast of Qatar. The mall includes over 70,000 sqm leasable retail over three main levels, as well as a hypermarket within the basement. It will also house cinemas, family entertainment centre, restaurants with terraces overlooking the marina and spa facilities.
Landmark commercial building at the gateway to Paradise development, Birmingham.
The new Paddington station serves the new Elizabeth line railway (formerly known as Crossrail) which increases capacity at this major London interchange and across the network by 200m passengers a year. The Ramboll team played an integral role in the design and delivery of the entrance canopy, façades, cladding, conservation and public realm, working extensively with stakeholders to overcome the highly complex challenges of this landmark station.
Custom House Station is one of the 10 new stations in London for the Elizabeth line that was opened on the 24 May 2022. It is the only above-ground station on the line, which is positioned on a tightly constrained site. The new station is predominantly constructed in pre-cast concrete elements, where Ramboll supported the design in enhancing its buildability and project managed the contractor's design team, overseeing 12 separate design disciplines.
A landmark enclosed bio-dome ecosystem housing some 3,000 plants and animals invites visitors to discover the wonders of a tropical rainforest.
Ramboll was lead engineer for Cobham Motorway Service Area, a 20ha development on an environmentally sensitive greenfield site.
The Khalifa University Extension Phase 1 Project will add an additional area of 120,000 sqm to the existing 34,500 sqm of the current campus. Ramboll provided multidisciplinary services for extension.
The largest maximum security prison in Denmark is located on the island of Falster. The prison has capacity for 250 inmates and is the most secure facility in Denmark.
Paradise is described as the most important development Birmingham has seen in a generation. The project will deliver ten new buildings and three public squares, creating a vibrant mix of commercial, residential, leisure and hotel spaces.
Will become one of Abu Dhabi’s most iconic and vibrant residential communities. The team were challenged to construct a development that excels in liveability, cost-efficiency and simultaneously corresponds to the Estidama sustainability initiative. The first phase comprises of 13 different buildings ranging from mid to 24 storey high rise and a built-up area of circa 390,000 sqm
The building with the eye-catching Maersk Tower is in many ways a research building beyond the usual. Requirements for flexibility and security have resulted in innovative solutions.
The world leader in the offshore wind industry, Vestas was looking to create an R&D facility to prototype and test its new wind turbine design. With 80m long blades, the V164 turbine is a huge leap in wind technology. Each turbine is set to generate...
Named after the world famous scientist and 1922 Nobel prize winner, the Niels Bohr Building will be a world leading research and teaching facility. The building is designed to embrace collaboration and knowledge sharing whilst encompassing some of the most advanced facilities with state of the engineering support e.g. vibrations, air quality and flow, electromagnetic shielding, clean rooms etc. NBB will become a vibrant hotspot for natural sciences to attract internationally acclaimed scientists.