Arup is the creative force at the heart of many of the world’s most prominent projects in the built environment and across industry. We offer a broad range of professional services that combine to make a real difference to our clients and the communities in which we work.
We are truly global. Working in more than 140 countries, the firm’s designers, engineers, architects, planners, consultants and technical specialists work with our clients on innovative projects of the highest quality and impact.
Founded in 1946 with an enduring set of values, our unique trust ownership fosters a distinctive culture and an intellectual independence that encourages collaborative working. This is reflected in everything we do, allowing us to develop meaningful ideas, help shape agendas and deliver results that frequently surpass the expectations of our clients.
The people at Arup are driven to find a better way and to deliver better solutions for our clients. We shape a better world.
We designed the bridge works including main bridge and long stretching viaduct, with minimal disturbance to the habitat of the endangered Chinese white dolphin.
Amp's technical expertise and design innovation shines in the innovative seismic protection system that satisfies the three local codes the bridge runs through. Called an innovative frictional pendulum bearing, it absorbs the seismic energy in every bearing connection thus isolating the seismic action from the foundation.
The design process was a challenge given the heavy presence of Chinese white dolphins and the requirement that water blockage cannot exceed 10%. Thus, buried pile caps are used as far as possible, which anticipated the decision to pre-fabricate a large proportion of piers, and the approach viaducts. This way, constrnction is a flexible procedure that works around the surrounding maritime traffic, and makes the fast-track construction programme feasible.
Arup provided bridge engineering, civil engineering, geotechnics, seismic design and marine engineering consultancy services for the project.
The 392.5m tall China Resources Headquarters sits at the heart of Shenzhen Bay, and is a fresh addition to Shenzhen's ever growing skyline. This arresting, ‘bamboo shoot’ shaped building was a collaboration between our Shenzhen, Hong Kong and New York offices and American architectural practice Kohn Pedersen Fox, across six years of design.
The local government is developing the Shenzhen Bay into a ‘super magnet’ for headquarters of large Chinese and international companies; and CR HQ is one of the flagship projects.
Working in collaboration with the US architect KPF, we investigated different building shapes and provided construction support throughout the project. Our team provided a scope of services includes structural engineering, geotechnics, façade design and fire safety strategy.
Qianhai is the experimental window of China Open Reform and One-Belt-One-Road initiative, the core engine of Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Great Bay Area, and the new center of Shenzhen. The whole Qianhai development (about 1500 hectare) was started in 2010 and is targeted to be completed in 2030, comprising the construction of 190km of roadworks, 10km of underground road system, 9 numbers of metro lines, 3 numbers of commuter railways, 800 hectare underground spaces, underground and elevated walkway system, river system, 20km of combined utility trough system, district cooling system, public facilities (including international schools, hospitals, exhibition centre, museums, theatres, etc.), 700 hectare of public opens space including large scale gardens of 250 hectare.
Arup was responsible for the overall program planning for the whole district development, design management and interface management for all infrastructure projects in Qianhai.