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Total Design Over Time

Arup Design Book

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Arup

Founded in 1946 with an initial focus on structural engineering, Arup first came to the world’s attention with the structural design of the Sydney Opera House, followed by its work on the Centre Pompidou in Paris. Arup has since grown into a truly multidisciplinary organisation. Most recently, its work for the 2008 Olympics in Beijing has reaffirmed its reputation for delivering innovative ... Read more on Arup

Contents Listing

Preface – Martin Roth: Engineering a better world

Ove Arup – Jack Zunz: The influence of Ove Arup

1. Hidden hand of the engineer
- How do you display art treasures in natural light without damaging them?
- The Pompidou partnership
- Richard Rogers: The art of collaborative design
- Birthplace of acoustic expertise
- Sound and space in harmony
- Behind the ‘unbuildable' building

2. Transforming cities
- Forging a new path
- New land from old
- On the waterfront
- Creating land out of the sea
- Transforming docks

3. Global urbanisation
- Taller, safer and more breathtaking
- Building tall across the decades
- Cities for tomorrow's world
- Masterplanning an eco-city
- Rejuvenating cities
- A 30-year plan for the Seychelles
- A new urbanism
- How a city gets its heart

4. People on the move
- Air travel for a new century
- The art of motion
- Moving people around the metropolis
- Revolutionising the subway experience
- Creating Europe's longest road-and-rail bridge
- Connecting remote communities
- The watershed wobble

5. Out of hours: leisure, learning and art
- Sport home reinvented
- Purpose-built for every sport
- A stadium with no compromises
- Legacy in action
- Showcasing the city of the future
- Putting passion into learning
- A living lesson in environmental science
- Harnessing the light fantastic
- Helping to solve the mysteries of the brain
- Winning formula for lab design
- A new approach to beating disease
- Art, but not as you know it

6. Order from chaos
- A climate for change
- Rising from disaster
- Keeping the water flowing
- Facing a lower-carbon future
- The rigs that can be reused
- Decarbonising data
- Net zero
- The biocomposite age
- Ngaire Woods: A global approach

7. One world
- Connecting communities
- Healthier places, healthier people
- Engineering spaces that heal
- Building sustainability and seismic resiliency into the hospital environment
- Empowering marginalised communities
- Caring for children
- A new symbol for a new South Africa
- Enriching education
- Home from home

8. Total Design for a changing world
- What of the future?
- Into the future
Preface – Martin Roth: Engineering a better world

Ove Arup – Jack Zunz: The influence of Ove Arup

1. Hidden hand of the engineer
- How do you display art treasures in natural light without damaging them?
- The Pompidou partnership
- Richard Rogers: The art of collaborative design
- Birthplace of acoustic expertise
- Sound and space in harmony
- Behind the ‘unbuildable' building
...

Jacket Text

Since it was established by Ove Arup in 1946, Arup has been the design, architectural and engineering genius behind many of the world's leading buildings and urban areas. The team has been pivotal in creating some of the world's best-known developments: from the groundbreaking Sydney Opera House to the unconventional Centre Pompidou in Paris and Crossrail, the largest construction project in Europe today.

Beyond iconic buildings, Arup's influence is also in evidence behind the scenes. The hidden hand of the engineer has transformed many of our everyday experiences - often without us knowing. Arup has developed leading fire-safety systems in airports, cooling systems in museums to protect priceless artworks, and its experience with acoustics ensures every note is heard in the world’s leading opera houses.

The book focuses on some of the biggest global issues to arise over the past 70 years. They include the population explosion and subsequent increase in city living, as well as changes in transport patterns that have fuelled the construction of airports, roads, rail and bridges, and even the democratisation of sporting events. Looking at Arup's work under the lens of these world-shaping events, we show how this is a firm that has not just responded to a changing world, but has anticipated and led many of those changes.

Arup takes its place in society seriously. Collaborations such as the partnership with C40 to tackle climate change are impacting the way future generations will live. Looking to the future, this is a firm that will continue on its mission to shape a better world.

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