Aerial photo of the Santos Valongo Waterfront Redevelopment

Regenerating waterfronts

Helping a Brazilian waterfront city develop tourism and business opportunities.

Santos Valongo waterfront regeneration



  • 21Mar 2014

    First LEED building for the Rio 2016 Olympics

    The Main Press Center (MPC) of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games has received LEED Silver precertification, becoming the first building of the event to obtain such rating. Arup was responsible for providing the sustainable design and construction consultancy that enabled the building to be awarded the sustainability precertification, granted by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).

  • 19Mar 2014

    Foz do Iguaçu riverside revitalisation begins

    The riverside revitalisation project, called Beira Foz, located in Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil, will focus on the 21km between the Itaipu power plant, in the Paraná River, and the Iguaçu National Park. Arup is working in partnership with Usina Hidroelétrica Itaipu Binacional, the second biggest hydroelectric power station in the world, and with the Tourism Department of Foz do Iguaçu, on the development of an integrated urban strategy for the riverside area of the city. The masterplan will include the creation of new public squares and parks.

  • 17Oct 2013

    Arup announces Chairman-Elect

    Gregory Hodkinson will become Global Chairman of the Arup Group from 1 April 2014 when the present Chairman completes his five-year term.

  • 11Jul 2013

    Masterplanning work begins on the Barranquilla Historic Centre

    Barranquilla is a major Colombian port and industrial hub located along the Caribbean coast. The Prosperity Fund of the Government of the United Kingdom (Prosperity Fund) is partly financing this effort to revitalise the historic downtown. FINDETER (La Financiera del Desarrollo Teritorial), the Colombian development agency, is also financing and managing this effort for the Prosperity Fund, and is overseeing our work. Our technical advice and expertise will be used to assist the masterplan with its focus on revitalising and re-energising the economic and social environment.