Arts & culture

Arts & Culture buildings host exceptional experiences. Some of the greatest become icons for their cities, such as the Sydney Opera House or the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao.

Ramboll. Tate Modern. Image: Daniel Shearing


Martin Burden. Ramboll

Martin Burden

Consulting Director, Buildings
T: +44 7903 682 572
Lars Hedegaard Jepsen

Lars Hedegaard Jepsen

Head of Department, Private & Public Buildings East, Mechanical Design & BMS, Denmark
T: +45 5161 8313
Torstein Skauge

Torstein Skauge

Networking leader for architecture, planning and landscape architecture
T: +47 9522 1413

These buildings often constitute pieces of art themselves. They are architectural and engineering masterpieces; the haute couture of the construction industry – and they are often the most challenging buildings to construct. 

A holistic approach to solving unique challenges 

Often conceived as unique artistic designs in unusual geometric forms, these buildings must also deliver ultra-flexible performance and public spaces while adhering to other design drivers such as servicing, loading and vibration criteria and sustainability issues. We take a holistic approach to these challenges and excel at designing integrated solutions. This ensures that the whole adds up to more than the sum of the parts, and often successfully contributes to regeneration initiatives. 

Immeasurable value 

Arts & Culture buildings create much more value than is measurable. This phenomenon is widely recognised, and cities are increasingly investing in such buildings. From museums to libraries, theatres and concert halls, Ramboll has helped develop numerous Arts & Culture buildings, working closely with leading architects and local partners. 

Our contribution goes deeper than just providing a simple engineering process to underpin a design. We grasp the unique opportunities and constraints involved in arts and culture schemes, and are widely recognised for unlocking project value with inventive solutions that serve the overall vision. 

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Ramboll. Tate Modern extension. Image: Daniel Shearing

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