Engineering and consulting business Buro Happold has partnered with Urbis and Articulous to develop a legacy strategy and plan for the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Brisbane, Australia.
Buro Happold will be part of the team that ensures long-term social, economic and environmental benefits are delivered following the Games. The company said the Games present an opportunity to “accelerate positive change” across Brisbane, Queensland and Australia.
The legacy plan, which has been shaped by Buro Happold, Urbis, Articulous and a panel of experts including Dr Tim Williams from Grimshaw and former Olympic swimmer Stephanie Rice, will seek to harness the energy and momentum of the Games.
The plan will look to celebrate local culture, improve environmental outcomes, enhance sporting pathways, highlight equity and inclusion, and shape an economy through new industries and technologies.
Andrew Bell, Buro Happold’s managing principal in Australia, said: “The legacy strategy and plan is an unrivalled opportunity to set the direction toward a bolder and brighter future for the city of Brisbane, the state of Queensland and whole nation – maximising the benefits of the Olympic and Paralympic Games for the 10 years leading into them, and the 10 years beyond. Buro Happold is excited to play a role in forging a positive future for Brisbane, Queensland and Australia.”
Brisbane was awarded hosting rights for the 2032 Olympics in July last year. It came after the International Olympic Committee confirmed the city as its preferred candidate to stage the event in a process that stepped away from the traditional contests for the hosting rights.
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