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Ramboll buys sustainable cities consultancy

30 Apr 13 Ramboll Group has strengthened its position in the development of sustainable cities with the acquisition of consultancy Atelier Dreiseitl.

Atelier Dreiseitl has 80 specialists working in offices in Singapore, Beijing, and Überlingen in southern Germany. The innovative use of water in sustainable solutions for cityscapes is a hallmark of Dreiseitl’s work. Its projects include the waterscape on Potsdamer Platz in Berlin; the water strategy for the entire city of Singapore, as well as the design of the 60ha Bishan Ang Mo Kio Park; and the blue and green features in the Tianjin Cultural Park near Beijing.

“It is important for us to take advantage of our vast experience with sustainable city development in the Nordics to gain a similar position in some of the major cities worldwide,” said Jens-Peter Saul, CEO of the Ramboll Group. “These cities include Asian megacities such as Beijing and Singapore. Ramboll and Atelier Dreiseitl complement each other very well, and I see exciting possibilities in our future cooperation.”

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Atelier Dreiseitl founder Herbert Dreiseitl said: “It makes infinite sense for us to join Ramboll. In order to address today’s megatrends and challenges, we have to take a holistic approach and share our competencies. Technical solutions coupled with aesthetics and good design, as well as a strong social component, give our solutions a deeper meaning, make them longer-lasting, and more easily accepted. By merging with Ramboll, we hope to provide our customers with the best integrated, sustainable and most holistic solutions.”  

As part of the integration of Atelier Dreiseitl with Ramboll, Herbert Dreiseitl will be responsible for the sustainable cities programme in the Ramboll Group. The day-to-day management of staff and projects in Atelier Dreiseitl will be continued by the two senior partners, Dieter Grau and Gerhard Hauber.

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