Architecture, Architecture trends, Atkins, Buildings, Middle East, Urban planning

Atkins employees predict the next 50 years of the Middle East built environment

On the 50th anniversary of Atkins in the Middle East, 126 of the company’s experts in design, engineering and project management have shared their predictions of what the region will look like in the next 50 years.

Predictions include old cities being replaced by new communities, designs inspired by the natural world, and even ‘breathing’ buildings which will feature vertical gardens to combat pollution.

Earlier this year, it was announced that Atkins was acquired by SNC Lavalin for $2.6bn.

Recently, Atkins had also designed heritage-inspired marine stations for Dubai Canal as well as an integrated community for northern Egypt.