Buildings and cities
designed to live and
work with water
Making Space for Water
As first the motorcar transformed 20th century town planning, so it will be water shapes our communities in the 21st century. Baca is internationally recognised for innovation in flood-resilient and adaptable architecture and spatial-planning. Their work demonstrates the leading role that architecture can play in addressing these crucial issues.
Baca are international award-winning waterfront Architects and Master Planners.
The practice has expertise in working with Local Authorities, planning departments and institutional investors to maximise chances of deliverability. Baca has extensive experience of engagement, consultation and managing the priorities of wide ranging stakeholders. Baca has a proven track record of delivering ambitious plans on sensitive heritage locations including UNESCO World Heritage sites.
The thesis, LifE (Long-term Initiatives for Flood Risk Environments) originally developed for DEFRA as part of their “Making Space for Water” programme provides the research that underpins much of our masterplanning and strategic development plans. Following from this, the publication ‘Aquatecture’ extends this research and incorporates it within a set of strategies for integrating landscape and architecture and flood risk management into developed masterplans for specific sites.
We can develop both traditional and flood resilient plans for sites from 50 to 200,000 new homes.