Delivering a Vision – The Knowledge,
Engineering, Technology and nuances
transforming the Kingdom

Rosh Rayhaan by Rotana, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia / 29 November 2023
Buro Happold | Director – Middle East Planning Lead

Hrvoje Cindric

Hrvoje is an experienced and passionate Urban Planner and Designer, with extensive project experience across the globe. Working for public and private sector clients alike, he has spent the first half of his 20 plus years’ career in Europe, before relocating to Abu Dhabi in 2010. He has worked on a wide range of projects from strategic frameworks to large greenfield master plans down to brownfield regeneration, urban design and place-making projects in that time. Now, he leads Buro Happold’s Strategic Planning team in the middle east with a close to 20 strong team split between Riyadh and Dubai.

He is fascinated by the cultural, environmental, and economic drivers that shape cities and a recognised regional thought leader and seasoned commentator on the future of cities in arid environments. He has substantial experience in introducing technology and psychology into city making and thinking.

He is passionate about fostering the next generation of Urban Planners and Designers in the region, and is an advisory board member for the inaugural Masters programme for Urban Design and Digital Environments at American University Dubai, and serves on the UK’s Royal Town and Planning Institute’s international committee.