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This webcast and video archive documents the MIXED GREENS lecture series. The series features architects and engineers whose work in Europe, Asia, the U.S., and elsewhere demonstrates the leading edge in sustainable design and technology.
MIXED GREENS is presented in collaboration with the New York Academy of Sciences, and is hosted in one of New York's newest green towers, the LEED Platinum 7 World Trade Center.
ROSS WIMER, Design Partner, SOM
Environmental Contextualism: Strategies for a Dynamic Sustainable Architecture
Ross Wimer, Design Partner in the Chicago office of SOM, discusses his twisting Infinity Tower, a 75-story helix-shaped residential structure now under construction in Dubai, and the planned North Bund complex in Shanghai, illustrating the adaptation of energy-efficient towers in the extremes of climate and local environments.
BRANDON HAW, Senior Partner, Foster + Partners
The Sustainable Works of Foster + Partners
Surveying the firm’s international green portfolio, from Frankfurt’s Commerzbank to towers in Riyadh, Shanghai, and Seoul, Brandon Haw will discuss Foster + Partners’ seamless integration of sustainable style with a quest for quality environments.
HELMUT JAHN, President and CEO, Director of Design, Murphy/Jahn
Marrying engineering efficiencies and structural solutions with dynamic material design has made Helmut Jahn an innovator in energy-conscious high-rises, including the Deutsche Post Tower in Bonn, Germany, and an affordable housing project in Chicago.
KEN YEANG, Principal, Llewleyn Davies Yeang
Designing the Green Skyscraper
A pioneer of the “bioclimatic skyscraper” Ken Yeang considers the nature of the site, employing passive, low-energy strategies. Based in Kuala Lumpur and London, Dr. Yeang has been a global leader in promoting an environmental approach to high-rise building.
ROGER FRECHETTE, Director of MEP Engineering
RUSSELL GILCHRIST, Director of Technical Architecture, SOM
Zero-Energy Tower, Guangzhou
Upon completion, the Pearl River “Zero-Energy” Tower will become the world’s tallest energy efficient skyscraper. Frechette discusses achieving maximum efficiency through myriad interwoven systems.