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17 November 2020

A Perfect Storm

Can the impact of the COVID pandemic accelerate us to a net-zero carbon future? In lockdown, London’s urban environment was eerily silent, and the air looked and felt cleaner. The...

17 November 2020

Densifying Megacities Versus Social Distancing and Urban Sprawl

Prior to the COVID-19 crisis, we expected an increase of 2.5 billion people to be living in the world’s urban areas by 2050. The physical densification of our cities, whether outwa...

17 November 2020

When Buildings Give Back: A Positive Tower Paradigm

Zero, neutral, negative—these kinds of terms usually inform approaches to building performance since new construction is generally understood to be a burden in terms of its consump...

17 November 2020

University of Chicago Campus: Open Space Response to COVID-19

Located in Hyde Park on Chicago’s south side, the University of Chicago campus covers 217 acres and includes 114 buildings which host and support multiple academic programs, resear...

17 November 2020

Creating a Public Legacy for Sydney

Throughout history, significant social and economic upheavals have created great public works legacies. Cities in particular have benefited from this pattern of crisis and investme...

17 November 2020

Designing the HVAC System for a Sustainable Supertall Building

In 2017 WME were appointed by a client team to work alongside Killa Design on a signature 450-meter-plus residential project to be located on Sheik Zayed Road in Dubai, SRG Tower....