Low2No began with a sustainable development design competition. Taking carbon emissions as a cross-cutting metric, competition teams developed new indicators of sustainable development, design strategies for transitioning low carbon development to no carbon development, and a vision that simplifies complex ideas to activate stakeholders. Low2No is an ongoing, multiphase project for which the competition was a first step.
Team: REX/Croxton Collaborative/NOW (New York, USA; Helsinki, FI) – Transsolar Energietechnik – Magnusson Klemencic Associates – Bureau Bas Smets – 2x4 – Arup New York – Front – Jonathan Rose Companies
The V1 Video team interviewed Robert Chmielowski, Structural Engineer and Principal at Magnusson Klemencic Associates (MKA), at the 2016 NASCC: The Steel Conference, held April 13-15 in Orlando, Fla. He discusses the complexities of the unique building being developed at 150 N. Riverside along the Chicago River, which include the site's strong and narrow core, the steel used to make it possible, and the software used to design and analyze the building.