Today on This is CDR, OpenAir Collective will be hosting Yasemin Kologlu and Aaron Zeligs from Skidmore, Owings & Merrill’s (SOM) architecture, as they present Urban Sequoia.
Urban Sequoia is an award-winning proposal to transform the modern urban built environment into a network designed to capture CO2.
Initially presented at last year’s COP26 climate summit in Glasgow, Scotland, the brilliant project has been increasingly gaining attention around the world.
The project entails a vision of urban ‘forests’ of buildings capable of sequestering carbon dioxide, while also producing useful biomaterials, thus creating a sustainable carbon economy within an urban environment.
Urban Sequoia draws inspiration from natural processes in ecosystems.
And presenting it will be Yasemin Kologlu, the design director at SOM’s New York office, and Aaron Zeligs, design associate in SOM’s New York office.
Kologu’s experience is very diverse and her portfolio includes a number of environmentally friendly projects such as net-zero residential developments and near-zero energy offices.
Her approach to design is holistic and forward-thinking and seeks to incorporate technology, wellbeing and consciousness of the environment.
Aaron Zeligs is focused on finding the contact point between architecture and engineering as he weaves site ecologies and local culture into his work.
Registration for the event is free and can be done here.
It is scheduled for February 8, from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EST.