BCN SUPERILLA POBLEJOC installation will be in the Sant Martí district between the 12th and the 22th of September, in the framework of the#SUPERILLA PILOT TEST project. On these dates a rich program of activities will animate the #SUPERILLA PILOT TEST area. If you want to know more, please have a look at the #SUPERILLA website
POBLEJOC is as an interactive installation designed as an Urban Game with the aim of activating public space. A bench incorporating a tree, an urban orchard, a market stall, a ping pong table and a screen, all mobile (on wheels), are the elements that are positioned in the #Superilla pilot test area. They can be moved by the users creating different configurations, reflecting the citizens’ desires in terms of design superblock public space, hence activating it.
The space configurations are mapped through the use of a drone, in order to extract data on the space dynamics. Moreover, downloading the poblejoc app, users can obtain information, through augmented reality, on each furniture module. Technology is used within the installation with the aim of further enhancing citizen’s engagement.
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Untill the 11th of September 16 students participating to the BCN SUPERILLA workshop will hardly work in order to set up the BCN SUPERILLA POBLEJOC installation.
The installation is developed in the framework of the #SUPERILLA pilot test, which consists in a small scale pilot project of the SUPERILLA plan for Barcelona, aimed at closing to the traffic a part of the city roads, creating pedestrian areas and public space, following the scheme below:
In the contest of the SUPERILLA PILOT TEST, 5 Barcelona schools of architecture will set up several installations in the new public space, in the Sant Martí district.
IAAC participates with APS workshop students, developing the POBLEJOC installation, that will be in the district between the 12th and the 22th of September. On these dates a rich program of activities will animate the SUPERILLA PILOT TEST area. If you want to know more, please have a look at the #SUPERILLA website
BCN SUPERILLA workshop was held at IAAC between the 5th and the 7th of September.
16 students, responding to our call for papers, learned about Basics of Computation Design, Web Data sourcing, Data Visualization, Augmented reality, Robotic Data Visualizations, Grasshopper and Environmental Data&NDVI analysis, Emergenct Design and Advanced Behaviours thanks to IAAC, CCEA, UAAV and Nuomena teachers.
Moreover they worked at the design of the BCN SUPERILLA POBLEJOC installation.
Don’t miss the opportunity to participate to the next APS workshop, that will be held in Prague in November!
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We still have some places for participating to IAAC Workshop on Active Public Space! Don’t miss the opportunity to join us!
The call is open till the 29th of August 2016.
In order to apply please send your cv to [email protected]icspace.org providing the following information: Name / Age / Nationality / Education / Work experience / Experience in public projects & activities. Please write in the e-mail subject: BCN workshop application.
For more info:
BCN call for applications
Call for applications to participate to Barcelona workshop is now open!
The workshop (September, 5th– 7th 2016) will focus on the principles, implications and applications of ICTs for urban space and will include the following modules:
- parametric design based on environmental conditions and selected data
- real time data visualization
- digital interfaces for the design and participatory management of public space
- urban monitoring devices
- smart advanced materials and applications in the built and public space
- lectures by IAAC experts on technologies developed for smart energy management
The call is open till the 18th of August 2016.
In order to apply please send your cv to [email protected] providing the following information: Name / Age / Nationality / Education / Work experience / Experience in public projects & activities. Please write in the e-mail subject: BCN workshop application.
For further information:
BCN call for applications
Finally we have the list of students admitted to the Vienna Workshop on energy design and climate related aspects:
- Kaan Karabagli
- Angelica Lorenzi
- Dennis Schiaroli
- Nikola Kárníková
- Irina Gunica
- Afshin Koupaei
- Mihailo Belosevac
We are looking forward to start working with you!
Call for applications to participate to Vienna workshop is now open!
The workshop will focus on energy design, and climate related aspects of the public space and will include:
- Teaching and practice of monitoring climate data from weather stations
- Visualization and interpretation of data
- Teaching and practice for parametric design based methodologies on environmental conditions
- Lectures by UAAV Experts on Energy Design
- Production and testing of interactive mock-ups (arduino)
- Documentation of discussion, and user behavior
- Final public presentation of realized work and closing discussion
The call is open till the 25th of May 2016.
In order to apply please send your cv to [email protected] providing the following information: Name / Age / Nationality / Instruction / Work experience / Experience in public projects & activities. Please write in the e-mail subject: VIE workshop application.
For further information: APS-Workshop-UAAV
The wait is over!
And the winners are …
Shadowing (London/UK) – Chomko & Rosier
elCASC (Villena/ES) – elCASC – el fabricante de espheras, University of Alicante, Villena Town council
The authors of the two selected projects will receive a grant to participate to 2017 Active Public Space Symposium in Barcelona.
Moreover 13 projects were selected to be published in the Active Public Space Catalogue:
The Pool (London/UK) – Jen Lewin
Voyage (London/UK) – Aether&Hemera
Open source public space devices (Sevilla/ES) – radarq.net + FabLab Sevilla + Students
Ecobulevard (Madrid/ES) – Ecosistemaurbano
Responsive Public Space (Graz/AT) – Ortlos
Van Gogh Path (Eindhoven/NL) – Studio Roosegaarde
Led Cloud (Amsterdam/NL) – Sophie Valla
Weaving Transition (Eindhoven/NL) – Ines Fiegert
Watersquare Benthemplein (Rotterdam/NL) – De Urbanisten
Public Playground (Rotterdam/NL) – Bekkering Adams architects
Energy Carousel (Dordrecht/NL) – Ecosistemaurbano
Happy Wall (Copenhagen/DK) – Thomas Dambo
Syn-oikia Pittaki (Athens/GR) – Beforelight
The jury is still working! The results of the call will be published on this website on the 15th of April.
Sorry for the inconvenience!
APS is seeking case studies regarding existing public spaces with particular interest in new “active” forms that emerge from the technological advances of the Information Age. The call is aimed at detecting and mapping existing successful examples of active-smart public space in terms of design, technology, management and occupancy by citizens.
NOTE: the submitter does not necessarily have to be the author of the project.
> March, 13th 2016
Announcement of Results (on this website):
> March, 30th 2016
> 2 top submitted entries will be invited to present at the Active Public Spaces Symposium in Barcelona in July 2017, and will be granted a travel subsidy / allowance of 300 Euros per person.
> 13 selected and ranked entries will be published in the State of the Art Section of a Best Practice Catalogue and submitters will receive a free entry to the Active Public Spaces Symposium in Barcelona in July 2017.
are to be made online, in English language, and according to the provided form:
go to form
For further information please refer to the detailed call description: