APS Exhibition Barcelona Opening

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The opening  of the APS Exhibition in Barcelona took place in the new building of the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia on the 13th of November after the Responsive Cities Symposium 2017.

The exhibition is a selection of best projects included in “State of the Art and Best Practices Collection” and “Implementing technology towards active public space. “How to” Guide” publications, developed withing the framework of Active Public Space Project. Also visitors can cast a look at the installations carried out during the project in Barcelona, Prague and Vienna (PobleJoc, Air-Move-Sound and Kepos).

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Responsive Cities Symposium 2017 / Active Public Space


Responsive Cities Symposium 2017 / Active Public Space was developed by the IAAC > Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia, the Centre for Central European Architecture CCEA MOBA and the University of Applied Arts Vienna Die Angewandte.

The Symposium  took place on 13-14 of November in Barcelona.

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More than 40 speakers participated on panels, presentations and round tables  discussions devoted to the future of our public space.

Amongst them:

  • Crimson Rose (Burning Man Festival)
  • Patrcik Blanc (Vertical garden Patrcik Blanc)
  • Helle Søholt (Making Cities for People)
  • Gala Pin (BCN City Council)
  • Pontus Westerberg Arranz (UN-HABITAT)
  • Areti Markopoulou (IAAC – Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia)
  •  Luis Falcón (InAtlas)
  • Nataly Gategno (Future Cities Lab)
  • Alexei Novikov  (Habidatum)
  • Francesca Bria (BCN City Council)
  • Enric Batlle (Batlle i Roig Arquitectes)
  • Claudia Pasquero (ecoLogicStudio)
  • Aldo Sollazzo (Noumena)
  • Mara Balestrini (Ideas for Change)

and many more.

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Responsive Cities – Active Public Space Symposium program

Responsive Cities – Active Public Space Symposium program is online!


pdf: IAAC_RC_program.pdf

You can find more info at the symposium website:


APS Exhibition Barcelona

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The opening of the  APS exhibition in Barcelona is on the 13th of November at 6:30 PM, on the first day of Recponsive Cities Symposium 2017 – Active Public Space.  The exhibition will take place at the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia.

Don’t miss the chance to attend both events and learn more about implementation of new technologies in public space!

“How to” Guide – Download available!



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2.0 edition of the “How to” Guide, including much more projects and new materials is now available at the following link:

APS – How to Guide – Download

Active Public Space Catalogue – Download available!

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The Active Public Space “State of the Art and Best Practices Collection” is now available!

Please download it at the following link!

APS – State of the Art Catalogue – Download

Vienna Installation Outcomes


KEPOS installation, developed during APS Vienna workshop by the students Angelica Lorenzi & Dennis Schiaroli, show-cases the potentials of ICT and energy design implementation into public space. With the use of smart technology, it aims to build a community interested in greening urban spaces, getting users involved through social media.

Concept – Replicability and Scalability in FabLabs

KEPOS is a flexible system that can be made by any modular wooden frame structure, skinned with heat-forming membrane. Accordingly, structural units can be produced with different degrees of complexity, either with manual tools or with the aid of CNC manufacturing, to be than wrapped and assembled by a small team directly on site. A wooden base houses the water tanks, and at the same time stabilizes the construction. It hosts plants which irrigation is controlled through sensors, sending messages to the community about its water needs.

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APS Exhibition


APS Exhibition aims to promote the knowledge generated during the Active Public Space Project, which mainly focuses on technology and innovation and their application in urban spaces. The exposition consists of videos showing installations developed in 3 cities – Barcelona, Prague and Vienna, as well as panels displaying projects included in the State of the Art and Best Practices Collection and “How To” Guide publications. Visitors are able to explore best examples of implementation of innovative technologies for public space activation using their mobile devices through QR code apps in order to find out more information about projects.


Barcelona  The opening of the exhibition will take place on the 13th of November 


C/ Pujades 59, 08005 Barcelona, Spain 


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Prague Installation Outcomes

“Air – Motion – Sound” is an installation developed by CCEA with the support of artist Michael Kindernay. It consists in a live performance targeted at showcasing the potentials of ICT for public space activation and awareness rising.

It was conceived for the I.P. Pavlova Square, one of the most polluted areas of Prague.

This very central space, between the National Museum and the Nuselským Bridge, is crossed every day by over 104,200 pedestrians and 81,600 cars*. Although there are more pedestrians than cars, the space is almost completely dedicated to car traffic, thus making it one of the most polluted areas of Prague.

The installation “Air – Motion – Sound” aims to inform the public about people mobility, air pollution, and noise occurring in one of the most crowded places in Prague and to generate a public debate around the role of ICT in making this area a more sustainable place.

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Responsive Cities Sypmposium 2017: Active Public Space

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The Symposium Active Public Space will take place in Barcelona on the 13th-14th November 2017.

It will be organized around following topics:

  • DESIGN – urban analytics | physical and digital merge | fabrication protocols | real time data
  • SHARE – citizen participation | ownership | accessibility | sharing economies
  • ADAPT – resilience | new materials | dynamic cycles | environment
  • EXPERIENCE – digital & virtual space | behaviours | gaming |
  • LEARN – raising awareness | testbed for innovation | policies | data flows

Call for papers is open!

Deadlines for the call:

  • Opening of Call: June, 15th 2017
  • Submission: September, 28th 2017 
  • Participants selection: October, 9th 2017
  • Symposium: November, 13th – 14th 2017

Find out more information about the event on http://responsivecities2017.iaac.net/


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