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).
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.
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
“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.