Installations will showcase the potentials of ICT and energy design implemented in public space for the user interaction and participation. A full-scale prototype will be designed and fabricated in a selected public square in each city (Barcelona, Prague, Vienna). They will use smart and advanced materials and will allow users to participate with it through a digital interface.

Prague Installation


Don’t miss the Air – Move – Sound event in Prague on the 15th of August!
In Pavlova Square from 2:00pm to 8:00 pm with intermediate artist Michal Kindernay we will discuss with the inhabitants of Prague, who are passing through the town every day, about the possibilities of improving the I.P. Pavlova Square. At the same time we want to inform the public about the movement of people, air quality, and noise in one of Prague’s most polluted places. Measured data, processed in comprehensible form, will be communicated through a series of postcards, interactive website and with artistic and social events.

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Vienna Installation


On the 6th of June at MAK Museum UAAV installation KEPOS will open to the public. It will be available until the 22nd of June.

Combining knowledge on smart planning and smart technologies with citizen participation, KEPOS highlights architecture’s integrating and innovative role in implementing sustainable urban developments. Actively engaging citizens, the installation is showcasing the potentials of information and communication technology (ICT) in public spaces for user interaction and participation, thus raising interest in architecture and public space among a broader audience.
Connected to the internet, KEPOS engages via social media with the community, transforming its space into an active participant of urban life. Therefore, the pavilion is not only designed to provide a semi-private shelter in the urban context but it also engages by communicating its current status.

Using light KEPOS will show the current status of the plants’ need for water. At the same time when the plants are in need of hydration it will post on social media.

The engagement asked of the participants is to touch the plant in need of water thus activating its hydration. KEPOS will be monitoring and posting online the air quality, temperature and light conditions inside and outside of itself to inform on the micro-climate being created.

Follow the project on Facebook and Twitter to get updates on the development of KEPOS.

For more information follow this link to MAK.

KEPOS is also part of the Vienna Biennale




Don’t miss it!

Barcelona Installation – Outcomes


APS Barcelona Installation was developed in the framework of the #SUPERILLA pilot project, which goal is to test in the area of San Marti district the Superilla Plan for Barcelona. The plan aims at closing to the traffic a part of the city roads, creating pedestrian areas and public space, following the scheme below:





Five  Barcelona schools of architecture have been invited to set up installations to activate, between the 12th and the 22th of September 2016, the new public space generated in the #SUPERILLA pilot project area.

IAAC participated with APS workshop students, developing  the POBLEJOC installation, conceived during the Barcelona workshop.


POBLEJOC have been designed as an Urban Game with the aim of activating public space. 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 were positioned in the #SUPERILLA pilot project area. They could be moved by the users creating different configurations, reflecting the citizens’ desires in terms of design, hence activating the public space.

The space configurations were mapped through the use of a drone, to extract data on the space dynamics. The data were projected on the screen module during the night , offering a new point of view on space usage .


As part of the POBLEJOC installation, an augmented reality application was developed, which was used to digitally overlay information about the activities and functions of the installation.

Using a QR code, the users could download the application, freely available for Android and Apple phones, and use it to get more information on each module of the installation. By pointing their phone cameras to the physical markers of each module, digital information was overlayed on them, regarding the program and location of different activities related with the installation, as well as related general information about the city.

By introducing this digital layer to the installation, the aim was to further engage the public in both the physical and the digital layer and to provide a second level of interaction, through information and social media.

Data visualized

Screen tag: general info on the project; 3D model of the superilla

Bench tag: twitter feeds with the #Superilla hashtag

Pods general tag: info on urban agriculture in Barcelona

Pods specific tags (one tag per plant): nutritional value and days to grow for cauliflower, lechuga, enciam, beans

Table tennis general tag: map with sports locations around the area

Table tennis specific tags: calories burned, optimum temperature and relevant time of the day to practice for swimming, cycling, running, table tennis, volleyball

Market tag: market’s weekly schedule



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