Installations showcase the potential of ICT and energy design implemented in public spaces for the users’ interaction and participation. Full-Scale prototypes were designed and fabricated in selected public squares in each city (Barcelona, Prague, Vienna). They used smart and advanced materials and allowed users to participate with it through digital interfaces.
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 a 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 then wrapped and assembled by a small team directly on site. A wooden base houses the water tanks, and at the same time stabilises the construction. It hosts plants which irrigation is controlled through sensors, sending messages to the community about its water needs.
“Air – Motion – Sound” is an installation developed by CCEA with the support of artist Michael Kindernay. It consists of 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.
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.
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. Continue reading
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:
SUPERILLA PLAN FOR BARCELONA
Five Barcelona schools of architecture have been invited to set up installations to activate, between the 12th and the 22nd 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.