Bringing Sensors, Data, and Interaction to ArenA Boulevard

Client
University of Applied Sciences Amsterdam

Co-Creating Responsive Urban Spaces (Co-ReUs) is a two year research project on creating responsive public spaces in an effort to add new digital interventions to the urban planner’s toolkit.

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Adding to the Toolkit

Co-Creating Responsive Urban Spaces (Co-ReUs) is a two year research project on creating responsive public spaces in an effort to add new digital interventions to the urban planner’s toolkit. Led by the research group of Professor Frank Suurenbroek from the Construction Transformation at the University of Amsterdam, Info.nl LABS joins researchers from the Faculty of Digital Media and Creative Industry (DMCI) and a broad consortium of planners, interactive concept developers and local stakeholders to prepare multiple spatially-interactive interventions. The ArenA Boulevard here is the test case for public space - transform a common vestibule with residential quality - which now functions as a transit place.

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Interventions and Sensors

For interventions, and the renewal of the practice of urban planning, the use of sensor architecture is essential. What are the possible and applicable smart sensors? What are distinct types of sensor architecture and what the best fit for the task? How can we technically realize these interventions? We explore the research structures and the possibilities they open through clear diagrams, images and scenarios supported by the design thinking process.

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Capturing the Atmosphere

Together, we are looking at how can we capture the atmosphere at Arena Blvd by using sensors, data and IoT technologies to strengthen and extend the sense of place and belonging even after an event. Contributing to this project makes is possible to explore sensor adaptive interactions both in design as in creation; an important future element of the smart city. Mixing disciplines delivers fresh insights for designers of connected environments. And we will of course explore how we can leverage our IoT platform here. Watch this space.

For interventions and the renewal of the practice of urban planning, the use of sensor architecture is essential.

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