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Interactive urban spaces

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Interactive urban spaces

For more than a decade we have been working with interactive urban initiatives in Denmark and are the only company in northern Europe, who have built knowledge about Digital Urban Renewal as a tool.

Create new life, coherence and development in your city

We bring together architects, engineers and computer scientists to create new concepts for future IT surroundings. With us you get access to the latest knowledge on the integration of IT in the physical environment. The physical environment includes the smart devices we carry, the spaces and buildings in which we live and work and the landscape and urban spaces in which we move about.

Examples of our services in the field of Interactive urban spaces:
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Digital Urban Renewal

Digital Urban Renewal

Attractive urban spaces
Urban renewal
Urban planning

With digital urban renewal we can create attractive and unique spaces that contribute to new life, coherence and development. The focus on technology as a dynamo for activities and relationships may contribute to behavioral changes and new social patterns in the city. The method is called digital urban renewal.

 

For more than 16 years we have been working with interactive urban initiatives in Denmark and is the only company in Northern Europe, which has really built up knowledge about Digtial Urban Renewal as a tool. We can offer:

 

  • Inspiration and facilitation of workshops at various stages, from vision to concretisation
  • Preparation of urban analyses
  • Implementation of tangible digital urban planning processes
  • Delivery of unique and / or customized urban initiatives
  • Production of technical drawings and material for approval processes
  • Digital solutions that create vibrant learning, competent communication and active citizens.
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Architecture and design

Architecture and design

Smart Cities
Internet of Things

We have worked for many years with the development and design of digital installations integrated into the physical space and we have extensive experience in enhancing a desired atmosphere in a specific urban space and contributing to new public spaces for a wide target audience.

 

As an example, we cooperate with the Danish Architecture Centre on the project, UPDATE. UPDATE is the first major exhibition in Denmark about the Smart Cities technologies which will significantly change the way our cities operate over the coming years. Cities in Denmark and around the world are becoming digital and learning to communicate with themselves and with their citizens.

 

It sounds good, but does it give us a better life? This is an issue we raise with UPDATE. At the exhibition you can experience Danish and international Smart Cities solutions, visit the future smart city as the Danish street artist, Mormor, sees it, you can walk around in an interactive version of Vester Voldgade and meet smart citizens from all over the world.

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Citizen involvement

Citizen involvement

Urban prototypes
Engagement
Digital design

Based on current cases where something is at stake for the citizens of the urban areas, we develop concepts and models for how municipalities can use digital media to support citizenship and involvement of citizens in the area.

 

By working actively with citizen involvement through urban installations, competitions and visualisation of relevant data, we suggest new dialogue models with citizens in a new digital paradigm.

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Urban development

Urban development

Interactive layers
Storytelling

How can we illustrate a flooding or a city's historical development through time? Vejle ByLab has developed a prototype in collaboration with us.

 

We created a dynamic extra layer on top of an existing model of Vejle. By means of projectors and an urban soundscape the city's development is visualised at different eras and shows how future climate changes and a sea level rise combined with a flood could affect the city.

 

We wanted to add an extra dimension and an interactive layer to the physical model, so the visitors could interact with it at get a new experience and understanding of Vejle. In addition, we created a flood event as a surprise. It was intended as a gimmick, but at the same time it is an impressive story of the climate changes we are facing.

Jakob Østergaard, Architect and Planner, Municipality of Vejle

Innovative architects such as Jan Gehl and Bjarke Ingels focus largely on the spaces between the buildings - rather than on the particular buildings. This is a recognition that tiles cannot alone create a place where people want to stay. If you can create exciting experiences and social platforms between buildings, it will attract people. And where there is life, you can attract and create additional life.

Nationally and internationally, focus is on using technology as a dynamo for activities and relationships that may contribute to behavioral changes and new social patterns in the city. The digital technology enables us to create exciting activities that lead people out in public spaces day and night. Since the installations are largely non-textual and rather appeal to the senses, they can consider all target groups - both young and elderly people.

With digital urban renewal we can create attractive and unique spaces that contribute to new life, coherence and development. The focus on technology as a dynamo for activities and relationships may contribute to behavioral changes and new social patterns in the city. The method is called digital urban renewal.

 

For more than 16 years we have been working with interactive urban initiatives in Denmark and is the only company in Northern Europe, which has really built up knowledge about Digtial Urban Renewal as a tool. We can offer:

 

  • Inspiration and facilitation of workshops at various stages, from vision to concretisation
  • Preparation of urban analyses
  • Implementation of tangible digital urban planning processes
  • Delivery of unique and / or customized urban initiatives
  • Production of technical drawings and material for approval processes
  • Digital solutions that create vibrant learning, competent communication and active citizens.

We have worked for many years with the development and design of digital installations integrated into the physical space and we have extensive experience in enhancing a desired atmosphere in a specific urban space and contributing to new public spaces for a wide target audience.

 

As an example, we cooperate with the Danish Architecture Centre on the project, UPDATE. UPDATE is the first major exhibition in Denmark about the Smart Cities technologies which will significantly change the way our cities operate over the coming years. Cities in Denmark and around the world are becoming digital and learning to communicate with themselves and with their citizens.

 

It sounds good, but does it give us a better life? This is an issue we raise with UPDATE. At the exhibition you can experience Danish and international Smart Cities solutions, visit the future smart city as the Danish street artist, Mormor, sees it, you can walk around in an interactive version of Vester Voldgade and meet smart citizens from all over the world.

Based on current cases where something is at stake for the citizens of the urban areas, we develop concepts and models for how municipalities can use digital media to support citizenship and involvement of citizens in the area.

 

By working actively with citizen involvement through urban installations, competitions and visualisation of relevant data, we suggest new dialogue models with citizens in a new digital paradigm.

How can we illustrate a flooding or a city's historical development through time? Vejle ByLab has developed a prototype in collaboration with us.

 

We created a dynamic extra layer on top of an existing model of Vejle. By means of projectors and an urban soundscape the city's development is visualised at different eras and shows how future climate changes and a sea level rise combined with a flood could affect the city.

 

We wanted to add an extra dimension and an interactive layer to the physical model, so the visitors could interact with it at get a new experience and understanding of Vejle. In addition, we created a flood event as a surprise. It was intended as a gimmick, but at the same time it is an impressive story of the climate changes we are facing.

Jakob Østergaard, Architect and Planner, Municipality of Vejle

Cases / Digital Urban Renewal

Nedenfor kan du se udvalgte cases, som vi har løst inden for ydelset Digital Urban Renewal

Cases / Architecture and design

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Cases / Citizen involvement

Nedenfor kan du se udvalgte cases, som vi har løst inden for ydelset Citizen involvement

Cases / Urban development

Nedenfor kan du se udvalgte cases, som vi har løst inden for ydelset Urban development

Contact us if you want to explore how technology can contribute to urban development in the future!

Contact
Team Leader Interactive Spaces CPH - Architect MAA
+45 61 70 95 06
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