Current status Ongoing (January 2020 / December 2020)
Funding programme EU Horizon 2020 EIT Digital
Project budget €563.406 (Labsimurb budget €214.991)
Keywords Augmented Reality, Experiential Simulation, Co-Creation, Urban Design
AR4CUP « Augmented Reality for Collaborative Urban Planning »
Project Overview – 2020
AR4CUP-2020 project is part of H2020 EIT Digital (Digital Cities) EU Project. While AR4CUP-2019 goal is to pre-assess urban design projects from the final users’ perspective, the AR4CUP-2020 enables the analysis and assessment of the district-community existing context starting from citizens’ perceptions. Indeed, the service will enable an up-to-date overview of a district-community through the eyes of citizens, the major experts of their neighborhood. The app will answer Real Estate, Architectural Firms, and Public Administrations’s need to assess the district socio-urban condition in order to define a proper design brief before investing. The AR4CUP-2020 speeds up design briefing\conception, saving costs and time, and it leads to contextually based solutions while generating the first engagement on the urban project, thus reducing the risk of failure. Citizens will be involved in the process from the very beginning (virtuous circle – 3P model).
The app is grounded on the achievements of the previous year from the technical and contents perspective: it is its natural development. The contents shift from the design solution appraisal (AR4CUP-2019) to today’s condition appraisal (AR4CUP-2020) for informing investments and design conception. Variables will be (at least partially) consistent for allowing the comparison of users’ perception before (today condition) and after the design project (future condition). The app is based on a human-centered design approach and favors an inclusive urban transformation process.
Team, partners, and stakeholders
The partners involved are: Artefacto (FR), Politecnico di Milano with Laboratorio di Simulazione Urbana Fausto Curti, VTT and Covivio, Sitowise, City of Evran, Rennes Metropole.
LABSIMURB TEAM \ Barbara Piga (POLIMI coordinator), responsible for the co-design methodology for urban design applications, and the app mockup
Team: Marco Boffi, Silvia Cacciamatta, Giulio Faccenda, Nicola Rainisio, Gabriele Stancato
Research Structure: Laboratorio di Simulazione Urbana Fausto Curti
Pilot Case Study Application \ “Experiencing Città Studi”
Pilot Case Study Application \ “Experiencing The SIGN”
The December 2020 “Experiencing the SIGN” event, focused on The SIGN project, is the first pilot case study application of the AR4CUP-2020 European Project.
The SIGN is an innovative business district developed by Covivio and designed by Progetto CMR. It transforms the 1950s industrial area in the Moncucco neighborhood into an innovative accelerator for large companies.
During the event “Experiencing THE SIGN”, the AR4CUP app will enable the analysis and assessment of the district-community existing context and the design solution appraisal from the participants’ perspective. The AR4CUP app will be used in the Virtual Reality mode. The analysis will be based on the Experiential Environmental Impact Assessment – exp-EIA© method.
[Copyright BOIP N. 123453 – 06.05.2020 – B.Piga, M.Boffi, N.Rainisio]
A larger “Experiencing The Sign” event presenting the project will be held in Spring 2021.
Milano Digital Week \ “Experiencing the City of Today and Tomorrow“
News, outputs and other materials
AR4CUP 2019 Pilot Case Study Application “Experiencing VITAE“
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under the grant agreement EIT Digital 2019 AR4CUP | Augmented Reality for Collaborative Urban Planning – The sole responsibility of this publication lies with the author. The European Union is not responsible for any use that may be made of the information contained therein.