AR4CUP 2020 H2020

Current status  Completed (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’ need to assess the district’s 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 – 4P model). 

The app is grounded on the achievements of the previous year from the technical and content 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’ perceptions before (today’s 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

AR4CUP (commercially CitySense) Events

Pilot Case Study Application \ “Experiencing Città Studi”

One of the first pilot case study application of the AR4CUP app, developed during the 2020 European Project, “Experiencing Città Studi” assessed citizens’ perceptions of Città Studi neighborhood’s current condition by collecting feedback from final users of POLIMI. 

News, outputs, and other materials

AR4CUP won the LAVAL AWARD EUROPE 2021 (23rd edition) as the best project of the “Service” category as XR4CUP!!!

Video presenting the AR4CUP 2020 project


AR4CUP 2019

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.