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Smart Design for Smart City, an RSE project to train technology designer

Smart Design for Smart City, an RSE project to train technology designer

A year of work. An ambitious goal: to train young designers on the topic of Smart City. SD4SC is a project of Octagon and RSE.

Smart design for Smart cities, in short SD4SC. An idea, a concept, a training project to provide growth opportunities for Italian companies. RSE is a major participant in the project, thanks to the expertise and know-how on smart city that is developed with several research projects underway focused, among others, on the issues of energy efficiency, smart grids, sustainable mobility and home automation.
The idea is to promote a dialogue between the world of scientific research and that of design, urban planning and architectural design. To project wants to configure a language that will become common in the world of design as well in research. The project was launched at the “Salone del Mobile” in Milan April 17 to 22 with an installation e-QBO in the center of Milan designed to start a dialogue and discussion on practical issues of smart cities.
A stand-alone installation but integrated into the city, able to offer tangible insights. e-QBO is off-scale contemporary architecture, a cube of 5 meters per side, thrown like a nut in the city center, able to integrate with the existing historical background without losing its own identity. A black box that during a year of the project SD4SC will be filled with content whose will be presented in the edition of the Salone del Mobile 2013.
Octagon, promoter of the project, together with RSE, which provides the most current technical knowledge and research in progress, wants to pass on knowledge and skills through targeted workshops. A group of designers, architects, designers and artists cross their operational background, creating new skills and visions for the future of the city.
The primary objective of the project is to produce results for the smart city: for this all stems from a symbolic element, futuristic, but tangible. e-QBO allows us to understand at a glance the meaning of a smart city and integration that lies ahead in the cities of urban elements, architecture, new features and consolidated, integrated into the fabric of the town. In fact, a smart city can be read as an organization in search of a synthesis and a balance between network energy, information and services.