Spain

VRPolis, Diving into the Future

With thousands of sensors that monitor things such as air pollution, noise and temperature, the smart city of Santander uses technology to improve urban life and the environment. Inspired by its success, VRPolis, Diving into the Future asks what a smart city could be capable of 100 years from now. An immersive 360-degree virtual-reality film imagines how medium-sized towns of the future could harness new technologies to make improvements in the fields of energy, mobility, connectivity, habitat, architecture, water and waste. This project shows prospective and possible sustainable futures based on emerging trends. It is a practical tool and could play an inspirational role for inventors and innovators.

Administering Body: Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport
Design Team: Dimeloami Productions, María Levene
Curator: Maite Cantón
Supporting Bodies: Viesgo; Santander City Hall; Official College of Cantabrian Architects (COACAN); inMediaStudio; experience powered by HTC VIVE

Photo: Ed Reeve