We are delighted and honored to announce that Hush City has been awarded an Honorary Mention in the Category Excellence, within the context of the 2019 PRIX BLOXHUB INTERACTIVE for projects and ideas which are aimed at making urban space more “liveable using digital technology”.
In total the open call received 122 ideas and of those the prestigious jury – consisting of Carlo Ratti (MIT), Helle Søholt (Gehl Architects), Gerfried Stoecker (Ars Electronica), Kaj Grønbæk (Aarhus University), Indy Johar (00 Architects), Natalie Mossin (UN), Marius Sylvestersen (City of Copenhagen) – chose 2 winners and granted 8 honorary mentions.
Hush City along with the winners and the other honorary mentions are featured in the PRIX BLOXHUB INTERACTIVE’s website and the projects will be exhibited at the 2019 Ars Electronica Festival in Linz (Austria) on 5-9 September 2019.
The winners and the honorary mentions were also awarded at the BLOXHUB Conference, which took place in Copenhagen on 21-22 May 2019. Because Antonella was in New York for the research stay and she could not attend the conference, we thought to celebrate the award, dedicating this newsletter to feature the winners and the honorary mentions!
The followings are the honorary mentions and the winners, as reported in the PRIX BLOXHUB INTERACTIVE’s website.
HUSH CITY APP
Category Excellence, Honorary Mention
Is a noisy city liveable? The Hush City project takes inspiration from citizen science and uses the free Hush City app to involve people in the identification and evaluation of urban quiet areas. Hush City uses technology as a means to increase the knowledge about actual noise conditions in cities, and empowers citizens in defining their liveable urban spaces.
GROW YOUR OWN CLOUD
Grow your own cloud explores how reforming human associations with seemingly abstract and immaterial data, can create opportunities for more liveable urban environments. It does this by reimagining the cloud, creating new relationships with data by storing data nature’s way, in the DNA of plants.
PHI – YOUR INTERFACE TO PEER-TO-PEER ENERGY
Phi Collective helps community leaders go from having no culture of dealing with electricity, to possessing the tools and knowledge to share energy, accelerate new alternative energy sources, and take control of their own development improving their living conditions.
The purpose of the concept is to create space for homelessness in the city scape, this entails both a physical place and room for dialogue. This is done through an app for shelter staff, an app for the homeless and a light installation.
HYBRID URBAN ECOSYSTEMS AND ITS GREEN PATHWAYS: UNCOVERING THE HIDDEN CAPABILITIES OF THE CITY’S ROOFSCAPES
This project provides an interactive mapping platform, that explores the unused agricultural capabilities of the roofscape. By promoting a way of envisioning the city across its different layers of complexity, the idea is to look at the rooftop agriculture as a possible driver for social and environmental sustainability.
They have designed a solution that makes it possible for individuals to access games and training equipments on site 24/7 and to connect with other people around playful outdoor experiences.
Parklet App is a project based registration app, combining GPS and Open Data, where citizens via Augmented reality can draft and suggest new proposals for temporary design of a public space.
DIGITAL GARDEN LAB – DIGITALLY AUGMENTED EDIBLE URBAN LANDSCAPES
Digital Garden Lab is researching new methods of urban food production and community engagement facilitated by digital augmentation.
Category Excellence, Winner
Mapple’s urban intelligence software helps city planners use data to better understand the area they are planning to develop, predict the impact of their developments and make sure they change the lives of the residents for the better.
Category Concept, Winner
The broader project has been developed in an interdisciplinary team and investigates closely linked symbiotic relationships between robots and natural plants, to produce new living spaces.
Did you enjoy the projects and ideas for making our cities more liveable?
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Quiet regards from Berlin!
The Hush City Mobile Lab Team