The smart city district was a collaborative studio, taught by Vicente Guallart, a vising professor from the smart city of Barcelona, Spain. He is the former chief architect of the city and his expertise is focused on smart cities. The studio concentrated on reinventing the Miami design district, and making it “mart”. The 12-student studio was divided in pairs to reserach and design based on six main topics: food, matter, energy, environment, mobility and social interaction.
My topic of research was social interaction. The first phase of the project was focused on research and data analysis. Phase two was dedicated for design and solutions. It is worth mentioning that the studio required us to visit the smart city expo 2015, and a workshop at the IAAC, in the city of Barcelona.
Collaboration: Hongyang wang
location: Miami Design District, Miami, FL