The Danish capital placed first in a recent global ‘smart’ cities index . But in Copenhagen, technology is first and foremost at work to enhance the pleasure of life.
Sweden’s capital has committed itself to become fossil fuel free by 2040. First imperative: to decarbonise transport.
Electric vehicles demand new sales channels, especially given that their target ownership is first and foremost city-dwellers. In Sweden, Renault has recently opened a store in one of the capital’s shopping malls. It’s an example that is already being emulated.
Cardiff University in Wales, has awarded a contract worth 134 million euros to Bouygues UK, the British subsidiary of France’s Bouygues Construction, to build two high-tech centres on the site of a disused railway yard. Designed by architecture practices Hawkins Brown and HOK, construction on the project will begin in September.
One hundred tenants live in a building constructed to their own design that prioritises communal spaces and community living. A concept to emulate.
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Following in the footsteps of Arne Jacobsen, considered the father of Danish functionalism and Jørn Utzon, designer of the celebrated Sydney Opera House, comes a new generation of Danish architects who are remodelling Copenhagen and raising their international profile.
With Denmark’s capital continuing to attract more young people and families, the municipality’s urban planners must abide by strict constraints. Because the city has committed to becoming carbon neutral by 2025.
There was little French representation at the third IoT Tech Expo Global 2018 event, held in Britain’s capital on 18-19 April. Aside from the Internet of Things itself, the event focussed heavily on technological innovations in the fields of blockchain and artificial intelligence, which took centre stage to the detriment of Smart Cities.
France’s Valeo and Germany’s Bosch are piloting driverless parking solutions that will make manual parking a thing of the past. The technology is a first step on the road to autonomous driving.
Use of reclaimed materials, natural colours and minimalism, all rooted in the local surroundings: the two Icelandic architect-designers behind Minarc are imprinting their style on Santa Monica
French operator is main shareholder in start-up revolutionising transport ticketing payments.
An autonomous minibus – the EZ10, operated by France’s Easymile – is now carrying passengers in the small town of Bad Birnbach. Deutsche Bahn intends to trial a similar vehicle in Hamburg next year.