e-QBO is one of the most smart city oriented projects that you can find around. And it is already real and working!
e-QBO, designed Romolo Stanco, is an off-grid island that is autonomous from the energetic side and that is able to offer services to the city and the citizens.
It is a piece of future in the contemporary city.
An out of scale architecture able to give concrete life to concepts such as smart cities, off-grid, adaptive progjects.
e-QBO can be used in many different ways thanks to the energy that it generates and that is given back to the city in the form of services, such as creating a meeting point, and info-point, a café, a shop…or even an art gallery, as it happened at Innovation Cloud last week.
Moreover, it a free wi-fi hot-spot and a charging point for electric and electronical devices.
SD4SC.com hosts all the information about it and about Smart design for Smart Cities, a project in which designers and researcher are involved in order to develop the city of the future. e-QBO is the first expression of it, as also the Italian newspaper La Repubblica tells.
As Romolo Stanco well resumes in an interview (http://youtu.be/fBSEFQ8_jik), innovation, research and future, but with an actual and working concreteness that you cannot find elsewhere.