Barcelona Open City Biennial

Barcelona, Spain
18 Oct 2018

City Street Conference

Beirut, Lebanon
31 October 2018



Brisbane, Australia


A new idea for Brisbane: the DIGITAL(sub)TROPICAL or the theory of a union between climate and technology that allows for the global phenomena of working freely outdoors.

While based in Brisbane and exploring the DIGITAL(sub)TROPICAL theme, we developed a brief and some design proposals for a DIGITAL(sub)TROPICAL space.


The site for this responsive work environment was “The Edge,” a unique space, adjacent to the State Library of Queensland and facing the city center. The goals for the design were developed through the above research and a desire to create design ideas that could be replicated elsewhere in the city and state as well as a unique outdoor working experience that would attract the world’s creative minds to Brisbane.


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CREDITS carlorattiassociati in collaboration with MIT Senseable City Lab, Carlo Ratti, Giovanni de Niederhausern (project leader)