On September 22 and 23, we participated in the Expo For Public Space; in Utrecht, Holland. This fair offered a common ground for professionals interested in smarts, sustainable, and future-proof cities.

In this meeting, we have been able to meet more than 600 professionals and projects with whom we shared concerns about public space with a sustainable perspective on the future. It has been a meeting point for designs and experiences in the fields of sports, games, and recreation, lighting, sustainability, urban furniture, paving, architecture and landscape design, subsoil, advice, and management, all under the criterion “cities smart, sustainable and futureproof”. Utrecht, and the Netherlands in general, is known for being a pioneer in sustainability. The Netherlands is a country with its personality, which is committed to renewable energy projects, such as Zon-op-Zee. This innovative project translates as The sun in the sea, being explicit with its objective: to obtain energy from solar panels located in the sea. Utrecht, and the Netherlands in general, is known for being a pioneer in sustainability, a lover of bicycles, and a constant promoter of the use in her country; for the health of its citizens, and, in turn, to minimize the carbon footprint and decongest the city. The Netherlands is a country with its personality, which is committed to renewable energy projects, such as Zon-op-Zee. This innovative project translates as The sun in the sea, being explicit with its objective: to obtain energy from solar panels located in the sea.

After months of working on the Solar Hub, the Siarq team has shown their complete experience. The objective is twofold, on the one hand, to publicize the Solar Hub project, under the slogan Data as Service, to the professionals of the fair, and, on the other, to soak up and inspire us with its innovative knowledge.

Furthermore, the operation was showed and explained with the complete experience. The Solar Hub service is made by an infrastructure part, with points of detection and control of environmental data, and a platform developed, called Urban Brain.  This complete analysis gives environmental and acoustic data and, in turn, sunlight. The data makes us know the reality of the air in the area in which we live and allows us to make decisions to improve the characteristics of the air, and, consequently, of life. At Siarq, we understand Solar Hub and Urban Brain as a service that goes further its light function. We are talking about it as a service that offers the quality of life of the neighborhood, the community, and the city where it is, thus speaking of connotations of self-care, comfort, and, ultimately, human.

The main objective is to promote environmental awareness of the air, a central aspect for the growth of sustainable cities, and the healing of the articulation of the social and neighborhood fabric of the city’s neighborhoods. For its development, Solar Hub has the participation of a team of designers, engineers, and environmentalists, recognizing the pedagogical aspect in its determination and, at the same time, promoting and fulfilling national and state goals aligned with the objectives of sustainable development (ODS).

Siarq in Expo for Public Space 2021.
Siarq in Expo for Public Space 2021.

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