Smart solar tree in Trikala city (Greece)

Year of implementation: 
2015
Added value of technology: 
Enhance publicness
Increase performance of public open spaces
Increase the production & co-creation of public open spaces
Technology applied: 
Position informatics
Sensory informatics
Synergetic interface
Typology of open spaces: 
Squares
Short description: 

A smart tree in the central square of the Trikala city in Greece.
The branches of this smart tree, called “δεντρο”, are solar panels collecting solar energy to charge devices. At its trunk there is connected a touch screen that can be used for getting information about the city, or in order to surf the internet (using a free municipal Wi-Fi), open maps of the area, and even make skype calls, as it also offers headphones. At the same time, the benches that surround it offer sockets and USB ports so visitors can charge electronic devices (e.g. mobile phones, tables, etc.) and motorized wheelchairs. Finally, a camera that is connected to the tree, allows to take selfies.

Why is it relevant as Cyberpark: 

It contains all elements of cyberpark (technology, people, space). It is a high-tech furniture, available to the public that is located in a public open space (the central square of the city)

People involved in the project: 

Designed and constructed by “Rotoras” company from Trikala.

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