The Smart Block is a dense city node concentrating innovators, transport, machines and infrastructure in one place. It enables to unlock development beyond the twentieth century segregation of industrial land from city life in so much as it aims to transform the perception of contemporary production through the innovative architectural resolution of its envelope.
The envelope of the Smart Block becomes an active interface for both human and non-human factors. In parallel to its ability to actively control fluid dynamics and environmental exchanges it is an active element for the reconfiguration of spaces and perceptions. This becomes not only necessary in terms of its public acceptance which leads to real estate value, but also for architecture to be able to communicate and adequately reflect and attract values and lifestyles of its future users.