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BNP Paribas Real Estate presents Innovation Street to illustrate future of connected buildings

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Thanks to digitalisation, the way we imagine cities is rapidly changing. In order to illustrate its involvement in creating the connected buildings of tomorrow, BNP Paribas Real Estate has launched its own “Innovation Street,” a first look at office buildings of the future. This innovation laboratory also enables BNP Paribas Real Estate to test and measure the impact and usefulness of these innovations for company's performance in real time with the building’s occupiers.

Connected Buildings: BNP Paribas Real Estate presents Innovation Street

It’s no secret that digitalisation is rapidly transforming the way we conceive cities. Every aspect of the buildings of tomorrow is rapidly evolving with the arrival of new working methods and tools. In order to illustrate, it’s commitment to transforming cities, BNP Paribas Real Estate created Innovation Street, an immersive experience that allows users to take a first look at office buildings of the future. The project is one of many set to highlight the company’s vision for tomorrow’s cities as a partner of French IoT, a programme developed by La Poste group and dedicated to the Internet of Services.

The connected buildings of tomorrow

The working world is changing and so are clients’ expectations for their buildings. Well-being and environmental impact are quickly becoming essential to future projects as companies adapt to employees seeking more freedom, flexibility and services from their workplaces. These changes are intrinsically linked to productivity and occupier happiness and that means the buildings of the future must consider user experience and quality of life in adding new technological innovations. The question clients are facing more and more is: How can a building become a service? To respond, BNP Paribas Real Estate turns from considering Internet of Things (IoT) to Internet of Services, connecting objects and providing services to enhance wellbeing and performance for occupiers.

In line with its desire to develop innovation in the sector of connected buildings and participate in the emerging technologies therein, BNP Paribas Real Estate has decided to maximise the connectivity of future projects. With the help of partners like La Poste and Legrand’s “Celiane with Netatmo,” the company will be able to reach its goal of proposing the first connected building in France and offer new innovative services to occupiers via Apple’s Homekit and La Poste’s digital hub.

In addition, the company has begun experimenting with “smart offices,” in its own headquarters at Issy les Moulineaux, a business district near Paris, where the company has designed spaces to inspire creativity around new technology for the “smart cities” of the future.

"BNP Paribas Real Estate is at the heart of "open innovation," going beyond what we know and rethinking the city to become more flexible, with mixed used spaces, sustainable energy use through innovative technologies in connected buildings to attract and retain young talent. Innovation Street showcases some of the best projects to come out of our experiments in connected real estate."

                                                         Kevin Cardona, Head of Innovation, BNP Paribas Real Estate

 

Innovation Street tour: Creating an Open Plan Haven (step by step)

Innovation Street aims to represent the building as a service for occupiers, where connectivity aims to enhance user experience and comfort in workspaces. From environmental sensors that help manage noise levels, to a room reservation app to facilitate meeting organisation. Learn more, below.

Use the domino button to manipulate surrounding acoustics and lights to improve productivity and well-being in shared offices.

Use the domino button to manipulate surrounding acoustics and lights to improve productivity and well-being in shared offices.

 

Use the sound level monitor to manage noise. Accompanying lamp will change in brightness depending on noise-levels.

Use the sound level monitor to manage noise. Accompanying lamp will change in brightness depending on noise-levels.

Use the air purifier to ventilate workspaces and decrease internal air pollution while lowering energy costs.

Use the air purifier to ventilate workspaces and decrease internal air pollution while lowering energy costs.

Use the Mapwize application to reserve meeting rooms in real time and optimise workspaces.

Use the Mapwize application to reserve meeting rooms in real time and optimise workspaces.