World Economic Forum Annual Meeting

Davos, Switzerland
22-26 Jan 2019

Future Urban Mobility Symposium 2019

28-29 Jan 2019



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.


We designed two proposals for “The Edge.”

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