Reimagining the Office

Carlo Ratti's take on the post-pandemic workplace

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Sardegna, Italy


The opportunity to redesign the whole system of shelters for the regional transportation network of Sardegna, is at first sight the simper design of street furniture, but is also an unique opportunity to reconfigure the space relationship between the public service, the citizen and urban space.

The Pensilina Unica project outlines a new system of poles and shelters that are “intelligent”: capable of collecting information on the surrounding environment and redistributing it to the public through an intuitive and immediate medium. The result is a new travel experience, which makes public transport more efficient, competitive and, above all, interactive: the goal is to make waiting for a bus (often long and grueling) an experiential activity. An efficient public service may, in a region where the transport is mainly by road, improve the overall road network, both urban and suburban.

CREDITS Pensilina Unica, a project by Carlo Ratti Associati (project designer). Team: Carlo Ratti Associati (project designer): Carlo Ratti, Alberto Bottero (project leader)