“ItsasArte-MiramArt”, a smart work of art

The Miramar Tunnel in San Sebastián is to become an interactive work of art by the artist Victor Goikoetxea. Besides jointly financing the architectural project alongside Angulas Aguinaga, LurGen and San Sebastián City Council, Igarle has created the so-called Smart Dive project that will lend a certain intelligence to the piece and a real ability to interact with the public.

The commitment made by Igarle to technologies related to information analysis and Smart Cities – this time applied to the field of tourism and art – led the company to jointly finance the unique “ItsasArte-MiramArt” project. The piece will be installed in the pedestrian tunnel of the Miramar seafront promenade in San Sebastián and seeks to bring the sea to the only part of the entire promenade from where the sea cannot be seen.

Within the framework of the year in which San Sebastián is the 2016 European Capital of Culture and a commitment to Smart Cities, “Smart Dive” has been created in partnership with Igarle – a way to actively involve visitors in the art or place they are visiting. Through “Smart Dive”, Igarle has sought to wrap the artwork by Victor Goikoetxea in a layer of smart technology. Thanks to this smart technology, the piece now also listens to its visitors rather than only speaking to them.

By designing and integrating similar information sources, we managed to recreate an environment that provides spaces for citizen participation, transparency, interaction and energy sustainability. As an enhancement of its own expression and concept, the work thus offers technological immersion into a digital ecosystem that contains and reflects the reality of its surroundings.

In short, Igarle has designed an innovative Smart Art addition (Smart Dive) that provides our city with a unique and exclusive space. A place with a life of its own to continue innovating in the future.

A flexible and sustainable legacy.


Diario Vasco: http://www.diariovasco.com/san-sebastian/201604/13/miramart-paseo-subacuatico-tunel-20160413134705.html