A Sustainable Cities Initiative by Siemens
Monitoring technology enables us to spot crimes before they take place, detect them quickly and capture criminals. Protecting the City challenges the visitor to set up a smart surveillance system, and then use it to find a suspect package in a busy airport.
With growing number of people using public spaces, it is increasingly important to keep large groups of people safe. Monitoring crowds enables us to understand where problems can occur and how to prevent them. The Crowd Control exhibit simulates a couple of scenarios where overcrowding can be dangerous, and challenges the visitor to make changes to the environments to prevent crowd congestion before it happens.
Unexpected incidents and emergencies are commonplace in all urban environments. How can smart systems be used to improve the emergency responses that are despatched on a daily basis? Rapid Response is a one or two player game where the main player tries to respond to incidents as quickly as they can.
A sustainable city is a complex system of interrelated parts; planning and managing a city requires making a significant number of critical decisions. Understanding cities lets the visitor explore these interdependences using real data from New York City in a simple and intuitive way.
Land Design Studio
A suite of interactive music pods where visitors can get tuition and play along with their favourite artists on an instrument of their choice.
Interactive Timelines covering 1945 to the present day span the outer walls of the circular exhibition space which is split into 6 musical eras, each with it's own space coming off the central core.