Munich Airport hosts the Smart Living exhibition in Terminal 2, Level 04 until January 31, 2020. Bayern Design, the center of competency for design sponsored by the State of Bavaria, is presenting the new exhibition.
The Smart Living exhibition is all about where and how people live: Our homes should be efficiently networked, but must also be a comfortable space that protects our privacy. Making this a reality will require holistic ideas, high-performance communications channels and innovative design concepts. Along with smart devices developed for intelligent houses, the exhibition presents the latest trends from the internet of things (IoT) as well as concepts for innovative and sustainable neighborhoods and homes, both in urban and rural settings. Smart Living is the fifth and final exhibition in the series “Bayern Design – Lifestyles of the Future”.
Among the featured exhibits is the UPSIDE sustainability project, which is working to create a self-sufficient community in the Siebentischwald district in Augsburg. This car-free area is adapted to its natural surroundings, with open spaces set aside for agriculture and fields. Houses are built using regional materials, with greenhouses on the ground floor and greenery on the walls and roofs. In all of the housing, a sophisticated energy concept is implemented with sustainable insulation and natural heat sinks. For the urban environment, “büro für bauform”, a design office in Nuremberg, has created PlantHouse. It is based on the principle of sustainability and changing lifestyles in response to climate change. But not all great ideas have to be big: With the Plantcube by Agrilution (Munich), people can enjoy their very own futuristic design garden in their own kitchen. In a glass box the size of a small cupboard, they can grow herbs or lettuce in bowls, producing a fresh and healthy harvest all year round. The starting point for iHaus, developed by the company with the same name in Unterföhring, was the desire to implement smart networking in building systems. Another concept for combining multiple functions in a single unit was created by S. Siedle & Söhne OHG, a manufacturer of interior communication technology from Furtwangen. Smart systems exist for home heating, too – for example the one designed by EBERLE CONTROLS from Nuremberg. Another technology becoming increasingly common in smart households is robotics. The automated Roxxter vacuum cleaner by Bosch uses an intelligent system to keep the entire home clean. Controlled with a smartphone or tablet, the Roxxter –designed by BRANDIS Industrial Design in Nuremberg – can even clean individual rooms and respond to voice commands.
LabCampus – the unique innovation campus at Munich Airport – provides the perfect environment for smart living spaces, innovators and experts, global players, hidden champions and outstanding young companies. All under one roof, benefiting from the most modern of environments, companies and experts can jointly develop innovative solutions, products and services and present them directly to an audience on their doorstep: an international transport hub. LabCampus will combine working worlds with sports and wellness facilities as well as restaurant and event concepts.