The cities we live within are shaped by their architecture, they create the spaces we live in and set the backdrop for where we work and play. They’re a cultural symbol and historical reference. Historically, whilst architecture has evolved, most buildings today are still managed like it’s the 1950s.
So how do we get buildings to join the rest of us in the 21st Century? Investa Property Group is a leader in real estate development and place-making and is now breaking new ground in the area of technology. They’ve partnered together with an Australian technology company named Willow to make a building that holds both beauty and brains. Willow’s technology is enabling their new flagship building, 60 Martin Place, to become the smartest skyscraper in the Sydney skyline and is a sign of things to come for the whole real estate industry.
Willow’s vision is to create a new category of digitally enabled portfolios powered by intelligent, virtual replicas of the built form called digital twins. Drawing on geospatial, static and live operating data, the WillowTwin™ platform creates actionable insights that can transform the operation of buildings and how occupants and users experience these assets. Willow’s solution goes beyond connecting and managing IoT devices by modelling the relationship and interactions between people, places, and devices.