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RAPID 3D model of Dudullu Metro Station (Istanbul)
The new Istanbul Mobility Lab within the Dudullu Metro Station specialized on the theme of future mobility to design and create solutions to the city’s existing transportation and mobility problems with citizens and entrepreneurs. The Dudullu Metro Station will be in 2022, which fits very well to this RAPID 3D model project because the 3D model of the station and the Mobility Lab can be assessed virtually already from 2021 and onwards.
Prototyping in 3D to support city decision making and citizen engagement around changes and interventions to the built environment.
Solution proposed, focus area
The RAPID 3D modeling approach to Dudullu Metro station in Istanbul was applied, to engage with different stakeholder groups in 2021 before the station and Mobility Lab are open.
The City of Istanbul has done important prior work regarding citizen behavioral profiles, to reflect the diverse communities across the city. Based on these citizen behavioral profiles, avatars will be created for the simulation moving through the digital space. The vision and the strategy of the model aim to be aligned to the local settings and link real-life citizen profiles and their needs to the project in an inclusive, democratic and open perspective. These pedestrian avatars controlled by Artificial Intelligence behavioral scripts, will use a UNITY-based solution that could also allow users to make dynamic changes to the design of the spatial area according to the AI-controlled behavior profiles. The RAPID 3D model will allow such changes to the model area within a matter of minutes and hours and the new proposal can then be tested with the different stakeholders. The process for identifying these characteristics will be an iterative process and valuable to identify potential blockages or “pinch points” and give opportunities to use this for citizen engagement.
- Citizens from the local area and beyond.
- People within the city who have expertise in urban planning, smart cities, and similar domains.
Main activities / milestones
Creating several design options of the spatial area according to the AI-controlled Avatars behavior profiles. Using the RAPID 3D model to engage with cycle users of the metro station and to visualize how to get to the Mobility Lab from the station entrance. This RAPID 3D model can be made available in various formats, such as video, 3D on a screen, or using VR headsets for a more immersive experience.
- Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (IMM) (project lead)
- PixelMill Ltd.
- The RAPID 3D model is available in various forms to reach different audiences
- Demonstration of the live model hosted in the cloud
- Explore Dudullu Metro station – all levels from Ground to Mobility lab
- Live model can be accessed remotely in web browser or shared with various stakeholders via web-conferencing facilities
- The 3D model can be extended to other future stories as they are identified
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