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Augmented Reality Application Avalinn AR - Tallinn

City / Region

Tallinn (Estonia)

In a nutshell

The purpose of the smart app is to enable the citizens of Tallinn to experience the landscape architecture solution of the Pollinator Highway via augmented reality. This is the first time in Estonia that a smart application has been created for this purpose. 

Murals that are painted on the end walls of the garages at the Pollinator Highway hide a virtual information layer, which can be seen through a specially developed augmented reality application Avalinn AR. There are a total of 4 wall paintings: "Species Richness", "Sustainable Mobility", "Reuse of Garages" and "Leisure Activities".

By pointing your smart device at a mural, the visions of the Pollinator Highway come to life. One can get acquainted with the insect and plant species in the area, get a glimpse of the future open-air activities and also get an overview where the movement corridors for cyclists and a prospective tramline is planned. 

What makes the service user-centric?
The insect path project plays an important role in testing the application possibilities of virtual and augmented reality.

These technologies have several advantages in their use in planning. A smart application based on augmented reality technology can draw the attention of city residents to the spatial experience and user experience of the proposed vision.
What impact has the service had?
Avalinn AR, Estonia's first app combining urban planning and augmented reality, introduces Putukaväila's vision for the future in North Tallinn, but it's planned to use in other city development projects as well.
How was the service co-created?
App was developed involving many stakeholders and local citizens next to Pollinator Highway, where approximately 40% of the citizens of Tallinn live within 30 minutes walking distance.


How user-centric is this service?
Average: 3.7 (3 votes)