The world’s largest exhibit spotlighting sustainable urban development is at the core of London’s new technology and innovation center, the Crystal, created by the German corporation Siemens AG.
Siemens’ new crystal-shaped building in East London showcases the cities of the future. The crystal-shaped glass structure will open to the public on September 29 when visitors will get their first look at cities envisioned as they might be in the year 2050. Looking ahead to the urban future, the Crystal showcases a wide variety of opportunities and concrete solutions.
Located in the Borough of Newham, at the historic Royal Victoria Docks, the Crystal is part of the redevelopment of East London, a formerly run-down industrial area reconstructed for the 2012 Summer Olympic Games.
The Crystal is the first and largest of three Centers of Competence Cities Siemens is building. The center in London offers Siemens experts and external professionals a platform for conducting research and exchanging ideas. Two smaller centers are planned for Shanghai and Washington in the coming years.