The large-scale and interactive 3D Google Earth display of Paris’ planning, is an impressive means of communicating details about areas that are under development through 2020. The 37 square meter display at the Paris Center for Architecture and Urbanism replaces a physical model with an evolving and interactive aerial and 3D model view of the area being developed.
The central simultaneous viewing of 40 screens of synchronous Google Earth are controlled by four multi-touch screens. The experience is a higher definition view of Paris via the import of higher resolution imagery for the entire metropolitan region. The interactive display was developed in part by Google, with technology from JCDecaux and End Point and design partners ultranoir.
Here’s a video of the Paris Metropole 2020 under construction. You can also download a KML file to view yourself in Google Earth.