Augmented reality is providing a new method of engaging stakeholders and demonstrating the reality of future plans. We are using it to project lifelike holograms of future structures into existing environments. As such, stakeholders are much more capable of grasping the implications of a design. Our holograms are bringing stakeholders together and speeding decision-making. In the future we will be able to enhance and modify them on the spot, based on stakeholder feedback.
An example of the use of these tools in a project during 2019/20 was the visualisation of a proposed installation of three wind turbines on an industrial estate in the Municipality of Harderwijk in the Netherlands. An event took place enabling inhabitants of Harderwijk to visualise the future view of the turbines from their own streets.