Project information
Situation-aware OrchestratioN of AdapTive Architecture (SONATA)

Project Identification
Project Period
1/2024 - 12/2027
Investor / Pogramme / Project type
European Union
MU Faculty or unit
Faculty of Economics and Administration
Cooperating Organization
Institute of Postgraduate Education in Medicine Prague
Universita degli Studi di Perugia
Technion - Israel Institute of Technology

The majority of workers express dissatisfaction with their shared workplace design, which harms their health, wellbeing, productivity and social relations. So-called ‘adaptive’ workplace technologies try to manage these health risks by automating a wide range of architectural building services. However, there is severe lack of concrete evidence on how the short- and longer-term impact of such adaptive architectural technologies on health and wellbeing can be objectively measured, and then become benchmarked and optimized for a variety of hybrid workplace contexts.
SONATA therefore aims to generate evidence-based recommendations on the use of architectural adaptation as technological intervention that can benefit human health and well-being in the workplace. Firstly, SONATA aims to measure, quantify and increase the range of health and well-being benefits of the separate and combined effects of state-of-the-art architectural adaptations on four different building shearing layers. Secondly, SONATA will generate empirical knowledge on how these multiple co-located adaptations can be intertwined together so that their health and wellbeing impact is greater than the sum of the separate layers. Lastly, SONATA investigates how these positive effects can become equitably negotiated between the varying - and often conflicting - work situations that must co-exist in a shared workplace.
To ensure the resulting recommendations are feasible, easily adoptable and cost-effective to implement, SONATA will involve the pro-active participation and critical analysis from a well-considered selection of key target group representatives, such as workers, OSH-responsibilities, OEM and OHP experts, architects, workplace organisation innovators, adaptive technology manufacturers, and building certification consultants.

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Sustainable Development Goal No.  8 – Decent work and economic growth Sustainable Development Goal No.  17 – Partnerships for the goals

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