An efficient space, sustainable and humane define the characteristics of Virto, a technological development carried out by Axiare Patrimonio, in collaboration with the innovation consultancy Opinno, which aspires to become the first 'smart' office building, with IoT connectivity, Artificial intelligence and a virtual assistant, among other features.

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Around six million euros has invested Axiare Heritage in the development of a new 'smart' office building concept, called Virto Building. Located in the Madrid town of Alcobendas, This space has more than 17.000 m2 gross leasable area, that will be marketed Cushman & Wakefield, and will be certified to the LEED Gold sustainability standard.

An ambitious project devised by this company to turn this building into a virtual entity with an assistant at the service of users, that will allow them to manage the day to day in the office through the mobile or giving orders by voice.

The redesign of the Virto Building, made together with the architecture studio Arq2gether, will be completed in the spring of 2018, and the name and visual identity of the Virto virtual assistant, Created by the branding consultancy Summa, It will be up and running from next October, according to data provided by Axiare, that wants to turn it into the first office building on the market equipped with a virtual assistant.

specifically, This virtual assistant is based on its own technological development created by Axiare I+D+i, -the innovation laboratory owned by Axiare Patrimonio-, in collaboration with the technological innovation consultancy Opinno, Designed to transform your tenants' work experience, offering them a work environment with spaces and services adapted to new business cultures.


To do this, The building will integrate artificial intelligence functionalities and technologies, Internet of Things (Internet of Things – IoT), 'Machine learning' and 'zero interface', among others. Users will be able to communicate with the building, Specifically with the virtual assistant, Through voice, Touch screens and gesture control detectors.

As they point out from Axiare, "It's about incorporating technology with meaning and for people., turning Virto into a virtual entity that will radically improve the operation of services, of security and will definitively transform the work experience of its tenants".

In addition, in the Virto Building will be integrated the mobile application Better Workplace App -the first development of technological innovation of Axiare-, that is already operational in a business park of the patrimonial company, thanks to which future tenants of the property will be able to connect with Virto to, among other features, Access the work site using a virtual key on the mobile, Book a place for electric car, a meeting room or cafeteria menu.

With this application, The user may also communicate any incident of the building to the maintenance service, See the fastest way to get to the office, and an endless number of functionalities that will be increased depending on the demands that occur. All services and providers, both this building and Axiare Patrimonio, are integrated into this App, that has its own secure payment gateway to facilitate payments and reservations.

The works to provide Virto with 'digital life' and interact with the building began in February of this year and are expected to last, approximately, twelve months. According to the company, The forecast is that they conclude at the same time as the remodeling of the property, in the spring of 2018, and present 'live' the operation of Virto in October of this year.

Guillermo Fernandez-Cuesta, real estate director of Axiare Patrimonio, has pointed out that "Virto represents the total connectivity of the building with its tenant. This property is equipped with the most avant-garde technology, but always thinking about the people who are going to work on it. The technology applied to the real estate sector and well focused on the user can help us to definitively improve the way we work".

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by • 26 Jun, 2017
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