SkyCoat proposes a ground-breaking technology, aimed at recreating in the underground the very experience of the natural light, made of the complementary presence of both direct sun and diffused sky lights. In so doing, the disadvantages of hypogeal architecture, like limited or no natural light and negative psychological reactions, are blown away by the possibility of reproducing the sun and the sky many meters under the earth surface, therefore opening a new and unexplored market for Real Estate investors, architecture designers and buildings end-users. In addition, the impact of the technology will also be verified for general lighting, i.e. for home, office, retail, industry, transport contexts, etc. In the outdoor, the possibility of using SkyCoat for tailoring the perceived silhouette of skyscrapers or tall building in general will be investigated as well.


Project details

Duration: December 1st, 2012 - November 30th, 2015
Total cost: € 4,190,479.00
E.C. contribution: 
€ 3,224,161.00
Instrument: FP7-NMP
Project Id.: FP7-NMP-2012-SME-6-310483