Leading French property developer Bouygues Immobilier partners up with AI company Spacemaker
Paris/Oslo, Monday, 13 January 2020: Today, Nathalie Watine, Bouygues Immobilier's Executive Director for Digital Transformation and Håvard Haukeland, co-founder and CEO of Spacemaker, signed a partnership agreement.
By partnering with Bouygues Immobilier, one of Europe’s leading real-estate developers, Spacemaker, is launching its revolutionary artificial intelligence-based technology in the French market. This marks the first French partnership in Spacemaker’s frontier programme – a programme designed for new market entry, where select property developers are given first mover access to the AI platform.
Spacemaker empowers development teams to maximize the potential of a building site through rapid generation, analysis and evaluation of the optimal design based on physical data, regulations and preferences. The platform uses AI to dramatically improve decision support as well as collaboration in real estate development.
The application of AI in construction has a number of advantages that can lead to more sustainable approaches in the planning of our cities and communities: We can identify substantial improvement potentials for building sites and maximise the living qualities of residential developments (e.g. daylight, sunlight, views, quality of outdoor spaces, noise), while at the same time introducing much needed optimisations and efficiencies to the construction process itself.
In light of its digital transformation policy, in 2020 Bouygues Immobilier will begin using Spacemaker's technology in six of its major projects, including the Charenton-Bercy district.
"Spacemaker is on a mission to help build better and more sustainable cities with AI. After the successful launch of our platform in the Nordics, we are now proud to be working with one of France's leading and most forward-thinking property developers," explained Håvard HAUKELAND, Spacemaker’s co-founder and CEO
"I’m delighted about the partnership with Spacemaker, which is a perfect example for Bouygues’ innovation and digitalisation strategy” says Pascal MINAULT, President of Bouygues Immobilier.
About Bouygues Immobilier
Bouygues Immobilier is one of France’s and Europe's leading private property developers, with a total workforce of 1,969 employees (as of 31 December 2018) and a turnover of €2,628 million in 2018. With several offices across France and three abroad, for over 60 years now Bouygues Immobilier has been developing residential, tertiary and commercial real estate projects in over 250 towns and cities thanks to a dense network of local agencies. Firmly committed to innovation and sustainable development, Bouygues Immobilier seeks to create better quality of life over the long term for all its customers, by making both the purchasing process and the use of the living spaces and services created for them as pleasant as possible. With an eye firmly set on achieving the highest of standards in quality and well-being in the workplace for all its employees, Bouygues Immobilier was France's first property developer to be awarded ISO 9001 certification and NF Habitat HQE certification and was named Top Employer France 2019 for the sixth year running.
Founded in 2016, Spacemaker is on a mission to help build better and more sustainable cities. With its game-changing AI technology, Spacemaker empowers real-estate developers and architects to maximise the potential of a building site by rapidly generating and evaluating the optimal environmental design based on physical data, regulations, and preferences.
Spacemaker has grown to more than 100 people and in June 2019, received $25 Million in Series A funding from venture capital investors Atomico and Northzone. Headquartered in Oslo, the company is expanding internationally and currently holds offices in Stockholm, Gothenburg, Barcelona and Cambridge, Massachusetts, right next to MIT in Boston. In October 2019, Spacemaker won the Innovation Award 2019 from the Norwegian Construction Industry at Bygg Reis Deg.