Traditional real estate market overwhelmed by high-tech VR application from Twente

Innovation, high-tech, office buildings and interior design are the passion of the Twente-based company SKEPP. They are located in the quiet and peaceful town of Albergen. The real estate market is transitioning and offers room for innovative products. SKEPP is excited to react to these developments and is now using VR (Virtual Reality) to help office-seekers find a suitable space. With their innovative solutions, SKEPP fits perfectly in the Twente economy in which innovative technologies have been at the core for years. 

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In short

  • The real estate market is traditional
  • SKEPP focuses on the future and implements innovative technologies
  • View offices more efficiently using VR
SKEPP, an international player

SKEPP is an important European player. It has expanded internationally in the last two years. SKEPP is now active in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, Belgium, Spain and Poland. Italy will soon be added to the list. All this is possible due to the fresh perspective and innovative technologies of SKEPP.

Virtual tour

In 2018, SKEPP predicted that VR would soon play a major role in the real estate market. This prediction has come true, based on the experience in 2019. VR saves office-seekers a lot of time as they can do a virtual tour first and only then decide whether they want to visit physically. Physically visiting disappointing offices is an unnecessary waste of time.

VR will become the go-to option

This type of technology required some explanation at first, according to SKEPP. Now, however, it is becoming a matter of course, in the real estate market. More and more property owners, operators and landlords of office space believe in this form of innovation. SKEPP is a pioneer of the transition and is actively calling on other companies in the region to be open to innovative developments.

The office space of 2026

SKEPP is future-oriented. With this mindset, they predict how office spaces will be viewed in 2026. Among other things, SKEPP predicts that the mobile phone will play an even more important role using Augmented Reality (AR). It would then be possible to view office spaces by scanning an advertisement. Not only would a complete picture of the office be shown, but also customisations such as different paint colours and furniture can be applied without ever stepping inside.

VR for all senses

SKEPP also predicts that VR will play an even more prominent role. It would not be limited to visual virtual reality, as other senses will also be involved for a more immersive experience. For example, haptic gloves can be used to touch things in the room while you are not physically present. Besides, olfactory VR is coming: smelling your new office from your smartphone. Moreover, it would be possible to discuss a redesign with a hologram of a construction engineer.

3D printed offices

The great potential of 3D printers is increasingly utilised. It is therefore not surprising that SKEPP predicts that more and more offices will be 3D printed. Just imagine that you order an office and the next day it is built. It is already possible, as 3D printers can ‘print’ offices in a matter of days. Examples can be found in China and Dubai. Will Twente also have 3D printed offices in 2026. The future will tell. 

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Date: 11 September 2019
Source of tekst: SKEPP
Author: Twente.com
Audio / video: SKEPP

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