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Sharry expands to Spain to deliver Barcelona’s smartest building

The workplace experience platform installed the tech behind “the first intelligent building” in the Spanish market.

Developed by Meridia Capital and designed by GCA Architects, Smart is a 25,000 sq m complex of tech-enabled buildings in Barcelona’s business and technology district, 22@, with Sharry digitising access, parking management and visitor experience at the development.

All features are accessible in a white-labelled mobile app developed by Sharry, which already has a presence in the US, UK and Central and Eastern Europe.

The company said that entry into Spain “marks another important milestone for the brand as it strengthens its position as a global proptech leader”.

Using Sharry’s platform, tenants at Smart can access space in all three buildings by unlocking turnstiles and doors with their smartphones. They can also reserve a parking spot or a meeting room through the app.

Sharry streamlines visitor management by allowing occupants to quickly generate a QR code for invited guests, thereby replacing visitor badges. Hosts can also book a parking spot for their guests or send a link for online booking.

David Hartl, head of sales and development at Sharry, said: “We are thrilled that Sharry now has a presence in the Spanish market, and it is especially significant with Smart since the building is the first integrated building in Spain at this level.”

Designed with a focus on user needs, the building has been certified LEED Platinum for sustainability and WELL Platinum for wellbeing. Sharry said its solution is a “perfect fit” for those themes, eliminating the need for plastic cards, simplifying shared amenity booking and enabling better communication of health-related policies.

Boasting a wide variety of shops and restaurants, 22@ has become a district where technology meets arts and culture. With the Sharry app, users will have access to information about the businesses in the area, including daily menus, special offers, event invitations and more.

Colliers was a smart building consultant to Meridia Capital, working closely with Sharry on delivering the workplace experience platform.

Renata Hartle, technology solutions director at Colliers, said: “Smart is a beautiful, premier project in Barcelona’s business and technology district, set to deliver an exceptional experience to its tenants.

“Nevertheless, due to security setup and market standards, this project had very specific challenges for system integration, and we knew only Sharry can deliver the expected outcome for Smart. We are extremely happy with the final result and how seamless the experience is.”

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