In 2019, Smart City Laguna opened its doors to residents. The first affordable smart city in the world became a reality just 55 kilometres from Fortaleza, the capital city of the Brazilian state of Ceará. The project integrates a series of our proprietary Smart Solutions, supporting our ongoing community-building efforts and delivering an elevated experience for all residents.
Its location is ideal for local workers looking for high-quality, affordable housing close to the port of Pecém, an industrial area providing thousands of jobs to the region. Laguna’s proximity to the BR-222 highway also offers easy access to one of Brazil’s fastest-growing regions.
Smart City Laguna has superior infrastructure compared to other developments in the area. And by upgrading our spaces, we have enabled residents to live an elevated lifestyle – with green areas, commercial zones, and smart homes integrated into an innovative community. The Imperial Avenue is a prime example, with a retail space already serving residents and the surrounding community in São Gonçalo do Amarante, enabling local entrepreneurs to thrive and diversifying the local economy.
This innovative approach to sustainability and community-building is furthered through our various communal spaces, outdoor fitness areas, libraries, and the Innovation Hub. Crucially, all of these amenities are interconnected and enabled by Planet App, our resident-centred community app. Through this application, residents can control home appliances, book shared spaces, and communicate with each other – adding to the value we provide with our common areas.
Smart City Laguna features 620,000 square metres of maintained green space, wide avenues, and cycle paths throughout the development. It also proves that our concept can aid in the fight against the global housing crisis, serving as a blueprint for other affordable housing developments worldwide.