Enabling data-driven, multi-scale and multi-modal studies of historic urban environments.
International Student Workshop in Nicosia (C3) - Presentation by G. Artopoulos and M. Deligiorgi
Enabling data-driven, multi-scale and multi-modal studies of historic urban environments
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Sustainability principles underline the importance of the continuous use of historic or vernacular buildings as part of the building stock of our cities. In an era of rapid technological improvements, state-of-the-art methodologies and tools dedicated to the protection and promotion of our cultural heritage should be developed and extensively employed in the built environment. The presentation offered considerations about the value of the digitisation of the heritage renovation process today, and discussed the potential impact of novel data integration methods and workflows to the practice. This was presented through preliminary results of ongoing research and results of the project “Portal for heritage buildings integration into the contemporary built environment” (PERIsCOPE), which is co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund and the Republic of Cyprus.
In this session we presented research about integrating ‘as is’ architectural information of heritage buildings, historical, as well as construction details with conservation studies and large scale environmental analysis data, in order to bridge the three scales of building information (i.e., construction, architecture, urban) and enable the monitoring of historic clusters in contemporary cities. We argued that the adoption of a holistic, integrated, multi-disciplinary strategy can bridge technological innovation with the conservation and restoration of heritage buildings. This research is enabled by an innovative online platform for the identification, classification, documentation and renovation of heritage buildings which can be exploited by a variety of stakeholders related to the conservation and retrofit activities. This digital platform relies on state-of-the-art techniques in the scientific fields of Building Information Modelling, remote sensing, terrestrial and aerial 3D modelling techniques, and non-destructive onsite testing. Overall, this research responds to the need for storing, accessing, analysing, and updating heterogeneous data of heritage buildings, which currently, are found in unstructured data repositories of in scattered, inaccessible databases.
More on the project at: https://uperiscope.cyi.ac.cy/news-and-events