Smart approaches to enhance technical knowledge of in/low-accessible heritage


For Cultural Heritage, the knowledge phase has a key role in the recovery process and it requires to be related to the in/low accessibility level of architecture. Even if, the “accessibility” usually relates the physical dimension of architecture to the end-users, inherent morphological and conservative features, as well as external stresses, may compromise the full knowledge of architecture by technicians involved in the recovery process. Due to that, the paper identifies a fast and smart approach for the remote fruition and knowledge of inaccessible and low accessible Heritage using Virtual Reality-based model. These are designed combining Virtual Tours, based on spherical images of the real environment, and relational database to support technicians in remote semi-guided analysis, diagnosis and assessment of the Heritage. Smartness and potentialities of the methodology are finally tested to the representative case of “Palazzo Carmelo” (Cerignola, Apulia Region, Italy).


Virtual Reality; Cultural Heritage; Accessibility; Technical Knowledge; “Palazzo Carmelo”

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