From 3D scanning to Virtual Tours for the fruition of Architectural Heritage. The Church of Santa Maria della Purità


The present report deals with the research area concerning the use of ICT for the fruition of inaccessible heritage. To overcome this condition, the application of cognitive surveys through integrated and expeditious surveying techniques has proved to be very useful. In particular, the application presented here concerns the church of Santa Maria della Purità in Giugliano in Campania, a valuable example of Baroque sacred architecture built on the projects of the famous Neapolitan architect Domenico Antonio Vaccaro, closed to the public for 27 years due to deteriorating conditions. The survey made use of different technologies and had different purposes: the documentation of the geometry of the building, a first analysis of the deteriorating conditions of the structure, and finally the creation of a virtual tour to realize a new form of accessibility with innovative perceptive and informative modes.


inaccessible architecture; digital survey; 3D models; virtual tour

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