Mayssoun ISSA | Tutku TOPAL | Martina MÜLLER-WIENER | Anne MOLLENHAUER | Dietmar KURAPKAT | Zoya MASOUD | Martin FLEISCHMANN | Franz AUßERSTORFER
(DAI, OTH Regensburg, Berlin, Germany)
Keywords: 3D model, reconstruction, postwar rehabilitation, Aleppo, bazaar
In 1989 the old city of Aleppo was declared world heritage. Since 2011 Aleppo became one of the hotspots of the armed conflict in Syria and a great number of historical buildings were damaged or destroyed. The project presented by this poster is one of the “Stunde Null” projects, an initative of the Archaeological Heritage Networks (ArchHerNet), a network of the German Archaeological Institutes and aims at creating a scientifically based 3D model of the bazaar in its condition before the destructions since 2012. The model will be delivered to the very heterogeneous groups of actors involved in decision-making and planning of rehabilitation measures as an instrument that illustrates the historical monuments of the bazaar and conveys the complexity of its structures.
The construction of the 3D model is carried out in a number of successive working steps. After dividing the bazaar into endowments, a pilot area was chosen to begin working on. First, a survey on available data (Plans, photographs, scientific research, etc.) was carried out. This data was collected and integrated in a systematic folder structure that allows fast and easy access to the data.
The virtual 3D model is developed on the basis of the plans and photos collected from several sources. Appearing differences are equalized manually. The 3D model is intended to serve not only as a tool for visualizing and documenting the bazaar but also as an instrument which enables through its development process an exact verification of the available data on individual building areas and the reliability of their reconstruction. Another important goal of the project is capacity building. The creation of the 3D model is combined with the training of Syrian experts and young researchers and the establishment of a network of persons and institutions working on the bazaar.