Maria Ines SCIOLLA
(Catholic University Of Cordoba, Cordoba, Argentinia)
Keywords: Jesuit Heritage – 3D modeling – virtual visit
Application of new technologies for accessibility to Heritage
The Society of Jesus settled in Cordoba in May 1599. From there, the great Jesuit work began. Its contribution came to the creation of a University, the first in our territory.
The expansion of the Jesuits in the city and territory was immediate. Their mission was to take the Gospel to the most recondite places and that allowed them to know the territory, facilitating the selection of lands for the settlement of their eight estancias, one of them, La Candelaria, which were created to pursue and sustain its educational and missionary goals.
This situation led to the declaration of the whole as a World Heritage Site, in 2000, due to its high authenticity value.
The constructions of the estancias are unique buildings in their environment with a large technical deployment. But undoubtedly the ingenuity and ability of the authors to adapt European solutions to local environmental and technological conditions have produced works of great originality, in a rural environment of difficult accessibility, then and now in the case of La Candelaria. Located 130 km from the capital of the province, on the Sierras Grandes, half of the road has to be done by climbing unpaved roads.
The contribution of our work goes through the implementation of exact survey methods to supply accurate documentary evidence of this Estancia, and its reconstruction with 3D modeling techniques in scketch-up, Blender and the creation of a site that allows a virtual visit as augmented reality in Unity.
The aim of this work is to take a work of very high patrimonial value and to make it accessible, since due to its rural location, the distance and road conditions it is no easy to reach.
Relevance for the conference: Documentation of the architectural ensemble allows its preservation and its accessibility to the scientific community and people in general.
Relevance for the session: Virtual access to a work of high patrimonial value which is difficult to reach.
Innovation: Innovation in the use of virtual reality programs based on scientific research
Survey and documentation for Heritage Preservation – Virtual tours