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3D documentation of selected examples of Bulgarian traditional residential architecture

The National Research Fund at Bulgarian Ministry of Education aproved a supplementary project to the Action TD1406 “Innovation in Intelligent Management of Heritage Buildings” (i2MHB)”. It was possible due to the funding scheme in support of research activities in Bulgaria that are supplementary to the ongoing COST actions and could contribute and give value added to COST action goals and agenda.

 

The project addresses 3D documentation of selected examples of Bulgarian traditional residential architecture recognized by law as cultural heritage in order to allow its protection, physical and social adaptation. 3D digital documentation will be used to perform virtual restoration and creation of opportunity for conservation and proper management of buildings. Residential architecture is closely related to social and cultural life of society and reflect its essential aspects. In the greatest extent this applies to residential buildings recognized as monuments of immovable cultural heritage. The value of the preserved examples of residential architecture in Bulgaria, combined with the fact of lack of sufficient information for most of them, as well as the processes of their intensifying deterioration in time requires a comprehensive documentation by means of obtaining of three-dimensional information.

The project foresees:

  • selection and preliminary investigations of outstanding examples of housing architecture that are listed according to Bulgarian Law on Preservation of Immovable Cultural Monuments;
  • 3D scanning of selected cultural monuments, combined with eventual three-dimensional virtual reconstruction of destroyed building parts;
  • systematization and online exposition of digitalized examples of residential architecture;
  • dissemination of the results through media and seminar

 

Dr. arch. Georgi Georgiev,

Associate Professor,

New Bulgarian University – Project Leader

RESCULT Project

RESCULT is a research project that aims to enhance the capability of Civil Protection (CP) to prevent and mitigate impacts of disasters on sites of Cultural Heritage (CH). This will be done through the realization of an integrated European Interoperable Database (EID) for CH, designed to provide a unique framework for CP, national Ministries of CH, the European Union (EU), local authorities. Moreover, RESCULT will provide a disaster risk reduction strategy identifying tailored actions and investments to improve both prevention and resilience capacities.

Specifically, RESCULT is working on the following three overall objectives:

  1. Improvement of the Disaster Risk Reduction strategy (for prevention and resilience), according to the principles of Sendai Framework.
  2. Increase cooperation and interoperability between EU member states for the sake of protecting Cultural Heritage (information sharing, interoperable protocols, best practices dissemination, alignment with EU policies/standards
  3. Enhancement of the capability of Civil Protection Bodies to understand/prevent/mitigate disasters impacts on Cultural Heritage

First User Forum in Venice

The User Forum will let different stakeholders operating in the field of Cultural Heritage Protection and Emergency Management discuss the conceptual model of the European Interoperable Database (EID) that will be implemented in ResCult project:

www.rescult-project.eu/news-events/first-user-forum-in-venice/ 

 

 

TD1406 at EUROMED2016 and MC meeting, 3rd November 2016, Nicosia Cyprus

Our COST Action TD1406 was deeply involved in the organisation of the EUROMED2016 (that was conducted by our dear member  Dr. Marinos Ioannides), largely disseminating the COST principles and mission. EUROMED2016 was a highly quality conference where three papers, from our COST members, were presented. All the papers of the EuroMed2016 conference can be downloaded from Springer-Nature for free of charge (for a limited time): http://www.euromed2016.eu/index.php/euromed2016-proceedings

In association with EUROMED2016 the MC meeting was organised.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"International Workshop in Acre, Israel 
Digital Documentation Of Heritage and Urban Museology 
February 2016"

 

 

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COST Action TD1406 was deeply involved in the organization of the EUROMED2016 conference (General Chair Dr. Marinos Ioannides),which largely disseminating the COST principles and mission. EUROMED2016 was a highly quality conference where three papers, from COST Action TD1406 members were presented. All the papers of the EuroMed2016 conference can be downloaded from Springer-Nature for free of charge (for a limited time): http://www.euromed2016.eu/index.php/euromed2016-proceedings.

 

 

 

 

Prof. Joao, Chair of the COST Action TD 1406, Innovation in Intelligent Management of Heritage Buildings, gives a presentation of the action as an invited guest speaker during in the MC meeting of the COST Action COSCH: Colour and Space in Cultural Heritage, in Neuchâtel  on 13.10.2015.