CIT UPC and the Museum of the History of Barcelona (MUHBA) have organised a sector meeting entitled ‘Innovation and future within reach of historical heritage’ to reveal the latest technological trends in architecture, heritage dissemination and recognition and advanced digitalisation technologies.
Through projects that have been completed, the most advanced technologies were described such as leading scanning and photogrammetry techniques, presented by Juan Corso, a researcher at VIMAC UPC in his talk “In-depth analyses of architecture and heritage”. Dr. Ramon J. Pujades from the MUHBA presented “Example of virtual historical restitution: the Palau Reial Major” and Belén Onecha, from the REARQ UPC research centre talked about “Intervening in historical buildings. Simplifying complexity”. Then, Helena Coch, a researcher from the AiEM UPC, presented technological designs and technologies on “Buildings, urban environment and energy”. Ernest Redondo, from the ADR&M UPC, focused on the use of augmented reality (AR) in his talk “From reality to design, from design to augmented reality”. Felip Fenollosa, director of the CIM Foundation, presented examples of 3D printing applied to preservation of heritage. At the end of this first part of the day, Trinitat Gradell, a researcher at the GCM UPC, presented projects relating to the advanced characterisation of early materials.
The day ended with a round table of experts, chaired by Pilar Garcia Almirall, in which the current and future state of the sector was discussed. Other participants were Joan Roca i Albert, director of the MUHBA; Joan Closa Pujabet, head of the Local Architecture Heritage Service, Barcelona Provincial Council; and Antoni Vilanova,President of the Association of Architects for the Defence and Intervention of Architectural Heritage (AADIPA).
The meeting, held on 12 June at the MUHBA, was attended by representatives of the sector, numbering almost 100 people from museums, architectural studios, restoration engineers, restoration companies, archaeologists, government heritage managers, all of whom are involved directly in the management of historical heritage.