The new multimedia center in Šibenik needed to showcase all three stages of the cathedral’s construction, and the use of 3D printing technology allowed visitors to see the changes and interventions that took place over 105 years of its construction, from Gothic to Renaissance.
The 3D-printed models were created for an exhibition in a new multimedia center in Šibenik.
The project was intended to provide a fresh and innovative view of the historical legacy of the cathedral through the use of cutting-edge technology.
The measuring process to turn the cathedral into a 3D print involved the use of both laser scanning and 3D Photogrammetry to get a 3D point cloud of the cathedral.
The team used indoor and outdoor datasets to build the virtual model using 3D design software, AutoCAD.
The resulting binary STL file was then used to create the physical models.
The 3D-printed models were printed in transparent resin, which allows visitors to see all the changes and interventions that took place during the building’s 105-year construction period, from Gothic to Renaissance.
An Innovative and Modern Interpretation of the Historical Legacy
The models were not life-size, but still showed fascinating details due to the cutting-edge technology used.
The transparent resin models were further highlighted with specially designed lighting to further emphasize their attraction and overall impression.
Overall, the 3D-printed transparent resin models of the Šibenik Cathedral of St. James provide an innovative and modern interpretation of the historical legacy of this important symbol of the city.
‘Civitas sacra’ is an integrated projectwhich aims to improve tourist attractions in Šibenik by assessing the cultural heritage of the Cathedral of St. Jacob and Galbiani Palace.
The interpretative center for the project is located within Galbiani Palace, which is a protected cultural heritage site in Croatia, and the design team has made efforts to preserve the current state and appearance of the interior to the greatest possible extent when designing the permanent exhibition.
The exhibition is designed to be interactive and engaging, featuring multimedia and IT solutions that add additional appeal. The goal of the project is to provide a more complete and interactive experience for visitors, allowing them to learn more about the cultural heritage of the area.
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