Creation of a Digital 3D Archive of Architectural Sights of Ukraine

by Olha Povaliaieva
Saturday, October 29, 2022
Creation of a Digital 3D Archive of Architectural Sights of Ukraine

The volunteers scan and create 3D models of cultural landmarks that are damaged or likely to be damaged by the fighting

During the war, Russia's military operations against Ukraine destroyed more than 500 cultural monuments of Ukraine: ancient temples, thousand-year-old stone statues, wooden hermitages, museums, etc. Ukraine has launched a program to protect cultural objects, which, in addition to administrative measures, also includes physical protection of the monument/church, etc., with sandbags and a special sarcophagus). Many cultural values ​​were taken out and hidden in secure storage facilities until the war's end.

Kharkiv architect Serghii Revenko and translator Mykyta Solopov launched a project to digitize the architectural heritage of Ukraine using 3D scanning and photogrammetry. The archive, according to the volunteers, "could be used to raise awareness of the ongoing destruction of our cultural heritage and its preservation." State of me today Serhii and Mykyta did a great job in Kharkiv, Chernihiv and Irpin: a school and a fire service building, the Ascension сhurch in Chernihiv, a youth library, the destroyed Irpinsky bridge and many other sights of these cities.

"Scanning the library, we came across an inscription inside the building. My friend Emmanuel asked what was written there. "The book is a huge power," I answered him," Serhii shared a short story.

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