Volume XL-5/W1
Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XL-5/W1, 161-165, 2013
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprsarchives-XL-5-W1-161-2013
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the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.
Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XL-5/W1, 161-165, 2013
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprsarchives-XL-5-W1-161-2013
© Author(s) 2013. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

  13 Feb 2013

13 Feb 2013

THE ADVANTAGES OF PARAMETRIC MODELING FOR THE RECONSTRUCTION OF HISTORIC BUILDINGS. THE EXAMPLE OF THE IN WAR DESTROYED CHURCH OF ST. CATHERINE (KATHARINENKIRCHE) IN NUREMBERG

M. Ludwig1, G. Herbst2, D. Rieke-Zapp3, R. Rosenbauer4, S. Rutishauser4, and A. Zellweger1 M. Ludwig et al.
  • 1University of applied sciences Burgdorf, Faculty of Architecture, Switzerland
  • 2Department of Geo-Information, Nuremburg, Germany
  • 3University of applied sciences Mainz, Institute for Spatial Information and Surveying Technology, Germany
  • 4University Bern, Institute for Archaeological Sciences, Switzerland

Keywords: Cultural Heritage, Architecture, Photogrammetry, Building Information Modeling (BIM), Autodesk Revit, St. Catherine’s, Nuremberg

Abstract. Consecrated in 1297 as the monastery church of the four years earlier founded St. Catherine’s monastery, the Gothic Church of St. Catherine was largely destroyed in a devastating bombing raid on January 2nd 1945. To counteract the process of disintegration, the departments of geo-information and lower monument protection authority of the City of Nuremburg decided to getting done a three dimensional building model of the Church of St. Catherine’s. A heterogeneous set of data was used for preparation of a parametric architectural model. In effect the modeling of historic buildings can profit from the so called BIM method (Building Information Modeling), as the necessary structuring of the basic data renders it into very sustainable information. The resulting model is perfectly suited to deliver a vivid impression of the interior and exterior of this former mendicant orders’ church to present observers.