Volume XLII-2/W11
Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XLII-2/W11, 1039-1046, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-archives-XLII-2-W11-1039-2019
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Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XLII-2/W11, 1039-1046, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-archives-XLII-2-W11-1039-2019
© Author(s) 2019. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

  05 May 2019

05 May 2019

HBIM FOR THE SURVEYING, ANALYSIS AND RESTORATION OF THE SAINT JOHN THE THEOLOGIAN CATHEDRAL IN NICOSIA (CYPRUS)

C. Santagati1, C. R. Laurini1, G. Sanfilippo1, N. Bakirtzis2, D. Papacharalambous2, and S. Hermon2 C. Santagati et al.
  • 1Department of Civil Engineering and Architecture, University of Catania, Via Santa Sofia n. 64, cap 95123, Catania, Italy
  • 2Science and Technology in Archeology Research Center, The Cyprus Institute, Nicosia, Cyprus

Keywords: H-BIM, Photogrammetry, Laser Scanning, Digital Cultural Heritage, Byzantine, Decay mapping

Abstract. The present study illustrates the results of an interdisciplinary collaboration between the Mediterranean Laboratory of Survey and Diagnostics for Architecture (RDA) of the Department of Civil Engineering and Architecture (DICAR) of the University of Catania in Italy and the Andreas Pittas Laboratories for Art Characterisation (APAC) of the Science and Technology in Archaeology Research Center (STARC) of the Cyprus Institute in Cyprus. The research focused on the application of an H-BIM approach in the study of a Mediterranean iconic heritage asset, the St. John Cathedral of Nicosia, built in 1662 on the remains of a monastery from the 15th century. The adopted methodology has provided the framework for a dynamic investigation, constantly evolving along several dimensions: historical, geometric spatial, architectural-constructive identification and mapping of degrade, interpretation of degenerative causes and design proposals.