HABANAPP: HAVANA’S ARCHITECTURAL HERITAGE A CLICK AWAY
- Department of Architecture, Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
Keywords: App, Augmented Reality, Cultural Heritage, Low-cost system, La Habana, Cuba
Abstract. The research treats the application of technologies related with augmented and virtual reality to architectural and historical context in the city of Havana, Cuba, on the basis of historical studies and Range-Imaging techniques on buildings bordering old city’s five main squares. The specific aim is to transfer all of the data received thanks to the most recent mobiles apps about Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual reality (VR), in order to give birth to an innovative App never seen before in Cuba. The “Oficina del Historiador de la ciudad de La Habana”, institution supervising architectural and cultural asset in Cuba, is widely interested in the topic in order to develop a new educational, cultural and artistic tool to be used both online and offline.