Servite Monastery: renovation activities using the latest and most accurate tools available
Better times are coming for the abandoned and unfortunately decaying building of the former Servite Monastery in Koper. In fact, researchers from the InnoRenew CoE and the University of Primorska have started to prepare an acurate report of the condition of the building using the most modern and accurate technology. The rennovation of this architectural gem in the old town center, whose first mentions date back to the 12th century and which inhabitants of Koper remember primarily as a city maternity hospital, is one of the priorities of the current rector of the University of Primorska.
»Maintenance of a building’s overall material authenticity is a cornerstone of heritage conservation. For this reason, detailed documentation of the current state of listed buildings is of foremost importance. Good documentation allows accurate planning for renovation activities and insight into the building’s past state after renovation is completed, in case reversal of certain changes would turn out to be necessary. InnoRenew CoE is currently undertaking documentation activities in Koper’s Servite monastery by using one of the latest and most accurate tools available — a 3D scanner. This scanner is capable of recording an indoor or outdoor space to transform it into a digital 3D model.« writes Tim Mavrič, Assistant Researcher at InnoRenew CoE and doctoral student in Management of Cultural Sources and Archives at the UP Faculty of Humanities.
In this article you will find a very interesting description of the research activities and the used technologies by our researchers.