The Tower of Torrenostra in Torreblanca - Spain: studies and documentation for a landscape archaeology reconstruction.

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Fabrizia Giannotti
Andrea Leonardi
Andrea Pasquali

Abstract

During the survey campaign of the TOVIVA research project “Torres de vigía y defensa del litoral valenciano. Generación de metadatos y modelos 3D para su interpretación y efectiva puesta en valor,” many of these towers have been digitally surveyed using 3D laser scanner, and terrestrial and aerial photogrammetry. The survey campaign took place in April 2015 and after gathering the data, a phase of elaboration has successfully produced the architectural drawings of plans, elevations and sections. A part of this documentation has been collected on the poster "When an isolated building becomes a guideline for the urban pattern. The case of “Torrenostra” in Torreblanca, Castellón, Spain", by T. G. Piqueras S. Giraudeau and A. Leonardi in 2015. In this case we want to present an evolution of the work, aiming to reconstruct the original landscape around it. Although today the tower is surrounded by other buildings on both sides, the situation was different in the past, when the tower was isolated on the coast. Rediscovering the original landscape of the city could be a topic of interest and discussion in the Museum of the Territory of Torreblanca. This could take place inside the tower and explain to visitors the history of the territory and its evolution, involving the structure of the tower itself, changing its shape and value. The 3D reconstruction, both digital and tangible, is also a good way to involve children and adults alike, adding a special value to a historical building.

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Giannotti, F., Leonardi, A., & Pasquali, A. (2017). The Tower of Torrenostra in Torreblanca - Spain: studies and documentation for a landscape archaeology reconstruction. Studies in Digital Heritage, 1(2), 735-749. https://doi.org/10.14434/sdh.v1i2.23244
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Special Issue "Cultural Heritage and New Technologies 2016"
Author Biographies

Fabrizia Giannotti, Università degli Studi di Firenze – Dipartimento di Architettura, Italy

Graduated at the Department of Architecture of the University of Florence in July 2016 and Architect since December 2016.

Principal interest: Architecture, Design, Cultural Heritage projectation, New Technologies, Restauration and Environmental Regeneration.

Andrea Leonardi, Università degli Studi di Firenze – Dipartimento di Architettura, Italy

Student at the Department of Architcture of the University of Florence. 

Principal interest: Architecture, 3D modelling, Cultural Heritage, New Technologies and Photografy.

Andrea Pasquali, Università degli Studi di Firenze – Dipartimento di Architettura, Italy

Architect and Tutor of Informatic Laboratory of Architecture Departement at the University of Florence.

Principal interest: 3D survey, photogrammetry, 3D modeling and reconstruction, photography, Architecture and reserch.