"Stay at home", the slogan of the last year has moved not only culture to the online version. It turns out that even architecture can reach our homes. Scanned in 3D and presented in animation form, wooden historic churches, temples, villas and open-air museums. The Wooden Architecture Route online, thanks to the Malopolska Tourist Organization.
modern art of conservation
The Malopolska Tourist Organization has launched a series of animated videos that will be available free of charge on the YouTube platform. Selected buildings from the 20 Wooden Architecture Route in Małopolska have been scanned in 3D from the outside and inside. Thefirst monument in the 3D animation series is the St. John the Baptist Church in Orawka. In the film, it is possible to take a close look at the structure of the temple, go inside and see its unusual decor, including wall paintings from the 17th and 18th centuries.
3D animation St. John the Baptist Church in Orawka | YouTube Malopolska Tourist Organization
This unique church is the oldest wooden temple in the region. This year, thanks to its designation as a monument of history, it has gained in value and is one of the 100 most valuable monuments in Poland.
20 wooden objects in 3D
the future is online
The animation series was realized as part of the project "Digital accessibility of wooden architecture objects belonging to the Wooden Architecture Route in the Malopolska Region". Subsequent videos depicting monuments from the Wooden Architecture Route in 3D will be released every Tuesday and Friday at 10 am on the Facebook page of the Wooden Architecture Route, the Malopolska Tourist Organization and on the YouTube channel.
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