Ninfa virtual

Based on the terrestrial and airborne 3-D laser scanning of the surviving ruins (by ArcTron3D) conducted in 2011/2012, the first deliberations were made concerning a virtual reconstruction of parts of the medieval city or individual buildings. See the film

In March 2015, these deliberations were further elaborated with Carlo Bianchini and Allessandro Viscogliosi at a two-day working meeting in Regensburg and Altenthann (ArcTron3D). Data from the scanning were offered to the Italian colleagues. A first attempt at a virtual reconstruction of the medieval city of Ninfa is now available:

Carlo Bianchini, Alessandro Viscogliosi, Francesca Cicinelli and Andrea Gallo, “La costruzione scientifica della memoria: il caso della nuova antica città di Ninfa / The Scientific Construction of Memory: The Case of the New Ancient City of Ninfa,” in

Adriana Arena, Marinella Arena, Rosario Giovanni Brandolino, Daniele Colistra, Gaetano Ginex, Domenico Mediati, Sebastiano Nucifora and Paola Raffa (eds.), Connettere/Connectin. Un disegno per annodare e tesserae / Drawing for weaving relationships, 42° Convegno Internazionale dei Docenti delle Discipline della Rappresentazione (Milan, 2020), pp. 1760–77.

The data from the laser scanning are accessible for further research on the server of the Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz and were made available to the Fondazione Roffredo Caetani as part of the centenary of the Gardens of Ninfa on October 23, 2020.

Taking this and much additional information, including written and pictorial sources, as a basis, it will be possible in future to reconstruct individual buildings virtually from an architectural and art historical perspective and to apply the findings to historic preservation and curatorial measures as well.