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CyI Assoc. Prof. George Artopoulos Presented the Urban PERIsCOPE Project in an Online Community Event



The Urban PERIsCOPE (RIF INTEGRATED) project was presented as a Good Practice by CyI Assoc. Professor, George Artopoulos, in the ‘Sharing Local Stories: Digital Transformation in Cultural Heritage’ online community event, held on Friday, 17 May.
Following an Open Call for Local Good Practices, the European Heritage Hub, coordinated by the EUROCITIES EU network and Europa Nostra recently identified exemplary initiatives in the cultural heritage field that contribute to the green, digital, and social transformation of our society. Assoc. Prof. Artopoulos presented the topic "From architectural data integration to digital twinning: the Urban PERISCOPE practice – Strovolos, Cyprus". The Urban PERISCOPE platform seeks to expand discourse in online interfaces, offering city authorities and building conservation professionals enhanced opportunities for multi-discipline knowledge sharing and informed decision-making.
Digital analytical tools combined with 3D documentation are used in building rehabilitation and conservation. In the last decade advancements in the Architecture Engineering Construction industry have seen the application of BIM (building information modeling) methods in heritage building conservation become more attractive for specialists and practitioners. Digital tools used by city departments (digital twins, etc.) can be used, e.g., to make decisions in building management.
The Urban PERISCOPE practice proposes that integrating data created by different disciplines of the built environment in a single point of access, i.e., an online digital twin, can offer new opportunities for the transdisciplinary research into heritage buildings and historic clusters in cities. The practice has worked to ensure that the technical guidelines, workflows and instructions available will be useful to any city.

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