With this abstract we intend to present a research still in progress, based on the collaboration between two researchers structured in two different disciplinary sectors - “architectural composition” and “representation of architecture” - in the Department of Architecture of the University of Palermo. A research aimed at defining a redevelopment of the tourist use of one of the most important archaeological sites in the Mediterranean: Agrigento’s Archaeological Park. Three fundamental strategic actions guide this interdisciplinary research: “survey”, “design” and “representation”. Four are the fundamental goals of the intervention. The first goal is to read - through the survey conducted with laser scanning and photogrammetric techniques - the areas of the gymnasium, the Roman temple and the space and valley that separates these two areas, as well as the elaboration of 3D models. The second goal is the project of paths into the archeological area, aimed at connecting the gymnasium area with the Museum, to close the circular route of the park and to create stopping points and landscape observation points. Actually, in fact, in the park there are inaccessible areas and cul de sacs that prevent the correct display of archaeological “vestigia” of great interest, but marginal compared to the main tourist routes. The third goal is the revision of the entrance and visit routes inside the Archaeological Museum, without however modifying the set-up system. In this sense, a new volume is planned to include and cover the excavations of the Roman temple and the Greek bouleterion discovered only after the museum was built. In this case, the intervention is configured as an extension of the existing museum complex which, through this new configuration, assumes a new centrality in the general system of visits. The fourth and final goal is the representation of the landscape and architectural redevelopment project through feature-based augmented reality techniques, aimed at visualizing and verifying the design solutions in situ using mobile devices. A research based on the conviction that “survey”, “project” and “representation” are three fundamental and parallel moments of the transformation process of the archeological space.

Guarrera, F., Cannella, M. (2021). A hypothesis for the redevelopment of the Archaeological Park of Agrigento. In A. Camiz, Z. Ceylanlı, Z. Önsel Atala, O. Özkuvancı (a cura di), CITIES IN EVOLUTION DIACHRONIC TRANSFORMATIONS OF URBAN AND RURAL SETTLEMENTS. BOOK OF ABSTRACT (pp. 49-50). Instanbul : DRUM Press.

A hypothesis for the redevelopment of the Archaeological Park of Agrigento

Guarrera, F;Cannella, M
2021

Abstract

With this abstract we intend to present a research still in progress, based on the collaboration between two researchers structured in two different disciplinary sectors - “architectural composition” and “representation of architecture” - in the Department of Architecture of the University of Palermo. A research aimed at defining a redevelopment of the tourist use of one of the most important archaeological sites in the Mediterranean: Agrigento’s Archaeological Park. Three fundamental strategic actions guide this interdisciplinary research: “survey”, “design” and “representation”. Four are the fundamental goals of the intervention. The first goal is to read - through the survey conducted with laser scanning and photogrammetric techniques - the areas of the gymnasium, the Roman temple and the space and valley that separates these two areas, as well as the elaboration of 3D models. The second goal is the project of paths into the archeological area, aimed at connecting the gymnasium area with the Museum, to close the circular route of the park and to create stopping points and landscape observation points. Actually, in fact, in the park there are inaccessible areas and cul de sacs that prevent the correct display of archaeological “vestigia” of great interest, but marginal compared to the main tourist routes. The third goal is the revision of the entrance and visit routes inside the Archaeological Museum, without however modifying the set-up system. In this sense, a new volume is planned to include and cover the excavations of the Roman temple and the Greek bouleterion discovered only after the museum was built. In this case, the intervention is configured as an extension of the existing museum complex which, through this new configuration, assumes a new centrality in the general system of visits. The fourth and final goal is the representation of the landscape and architectural redevelopment project through feature-based augmented reality techniques, aimed at visualizing and verifying the design solutions in situ using mobile devices. A research based on the conviction that “survey”, “project” and “representation” are three fundamental and parallel moments of the transformation process of the archeological space.
archaeological survey, archaeological design, archaeological representation
978-1-716-22187-3
Guarrera, F., Cannella, M. (2021). A hypothesis for the redevelopment of the Archaeological Park of Agrigento. In A. Camiz, Z. Ceylanlı, Z. Önsel Atala, O. Özkuvancı (a cura di), CITIES IN EVOLUTION DIACHRONIC TRANSFORMATIONS OF URBAN AND RURAL SETTLEMENTS. BOOK OF ABSTRACT (pp. 49-50). Instanbul : DRUM Press.
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