Porta Pretoria of Aosta

Tactile model of the Roman era monument

3D Printed Models | 3D Scans
3D Printing & Additive Manufacturing | Architecture | Arts/culture

Porta Pretoria of Aosta

Customer : Comune di Aosta and Lion's Club Aosta

Year : 2013

Development time : 2 Months

The installation of the Porta Pretoria, promoted and financially supported by the local Lion's Club, had to answer a series of interlocking needs, such as being accessible to <strong>blind people</strong>, integrating with the exhibition in the archaeological site and providing lighting that can easily identify the model also during the night.

<img class="wp-image-1549 size-large" src="https://protocube.it/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/porta_allestimento-1024x683.jpg" alt="porta_allestimento" width="1024" height="683" /> The tactile installation is perfectly intergrated with the footbridge, which ensures the tourist enjoyment of the Roman ruin.

<img class="wp-image-1550 size-large" src="https://protocube.it/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/57234-1024x768.jpg" alt="Porta zoom" width="1024" height="768" /> The installation, designed with particular attention to the blind people audience, is characterized by a high detailed tactile model. The instructions are shown both in common written languages than in Braille on the panels, which ensures among other the backlight. (credits www.lovevda.it)

Protocube took care of the entire exhibit procedure. The first step was the transposition of the laser scanning data provided by the client about Porta Pretoria and the area of the archaeological excavations on which it stands. The acquired data were processed and optimized to define a<strong> 3D model</strong> which has to be trusty to the state of the places.

Thanks to the previously acquired know-how in realizing supports for the visually impaired, the model has been refined to ensure the best possible <strong>tactile experience</strong>.

<img class="wp-image-1551 size-large" src="https://protocube.it/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/porta_modello-da-scansione1-1024x418.jpg" alt="porta_modello da scansione" width="1024" height="418" /> The 3D scan data were elaborated ad optimized to obtain the base 3D model.

The model of the monument has been realized in 1:75 scale with <strong>3D printing</strong> techniques and integrated by a series of accessory systems, including specific panels and a twilight sensor able to activate the illumination during the night hours.

<img class="size-large wp-image-1552" src="https://protocube.it/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/porta_light-1024x412.jpg" alt="porta_light" width="1024" height="412" /> Some steps regarding the implementation of the lighting system.