Digital Interactive Baroque Atria in Turin: A Project Aimed to Sharing and Enhancing Cultural Heritage

  • V. Palma
  • R. SpalloneEmail author
  • M. Vitali
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 919)


Turin Baroque atria, characterized by complex vaulted systems, are a unique case in the architecture of the time. These atria have been realized with particular spatial schemes that present: unified spaces, absence of intermediate pillars, and composite vaults made of brickwork masonry. Three main types of vaulted systems established: the “star-shaped” vaults, the “planterian” vaults, and the “a fascioni” vaults. It is a Cultural Heritage of great interest but it is little known and visited by the public, especially if intended as an urban system. To spread knowledge of over 70 examples found, and to enhance Cultural Heritage Tourism, the authors are setting up a digital collection and AR experiences that present the results of surveys and geometric interpretations of these artifacts. The aim of this action is mixing and merging real and virtual documentary materials and fruition experiences.


Baroque atria Vaulted systems Digital modeling Digital archives Augmented reality 



Although the proposal is the result of a shared research among the three authors, it must refer to the specialist work of: Valerio Palma the paragraph 4, Roberta Spallone the paragraph 2, Marco Vitali the paragraph 3. Valerio Palma, Roberta Spallone, and Marco Vitali together are the authors of paragraphs 1 and 5.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.FULLPolitecnico di TorinoTurinItaly
  2. 2.Department of Architecture and DesignPolitecnico di TorinoTurinItaly

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