Based on the doctoral thesis of a student at the University of Cordoba, the 3D reconstruction of Santa Maria de Cazorla (Jaen), was based on the doctoral thesis of Andres de Valvira (16th century). He is one of the most prominent architects of the Andalusian Renaissance.
The university institution has noted this in a note. It has stated that the research of the doctoral student has taken shape in a virtual tour available in the monument that recreates the architectural complex if it were completed.
The church was eventually destroyed by certain historical vicissitudes - floods, lawsuits, War of Independence, etc.
Thanks to Jesus Estepa's doctoral thesis, it is possible to create in 3D a model of the architectural complex if it had been completed.
This isn't a matter of imagination. This work was able to create a system that is based on comparative geometry data and takes into consideration the current construction practices in the province. The plans that had been used to make a reliable reconstruction plan were reconstructed using this method.
The investigation was so interesting that the authorities began to be interested in it. For a few weeks, the church provided a virtual reality visit that showed through virtual reality glasses how the monument might have looked. The vagaries and history.
Estepa, an Architecture graduate, explained that "we have used the most recent technology and the results seem quite faithful and real." It is actually difficult to tell which part was recreated with the glasses.
Francisco de Paula Montes (Graphic Engineering Department) and Paula Revenga (Art History area) directed the work. Estepa emphasizes the importance of combining different scientific disciplines to produce surprising results.
According to the author of the research, the study "is an unambiguous sample of the transfer knowledge from the academic area to civil society and explores novel formulas for intervention or conservation of heritage."
It is not a mere document. Instead, it generates an economic benefit that has real and lasting repercussions for the municipality in terms of tourism and commercial.