Augmented Memories

Treasures of Malta

AP's Director of research Guillaume Dreyfuss and Design Director Charlene Jo Darmanin, contributed to the Christmas issue of Treasures of Malta with the paper 'Augmented Memories – embodying history and processes from layers to elements', an analysis of the social dimension of architecture in the 21st Century. 

The research questions the value system of heritage interventions and conservation, highlighting the crucial role played by the interplay of new technological advancements, such as the introduction of Building Information Modelling (BIM), and a transdisciplinary approach. 

This innovative approach has been tested and implemented in Malta with two architectural projects lead by AP Valletta: the rehabilitation and conservation of Teatru Manoel and the restoration of St Paul's Anglican Pro-Cathedral and its iconic steeple. For both interventions, the introduction of BIM modelling - at a later stage for the Manoel Theatre and at an earlier one for the steeple, allowed for the layering of elements and information gathered during a research and analysis phase, leading to a better understanding of the buildings and to the implementation of a iterative process to design the interventions, now documented and accessible through the model.

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Treasures of Malta is Fondazzjoni Patrimonju Malti’s journal published by Kite Group. 'Augmented Memories – embodying history and processes from layers to elements' is available on the latest issue which you can purchase here and on the Fondazzjoni Patrimonju Malti blog here.