Title: Application of a digital framework towards the comprehension and restoration of the thin marble envelope of the Casa delle Armi built cultural heritage

Authors: Marco Ferrero; Federica Rosso; Gabriella Arena; Nicola Vannucchi

Addresses: Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Sapienza Università di Roma, Via Eudossiana 18, 00184, Roma, Italy ' Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Sapienza Università di Roma, Via Eudossiana 18, 00184, Roma, Italy ' Sport e Salute Spa (CONI Servizi Spa), Foro Italico, 00135, Roma, Italy ' Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Sapienza Università di Roma, Via Eudossiana 18, 00184, Roma, Italy

Abstract: Cultural heritage sites and architectural heritage are inestimable assets to preserve and play a vital role in the tourism sector of urban areas as well. Therefore, their preservation, usage and maintenance are crucial, so they can be shared with citizens and visitors. Italy is one of the richest countries with respect to the quantity and prominence of cultural heritage and built cultural heritage, and at the same time a significant part of the built heritage is in need of effective restoration strategies. The growth in information technologies (ITs) for both the construction sector and tourism, as well as citizens' life, opens up new scenarios for built heritage preservation, maintenance and enjoyment. The objective of this work is illustrating a digital, BIM-based framework applied towards the preservation of the built heritage. In particular, a famous built heritage, the 'Casa delle Armi' (Luigi Moretti, 1937), is considered to apply such a framework.

Keywords: digital cultural heritage; built cultural heritage; rationalist heritage; marble envelope; restoration; Luigi Walter Moretti.

DOI: 10.1504/IJDCET.2021.116481

International Journal of Digital Culture and Electronic Tourism, 2021 Vol.3 No.3/4, pp.338 - 355

Received: 31 Jul 2020
Accepted: 06 Oct 2020

Published online: 06 Jul 2021 *

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