The 2TaLL project aimed at examination of using virtual city models (3D) to provide advanced urban analyses focused on simulations of impact of tall buildings on landscapes of European cities. The research problem is actual and important for contemporary urban planning. In the past two decades tall buildings have become increasingly popular on the European continent. It causes rapid changes of landscapes of many cities and poses a threat for urban heritage. Therefore, there is a need for new simulation techniques useful in planning process that in an objective and comprehensive manner will help to determinate the spatial consequences of tall buildings development.
Introducing modern computer methods and techniques into the world of architecture and urban planning creates a unique combination of strictly technical science with a gentle environment of urban sciences, where notions of beauty and spatial parameters exist together in diverse urban structures. Therefore, project’s objective required interdisciplinary approach. The research was conducted together: a) in the field of architecture and urban science, including professional approach and subjective interpretations of cityscape; and – b) in the more technical field of geometry, geo-information, and computer science, leading to develop objective analytical methods.
On the one hand, project research aimed at documenting selected examples of locations of tall buildings in European cities and analyzing their impact on the landscape. On the other, the project focused on creating computer-aided methods of simulating impact of tall buildings on space. New methods developed within the project enables diagnosing the visual impact of a building in a city (VIS) and protecting important landscape clusters against the impact of new building (VPS). Additionally, the project developed analyses of public space (3D-Negative). Developed software solutions includes two types of digital 3D city models: CityGML and DSM/LiDAR data.
Application of 3D Virtual City Models in Urban Analyses of Tall Buildings
Polish-Norwegian Research Program / Small Grant Scheme 2012
Principal Investigator: dr inż. arch. Klara Czyńska
Key Staff: dr inż. arch. Paweł Rubinowicz, dr inż. arch. Adam Zwoliński
Project duration: 2013.09.01 – 2016.02.29
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