After the recent devastation in the capital there is desire to undertake focused improvement of the urban environment however insufficient records currently impede planning. Furthermore, there is little appreciation of the real estate value especially the historic content in the city, working with the Baghdad Mayoralty the objective was to 3D model part of the main thoroughfare namely Al-Rasheed Street and present the findings to the authority.
This project is a Collaborative Effort with the Mayoralty of Baghdad on the use of our advanced Virtual Heritage Technology to record and preserve the architectural and urban heritage of Al-Rasheed Street in Baghdad, the Historical and cultural Landmark at the heart of Baghdad. The collaboration involves a series of capacity building, training and engagement activities in its first phase that was undertaken between April & September 2018. These are part of the Long-term Roadmap for heritage preservation and management of post-war Iraq in general and Baghdad’s Architectural and Urban Heritage, in Particular. The Mayoralty has road map for heritage preservation and the project is moving forward to extend the data set, 3D modelling areas of the city from which the complexities of the planning conundrum can be fully appraised.
The project is in collaboration with the Planning Directorate, Mayoralty of Baghdad, Iraq, The Centre of Urban Planning and Development, University of Baghdad, and Leica Geosystems
Project Investigator (PI) -
Nottingham Trent University