Application of ICT in the processes of design and construction of an Orthodox Church

  • Luis Gimenez-Mateu Universidad Politécnica de Cataluña (Spain), Departamento de Expresión Gráfica Arquitectónica, Barcelona Tech.
  • Isidro Navarro-Delgado Universidad Politécnica de Cataluña (Spain), Departamento de Expresión Gráfica Arquitectónica, Barcelona Tech.
  • Galdric Santana-Roma Universidad Politécnica de Cataluña (Spain), Departamento de Expresión Gráfica Arquitectónica, Barcelona Tech.
Keywords: ICT, architecture, church, augmented reality, virtual reality

Abstract

This paper presents a study on the implementation of ICT (Information and Communication Technologies) in the architectural project for the new
temple that the Romanian Orthodox Church builds in Barcelona (Catalonia). Initially, the reader is introduced to the special circumstances that
made this project unique, given the formal complexity that had to be accommodated. In the subsequent sections, different technological tools used
for the 3D representation of the building are analyzed. This is necessary for the evaluation of the project outcomes. Moreover, this approach
ensured that the architectural project met the client’s approval. After this, we comment on the structural peculiarities and construction limitations
to which the project had to conform while retaining its maximum expression. Moreover, we reflect on the use of ICT in the process of execution of
the work, allowing the reader to appreciate its quality. The objective of the article is to assess whether the procedures and devices tested in
scientific research are applicable in practice, and to what extent. This analysis is performed from the point of view of the project architect, the
user/customer and the contractor responsible for running the construction site.

Published
2020-05-04
How to Cite
Gimenez-Mateu, L., Navarro-Delgado, I., & Santana-Roma, G. (2020). Application of ICT in the processes of design and construction of an Orthodox Church. Revista De La Construcción. Journal of Construction, 15(2), 55-68. Retrieved from http://revistadelaconstruccion.uc.cl/index.php/RDLC/article/view/12844