The interactive museum and digital archaeology project in the Podol region — a historical area in the center of Kyiv
Here under the Poshtova Ploshcha (Poshtova Square) several years ago the construction of a new city mall bore the remains of ancient Kyiv dating as early as 11th century. The construction works were stopped to conduct archaeological excavations, which discovered entirely new details about the Kyivan Rus history and moved the supposed borders of ancient Kyiv to a new river port street. Ministry of Culture of Ukraine promotes the idea to found an interactive museum of archaeology on the exact place of the ancient wooden houses and fortifications, leaving them as is for the observations. We were brought into the project to fixate the dynamical site during the most prominent excavations, collect data for the future museum displays and to develop a presentation app with VR tour through the underground for mobile devices.
The prototype of the app was shown earlier in July 2016, and now we are finishing the VR tour to launch it on Google Play for public use.
Technologies involved: laser scanning, photogrammetry, game design for virtual reality on Android.
Start date June 2016
Status: prototype testing and publishing on Google Play.
Involved professions: photographers, laser operators, drone operators, scan editors, Unity game developers, 3d modelers, virtual reality producer.