Slot Schaesberg in Landgraaf is a ruin of a once great caste and homestead, which will be rebuilt to its old glory over the next couple decades using traditional crafts. In addition, the SlotLab initiative was founded to complement this development with experimental approaches to monument renovation using contemporary technologies like 3D printing and sustainable materials.
Six different labs are developing separate elements of this reconstruction; sustainable slates (roofing), sustainable wood construction, 3D printing, bacterium based light sources and glass construction protheses. My job is to capture the ambitions of these different labs into a singular VR experience, so visitors of the IBA exhibition in September 2020 can already step into the future and see the full scope of SlotLab’s aspirations.
Dutch article: https://nrp.nl/nieuws/tijdreizen-in-erfgoed-komt-steeds-dichterbij-met-virtual-reality