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Expo2020 life-size model of Michelangelo’s David at Italian pavilion

3D replica of the world-famous marble statue will be the centrepiece of Expo2020  Italian pavilion.

Laser precision captures microscopic details of Michelangelo’s David statue as part of digitisation before printing a life-size replica that will be the centre piece of the Italian pavilion at Expo Dubai. Engineers used high-tech cameras and mounted laser scanners on stairs to capture microscopic details of the 16th-century marble statue at the Accademia Gallery in Florence.

Paolo Glisenti, Italy’s commissioner general for the Dubai Expo, told The National that cutting-edge digital and visual technology used in space helped to piece together the copy.

He said the aim was “to make the first perfect twin of the sculpture Michelangelo created more than 500 years ago”. “We consider it our main tribute to the Expo visionary message, Connecting Minds, Creating the Future”.

“The three hulls, painted to form the biggest Italian flag [yet made], will be unveiled some time in late April. It has taken months of work to construct them and to make a perfect roof covering more than 3,000 square metres,” Mr Glisenti said.

Work on the shell and core of the pavilion is complete and architects are now starting on fit-outs within.

Mr Glisenti said planners used the time to refocus on using technology to maintain a safe visitor experience, as well as sanitise and monitor the area.

A smart tag will be given to all pavilion visitors that will alert them should they get within metres of another person.

The objective is to connect scientists, entrepreneurs, artists and students across the world in real time.

“I call it a ‘speaking and viewing’ pavilion fully integrated inside and outside,” Mr Glisenti said about displaying tech and green solutions produced by Italian companies. He said they moved quickly to incorporate natural ventilation in a fully open-air visitor path, sensors to detect proximity and flow of people, nanotechnologies for indoor air sanitising, and algae cultivation to absorb the carbon dioxide guests exhale. He said the Expo could be a milestone for the rest of the world “by showing how architects, designers, real estate companies, smart energy and sustainable mobility providers can connect and work together in post pandemic era for urban regeneration projects”.

Other features to watch out for are a garden filled with rare Italian plants and flowers and a sand dune structure where the main exhibits will be housed.

About 10,000 Italian university students responded to a call for volunteers and Mr Glisenti described the response as extraordinary.

Rinascimento, eccellenze tecnologiche, patrimonio culturale e patrimonio digitale: la Galleria dell’Accademia di Firenze, sotto l’egida del Ministero dei Beni Culturali e Turismo e del Commissariato italiano per Expo 2020 Dubai, guida il più sofisticato progetto di ri-produzione ad alta tecnologia del capolavoro di Michelangelo in un’operazione che unisce la memoria storica a un presente di innovazione.

Tra memoria e futuro, il gemello del David andrà a Dubai per essere collocato al centro del Padiglione dell’Italia alla prossima Esposizione Universale. Il progetto, che rilancia la bellezza dell’Italia e delle sue città d’arte, prevede anche la realizzazione del “making of” della riproduzione stessa in modo da offrire ai visitatori e come eredità di Expo

2020 Dubai la rappresentazione delle tante competenze multidisciplinari coinvolte.

Sono tante le sfide presentate dal progetto di digitalizzazione del David, una collaborazione tra il Commissario Generale di Sezione per l’Italia per Expo Dubai 2020, il Ministero dei Beni e delle Attività Culturali e del Turismo, il Museo della Galleria dell’Accademia di Firenze e il Dipartimento di Ingegneria Civile e Ambientale dell’Università degli Studi di Firenze.

Un progetto che coinvolge un team di tecnici e ricercatori del mondo universitario e industriale, coordinato dalla Professoressa Grazia Tucci, per mettere a sistema competenze specialistiche differenti. l caso dell’opera michelangiolesca richiede di superare difficoltà logistiche e operative non trascurabili, come quelle legate alla dimensione dell’opera e alla necessità di rilevarla “a tutto tondo”. Proprio per spingersi verso un elevatissimo dettaglio della ri-produzione digitale si sono voluti mutuare strumenti e metodi propri del settore industriale, grazie al coinvolgimento di Hexagon, che collaborerà con il gruppo di ricercatori geomatici – come sono oggi definiti gli esperti di misura e digitalizzazione – dell’Università degli Studi di Firenze.

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