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Vlooienburg Jewish Amsterdam

By Tijm Lanjouw,Mikko Kriek,Markus Stoffer,Jitte Waagen

The project is a 3D reconstruction of Vlooienburg, what is now the Waterloopleinbuurt, made by the UvA’s 4D Research Lab. In it you can see three different historical periods: from around 1625, 1675 and 1890. The excavations from 1980 can also be seen. You can also take a look at a typical dining room of a Portuguese-Jewish family from around 1650. The reconstructions have been produced on the basis of extensive cartographic, archaeological, and architecture-historical research by a team of archaeologists and 3D modellers and technicians, in close collaboration with experts in various domains of the cultural history of the area. Since the neighbourhood doesn’t exist anymore, and very few traces in the current urban layout of the area are visible, 3D/VR is the only way to create an experience of revisiting the area.

PURE 3D is a virtual research environment for interactive Digital Heritage and Digital Humanities 3D content.