3D-PRINTED SCALE MODEL OF AMATRICE. AN AID TO THE MEMORY.

Il centro di Amatrice dopo il terremoto, 24 agosto 2016 (ANSA/ ALBERTO ORSINI)

Fifty days after Central Italy’s tragic earthquake, Maker Faire Rome and Regione Lazio are paying homage to the stricken populations and their territory with a large-scale reproduction of Amatrice (4 x 4 m) made using 3D printing by DWS.

Fifty days after Central Italy’s tragic earthquake, Maker Faire Rome – The European Edition 4.0 and Regione Lazio are paying homage to the stricken populations and their territory with a large-scale reproduction of Amatrice (4 x 4 m) made using 3D printing by DWS. The model will be placed at the entrance to the Regione Lazio’s stand (Pavilion 8).

Amatrice was symbolically chosen from among the quake-stricken municipalities because it is a major town and the one with the largest number of victims, without neglecting such municipalities as Accumoli and Arquata del Tronto, and the numerous smaller communities.

A combination of 3D printing, digital fabrication, and digital mapping allowed this model, which crystallizes these places as they were before the quake, to be produced quickly. This unprecedented work of instant fabrication would have been impossible until just a few years ago.

It is an homage, a document, and an aid to the memory, to bring back, in scale, what unfortunately is no longer there; to restore physical shape to what today remains only in intangible form, in surveys and photographs. But it is also a tool to allow everyone – experts and laypeople alike – to understand the places, the spaces, and the volumes, and to imagine reconstruction.

 

Amatrice in 3D

A project of Maker Faire Rome – The European Edition 4.0, with the Regione Lazio, powered by DWS

Conceived and coordinated by Alessandro Ranellucci

Mapping: Regione Lazio– Regional Directorate for Territory, Urban planning and mobility

3D Modelling: Michele Calvano, Francesca Guadagnoli

3D Printing: DWS SYSTEMS

Milling: Sergio Subrizi, Giorgio Marcatili, Fonderie digitali

 

 

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