‘Castle of San Vicente de la Sonsierra: a virtual reconstruction’ is an application for general use on mobile devices developed by Intervento and Arkikus and commissioned by the Town Council of San Vicente de la Sonsierra (Rioja, Spain).
The virtual reconstruction included in this app aims to show the architectural evolution of the castle of San Vicente de la Sonsierra (La Rioja, Spain) over history, with the main focus on 13th, 15th, 17th and 19th centuries AD.
All digital content included in this application has been elaborated on the basis of the main image, documentary and archeological resources available at the present time for the reconstructed spaces or, where sources are lacking for certain elements, by using chronologically, geographically and stylistically proximate architectural and/or ornamental parallels, in an attempt to achieve the maximum degree of historical accuracy. The reconstructions included show the different phases of construction of the castle. Specifically for this app, the architecture is pictured as if it has been frozen in time until the present. These reconstructions constitute an interpretation of the heritage environment agreed upon by different specialists at the date of creation of the app; new research may well refine this interpretation further.
Acknowledgments: Binary Soul SL, ttak! Drone Works, Pedro Álvarez Clavijo, Micaela Pérez (Archivo Histórico Provincial de La Rioja), Global Digital Heritage, Kevin Pérez, Natalia Martínez, Nagore González, Nick Gardner, Enrique Loza.
In memory of Javier Luis Fernández Mendoza, whose passion for San Vicente de la Sonsierra helped develop this project.