Urban environment of disappeared heritage: graphic analysis of Puerta Real in Seville

Gámiz-Gordo, A., Antón, D. ORCID: 0000-0002-4267-2433 and Barrero-Ortega, P., 2023. Urban environment of disappeared heritage: graphic analysis of Puerta Real in Seville. Heritage, 6 (7), pp. 5469-5499. ISSN 2571-9408

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The city of Seville experienced a remarkable rise in the 16th century thanks to trade with America. Based on a report by the architect Hernán Ruiz, it was decided to renovate the gates of the walled city. The Puerta Real, also called Puerta de Goles, was remodelled between 1560 and 1566, and King Philip II entered through it in 1570. However, it was demolished around 1864, and only the remains of the adjacent wall stand today. This research aims to graphically analyse the gate and its immediate surroundings to gain a more profound knowledge of it and to promote its heritage value. To this end, an extensive collection and analysis of historical images has been carried out, which are essential for understanding the transformations of the site. A photograph by Masson (c. 1855–1860) was next used to support the virtual reconstruction of the gate. A 3D laser scanner was also used to document the existing archaeological remains and, via game-engine technology, to recreate rigorously, for the first time, this 16th-century gate in its current environment. This research could be useful for future scientific reconstruction to promote the heritage revitalisation of this city area.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Heritage
Creators: Gámiz-Gordo, A., Antón, D. and Barrero-Ortega, P.
Publisher: MDPI
Date: 18 July 2023
Volume: 6
Number: 7
ISSN: 2571-9408
Rights: © 2023 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).
Divisions: Schools > School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment
Record created by: Laura Ward
Date Added: 20 Jul 2023 08:01
Last Modified: 20 Jul 2023 08:01
URI: https://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/49401

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