The Blandy-les-Tours Castle is a medieval structure located in Seine-et-Marne. Constructed between the 13th and 14th centuries, it was restored at the beginning of the 21st century. The castle provides a fine example of medieval military architecture with its towers, ramparts, and keep. From a simple fortified manor to a stronghold during the Hundred Years' War, and from a Renaissance residential castle to the Farm of the Towers, the Château de Blandy-les-Tours has a long history and has been owned by prestigious families.
Today, it is open to the public and offers guided tours that allow visitors to explore its history and architectural charms.
The project, presented on a large touchscreen, allows the manipulation of a real-time 3D digital twin of the castle, represented at seven key periods of its existence. The user can navigate between different periods and visualize the changes (constructions or destructions).
The castle was meticulously modeled based on archives, photos, plans, and other sources by a 3D graphic designer specialized in reproducing historical monuments from the company Héritage Virtuel. Various teams were involved in the project, including historians, archaeologists, 3D modelers, developers, and more.
The teams at Da Viking Code were responsible for developing the software (PC application) and were tasked with creating the real-time 3D experience. It is possible to rotate around the castle, zoom in, access informative maps about the uses of the buildings, and explore the genealogy of the Lords of Blandy through a hierarchical structure..
The system is set up on a touchscreen table available in the permanent exhibition room of the castle..