12 Mrz 2018

Reconstruction of the microclimate in Ancient Rome

Big cities have always shaped the local microclimate: Using our microclimate model, thermal comfort of not only future projects but also past cities can be analyzed. By rebuilding Ancient Rome from around 300 CE using 3D building data and reconstruction models, we plan to simulate the microclimate within the Eternal City. This way we can show how the ancient city produced its own microclimate and simulate in which parts of the city the Romans felt more comfortable than in others. The challenge of this task not only to include a precise reconstruction of the city in our model, but also the creation of authentic materials the Romans used to build their houses and surroundings.