Built Environment Objects


The term Built Environment Objects identifies a «any built works or other things classified as being of the built environment, whether extant or not, constructed or not» (Getty Art and Architecture Thesaurus - Getty AAT).

For the Turin 1911 project, the Built Environment Objects entity includes all the structures and spaces designed for the Fair. Elements are classified by function and are subdivided into city and province pavilions, colonial exhibits, entrance structures, gardens (open spaces), office buildings, permanent structures, recreation structures, theme structures, transportation structures, exhibition kiosks, and national pavilions.

Selected individual Built Environment Objects also integrate a Building Information Modelling-Geographical Information System (BIM-GIS) web application developed with ESRI products. Each BIM-GIS web application focuses on the 3D model of the reconstructed object, sorrounded by the context of the City of Turin in 1911. Each Built Environment Object is digitaly reconstructed starting from the collected archival materials.

Currently, BIM-GIS web applications are available for:

Modern City

• Pavilion of the Arts Applied to Industry, including China, Japan and Persia

Pavilion of the City of Turin

• Pavilion of Hungary

Pavilion of Siam


Permanent structures are visualized as 3D models based on as-built pointclouds using Potree web application.

Currently, web applications for Permanent structures are available for:

Fountain of the Twelve Months