Immersive Legacies: 320 The Terrace

Gordon Wilson Flats

An exhibition showcasing how technology makes it possible to virtually capture our architectural heritage. 19 Oct – 3 Nov

Immersive Legacies: 320 The Terrace is an exhibition that explores how New Zealand’s architectural heritage can be documented using a range of digital technology. The exhibition follows the making of digital heritage, to showcase how technology makes it possible to virtually capture our architectural heritage.

The exhibition presents 320 The Terrace, or The Gordon Wilson Flats, as a case study for the generation of digital heritage. Immersive Legacies illustrates how virtual reality technologies can be employed to generate experiences for exploration and understanding of heritage buildings. The exhibition introduces a variety of virtual reality experiences that present the building throughout its lifetime. These celebrate the opportunities provided by the digital reconstruction of heritage, and how emerging technologies enrich the representation and experience of historical architecture.

Through presenting the making of digital heritage, Immersive Legacies invites visitors to reflect on the role these emerging technologies can play for recording and communicating heritage sites in the future — in New Zealand and abroad.

Wellington Museum | 19 October – 3 November | 10am-5pm | Free