VirtuaFort

In close cooperation with Regionaal landschap de Voorkempen en Visual Dimension and the City of Antwerp, embedded within the RFC Interreg project, the Centre for Urban History (UA) aims to build a VR application 'VirtuaFort'. The VirtuaFort project is building a Virtual Reality application that includes Fort Lillo and its immediate surroundings. Hereby, a historically correct 3D-reconstruction of the fort in the 17th century is brought to life by means of immersive technology. At the same time, various storylines will be linked to the fortress, in order to enthuse both inhabitants and local and sustainable tourism about this unique location. The VR application will also make it possible to switch between the past, the present and the future plans for the fortress. The application will be launched publicly in early 2022, after which a possible expansion towards other sites will be investigated. During this presentation, the current state of affairs and the intended final application will be explained, with a focus on the history of the fortress.