GLOBALink | Digital technology helps to better protect, present ancient Hui-style architecture
Source: Xinhua | Published: 2024-04-11

The ancient Hui-style architecture is known for its profound history and culture. Featuring unique white walls, black tiles, flying eaves and upturned corners,the architecturewithstands the test of time and makes to the modern time amid the beautiful mountains and rivers. In recent years, some colleges and universitieshavebegun to explore the use of digital technology platform to improve the historical and cultural heritage protection system of Hui-style villages. Digital technology plays a critical role in digital protection,safety assessment,boostingcultural industry and so on.

"Digital protection can realize the surveying and mapping ofasingle buildingas well as the overall layout of ancient villages. It can alsocreate three-dimensional virtual simulation models, video animations and other series of information resources. People can see the shape, structure, decoration details and even the construction process of ancient buildings," Xuan Wei, dean of College of Architecture & Art, Hefei University of Technology, pointed out.

"When hiddensafetyrisk appears in our ancient buildings, we can send alerts in time, andstart to repair and renovatetimely.Visitorscanlearn more about thehistory and culture and the literary allusion and legends that happened and told here, " said Du Meng, first secretary of the Party Committee of Xidi Village, Huangshan City.

Digital technology enables Hui-style architecture and Huizhou culture to spread more widely,promotes therevival oflocaltraditionalculture, assists rural revitalization, and fosters the development of the cultural and tourism industry.

Xuan Wei(C front), dean of College of Architecture & Art, Hefei University of Technology, discusses the modeling of ancient Hui-style architecture with her colleagues in Hefei, east China's Anhui Province, Jan. 8, 2024. (Xinhua/Guo Chen)

Students of College of Architecture & Art, Hefei University of Technology, visit an ancient village to conduct a survey in Huangshan, east China's Anhui Province, July 29, 2023. (Xinhua)

This picture provided by College of Architecture & Art, Hefei University of Technology, shows digital models of ancient Hui-style dwellings in Xidi Village of Yixian County, east China's Anhui Province. (Xinhua)