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VirtualViipuri 1939 – the city in a 3D model

VirtualViipuri 1939 – the city in a 3D model

VirtualViipuri project is part of the official Finland 100 programme.

Senior lecturer Harri Miettinen combines history, technology and learning in the project. (Photo: Anna Vättö)
Senior lecturer Harri Miettinen combines history, technology and learning in the project. (Photo: Anna Vättö)

In 1939 Vyborg, or Viipuri, was still a Finnish town before becoming part of Russia. VirtualViipuri is TAMK's educational project aiming to create a 3D model of the town as it was in September 1939. Intendant Juha Lankinen's town plans and elevations as well as photographs have been used as a source material. More than 100 students have participated in the project and over 2000 credits have been awarded.

The project has been going on over a decade, led by Senior lecturer Harri Miettinen. Miettinen's father was born in Vyborg, so he also has personal interest to study the town's history.

- VirtualViipuri is a remarkable historical project and a cultural act. For our students from various fields of study it combines history with learning and new technology. I'm so happy to be part of it all, he says proudly.

VirtualViipuri is presented in the official Finland 100 programme (in Finnish).

The project's official homepage can be found at www.virtuaaliviipuri.tamk.fi/en (in 14 languages).

 

Published 04.12.2017