Aquis Querquennis

Virtual reconstructions - AquisQuerquennis 3D

Virtual reconstructions

The virtual reconstruction is chronologically framed at the time of the fort’s full operation as a Roman military compound.

The final result of a virtual 3D reconstruction is usually surprising and provokes admiration for its power and visual impact , however, until we reach that point we travel a whole path of collective research, 2D and 3D sketches, more or less false tests and steps, which end up configuring the final form of the reconstruction.

THE VIA NOVA AND THE STRENGTH OF AQUIS QUERQUENNIS

Importance of the way to communicate Braga and Astorga through the interior. The gold in the region. Emergence of new habitat places and new habits (Baños de Riocaldo).

THE DOORS OF THE STRONG

Checking point Watch Point Control of those outside but also of those inside the fort.

THE BARRACONES

Daily life. Spaces in which food is made, falls asleep, comes to life in common with the other soldiers. In Aquis Querquennis there are interior courtyards: socialization space, games…

THE GENERAL HEADQUARTER

Administrative space: paperwork, officials … in which you can represent the classic bureaucratic mess: for example, a problem with contracts.

HOSPITAL

Military hospitals are a historic milestone. They are the first representatives of their kind and also indicate that the State ensures the health of the soldiers. Not because they are appreciated, but because they are the only institutional arm of the State and because they are a valuable resource: it takes time to train them.

THE HORREA-CELEIROS

They indicate the immense effort of military logistics. They involve a collection of goods that determines the rhythms of agricultural production and is related to the payment of two taxes.