Developing an augmented reality art and heritage experience in the forest of Varjakka


Warjakka3D is a research project to recreate some of the houses from old Varjakka as 3D digital models, and place these models virtually on the old foundations. Using the Warjakka App on a smartphone, you can explore what the houses looked like 100 years ago – inside and out – and read stories about their inhabitants.
The houses can be switched from old-style interiors and become gallery spaces for artwork created as part of the Warjakan Tarinat project and Warjakka Artists Residency programme.

By Spring 2020, we hope to have created the app and have two of the buildings augmenting the foundations.

3D render of Finninkatu 102 as it might have looked in 1925

Click on the image below and you can use your mouse and keyboard to navigate around this model (work in progress)
W A S D = move around – Q E = rotate horizontal – R F = rotate vertical

Warjakka3D is being created by TaikaBox in collaboration with Ludocraft and Playsign, with content research undertaken by Oulu University.

Initial research for this project was funded by a DigiDemo grant from AVEK. The pilot is funded by TaikaBox and Oulun Seudun Leader.