3D images reveal extent of Glasgow School of Art fire damage
New images have been released showing the extent of damage caused by a fire at the historic Charles Rennie Mackintosh building at Glasgow School of Art.
By The Newsroom
Published 28th Feb 2019, 14:03 GMT
The A-listed building caught fire on May 23, 2014, and the laser-scanned images detail the impact of the blaze.
The scans were created by experts in 3D visualisation at the school’s digital design studio, and they show the charred structure complete with the classical sculpture plaster casts which survived the fire.
A spokeswoman for the art school said: “The model will document every stage of the restoration and create a detailed record of the work undertaken for future use both by the GSA and other organisations carrying out complex restorations of historic buildings.”
Flames engulfed the school as students were preparing for their degree shows and a fire investigation found the blaze began when a projector ignited gases from expanding foam used in a student project.