AN ACCURATE DIGITAL RESTORATION METHOD BASED ON ARCHITECTURAL SITE INFORMATION – A CASE STUDY OF THE JIUJING SANSHI HALL IN CHANGCHUN GARDEN
Using records, documents, and research on Jiujing Sanshi Hall in Changchun Garden as an example, this paper showcases a method to digitally restore lost constructions to the maximum level of precision in their size, scale, architectural design, and structure using digital technology. The digital restoration can also be dynamically adjusted based on latest data. Information used to form such restorations include historical records, measurement data, and unknown data, which were then analyzed and recombined. This method fulfills the technical gap in high-precision digital restoration in China. The paper proposes an evaluation standard that involves "triple-evidence verification chain" and restoration accuracy, which can be used for most unmovable cultural relics, especially large ruins with few, scattered remains. The standard can provide a qualitative basis for the whole field of restoration research. The resulting restoration method is useful in cooperation and research between multiple cross-discipline organizations, as well as improving work efficiency and information sharing. Moreover, this restoration plan has integrated various virtual assembly methods and improved the integrity and authenticity of the site remains. It made breakthroughs in display methods of lost constructions and ruins such as enhanced showcasing of vanished ruins and changes over time. The plan also was able to enrich cultural connotation and existing contents of the ruins. The resulting restoration can be updated, and the information can be shared and used in open research.