Designation:Opo’Arch Formal Methods
Main Goals:To reinforce the research, the technological development and the innovation
Region of Intervention:North
Beneficiary Entity:Cooperativa de Ensino Superior Artístico do Porto, CRL
Date of Approval:22/07/2016
Total Eligible Cost:561600.0 €
European Union Financial Support | FEDER:477360.00 €
Project objectives and activities
The 'Group of Formal Methods in Architecture' of LIA - Research Laboratory of Architecture of ESAP has been devoted in recent years to R&D work in the area of methods for architecture involving the use of scientific acquisitions of the mathematical.
Particularly relevant group of its production is a computer application on 'space syntaxes' in 3D space. This digital tool has the name of DepthSpace3D.
'Space syntaxes' are a set of methods in use in the architecture for over 30 years, and as they require a large amount of calculations, they need to be treated by ICT instruments. So far, only 2D analysis was currently available, developed mainly in the original school - the University College London.
The availability of 3D software tools opens up new perspectives to the advancement of these technologies, and corresponds to a need for scientific and technological development of these methodologies. The new fields of application can be very important.
CESAP intends now to carry out the dissemination of the results of its R&D to society in general and particularly to regional business. This is the project called OPO'ArchFormalMethods.
The aim of the project is not only to make an 'educational' passage of academic research results, through the usual conferences, articles and books. But the objectives are also:
- to support the creation of a cluster of institutions and regional companies with interests in the use of this product, that provides new business opportunities.
- the post-project creation of a spin-off to ensure the development coordination functions of the commercial software.
- to release the school for more fundamental R&D, continuing to develop the most advanced scientific areas, and remaining responsible for the academic version of the software.