Royal Hospital Chelsea – Augmented Reality

Augmented reality - Royal Hospital Chelsea

The Royal Hospital Chelsea has an impressive array of buildings on the banks of the Thames in London. However, one important building that is no longer there is the Rotunda. This was a venue for balls, banquets and concerts (a young Mozart played there!) and was demolished in 1805. 

A 3D model of the Rotunda was developed by our partner InfoAktiv, based on old drawings and paintings. We integrated this model into a Situate app to provide an immersive augmented reality experience. 

Users can select which size model to place in their camera view. If the full-size model is selected it allows them to actually walk around the model, almost as if they were walking around the actual building. 

Royal Hospital Chelsea - augmented reality
Royal Hospital Chelsea - augmented reality
Royal Hospital Chelsea - augmented reality

Watch the screen recording showing the app in action as the user explores the Rotunda building using augmented reality. 

Contemporary Images

Only a few contemporary drawings and paintings existing of the Rotunda. 

The Rotunda at Ranelagh by T Bowles, 1754
The Rotunda at the Royal Hospital Chelsea
Inside the Rotunda at the Royal Hospital Chelsea