Sebezhsky National Park, Pskov Oblast, Russian Federation
Nature Reserves Environmental Education Centre and Sebezhsky National Park, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of the Russian Federation
The visitor experience project for Sebezhsky National Park came about through the European Neighbourhood and Partnership Instrument’s Estonia-Latvia-Russia Cross-Border Cooperation Programme. It called for developing a system of excursion routes throughout the park with a strategy for presenting information in a flexible and interactive way.
developed a strategy for preserving the natural landscape and creating a unique adaptive programme for visitors. The programme is based on an innovative approach to presenting information through interconnected layers:
- Natural-ecological: The diverse landscapes of Sebezhsky National Park include woodlands and freshwater lakes. The project carefully maintains these ecosystems, making them the trails’ main focus.
- Architectural: A system of bridges and pavilions follow the excursion routes and serve as viewing platforms. These allow visitors to experience the surrounding landscape from a new perspective while activating an interplay with augmented reality.
- Technological: For display on tablets and smartphones, animated 3D models representing different historical periods are superimposed on actual sites along the trails.