KUKA robot restores sculptures in the canadian parliament building
The three neo-Gothic buildings of the Canadian Parliament in Ottawa are built on an abrupt slope on the banks of the Ottawa River in the city center. All three of the buildings will be renovated over the course of the next ten years.
Tests are currently being conducted to determine how digital fabrication can assist in the reconstruction of eroding sculptures. A sandstone sculpture on the facade of the East Block was selected for this purpose. The relief features an owl amongst thistles, carved into a 1725 mm x 1120 mm slab of Berea sandstone.