Submerged villages of Velenje lake

A day-long experience involving a visit to the Velenje mine and a virtual descent to the bottom of the lake to explore a hyper-realistic 3D digital reconstruction of the village of Škale using VR glasses.

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Start — end January 2020 — December 2021
Client Šaleška Valley Tourism Board

Use Case

Deep in the lakes of Šaleška dolina are hidden, almost forgotten, villages. Šaleška Dolina Tourism Board wished to create a new tourist product that involves all the main attractions of the area, yet in a new and attractive way.

Within the experience, the visitors are taken to the mines to learn about the lakes and stories of people above-ground through an animated video. Afterwards, they travel to the center of the lake with an electric boat, where they virtually descend to the bottom of the lake to explore the hyper-realistic 3D digitally reconstructed village of Škale using VR glasses. The experience ends at the shores of a lake, on a viewing platform.