Tourism & Media

EuroParcs can show investors
their to-be-built resorts in 3D.


About Europarcs
Since its founding in 2000, EuroParcs has specialized in developing and managing holiday parks. To this day, they have developed 49 parks in the Netherlands, Belgium, Bonaire, and Austria. Being distinctive and offering their guests holidays on uninue locations is what EuroParcs delivers with each resort. All the parks of EuroParcs have their characteristic location and are all provided with high-quality facilities and engaging activities.

Why did Europarcs choose a 3D visualization with 360-degree videos?
Before, EuroParcs used maquettes at trade fairs to showcase and visualize their concept of a to-be-built park. These maquettes included the whole layout and the small scales of houses that are supposed to be put in the park. These houses can be purchased by investors that visit the trade fairs. As EuroParcs is not able to bring the whole park to the trade fair, the information that the investors would get of the houses was the number of square meters and a concept shown on the maquette, without a clear vision of what they would look like in the end. This is when they approached Recreate to help them create a more professional, clear, and innovative way of the visualization of their new parks.

Showing the potential

Recreate has developed an application in which EuroParcs can show investors at a trade fair their to-be-built resorts in 3D. This application contains a good visual of the EuroParcs resorts and their environment with the incorporation of 360-degree videos.

The realistic visualization of the conceptual EuroParcs location in Austria was created with the use of photogrammetry and drone shots. This was to construct an identical representation of the park. With this representation, the 3D models of the vacation houses could be placed in their designated spots. The vacation houses are made in detail, showing the materials that will be used, the space between the houses, where cars can be parked, and the roads built through the park. Other facilities have also been placed into the application, like a playground, parking lot, and swimming pool. With this, a realistic impression has been created.

Not only the park itself is visualized, but also the environment is shown within the application with the use of multiple 360-degree videos. These videos were made with 360-degree cameras, or they were created with the use of 360-degree rendering of the 3D environment. The footage incorporated includes hot spots like the mountains, buildings, ski slopes, and rivers surrounding the area. This created a broader and more realistic view of the area so that the investors can get an impression of the surroundings and see where the houses will be located.