The BRICKS EU Project ( is constructing a distributed, scalable, and safe infrastructure that will provide open-source technology for the European Digital Memory. This infrastructure, known as the “Foundation”, has been implemented through the integration of independent software units called “Bricks”, which are developed on the architecture nodes. A Brick is an independent building block whose functionality is made available through a formally defined interface. Bricks can be put together to provide richer functionality, and may encapsulate Content. In order to test and validate the Foundation infrastructure and demonstrate how to build value-added services overlapping such infrastructure, some significant added-value “Pillar” applications have been developed and made available, addressing the “Greek temple metaphor”. The intention is to use such applications for validating the Foundation services and, at the same time, those applications will constitute the basis of the future advancement of the BRICKS sustainability concept and be an attractive feature for the creation of a future Cultural Heritage Community. The “Fortuna Visiva of Pompeii” Pillar application has been developed as a case study within the “Archaeological site” Pillar. By using most of the Bricks created within the overall framework, demonstrates how the final users will be provided with services designed to enable them to use Pompeii's Archaeological Digital Library and Geographic Information System for learning, research and cultural tourism. Final users have been largely involved from the very beginning in the design phase of the case study applications, ensuring that such application matched the initial requirements (“vertical integration”), thus contributing to bridge the gap between users' community and advanced ICTs in the Cultural Heritage domain.