Jul 14, 2016

Project Soane Announces Winners

Today Project Soane announced the winners of its rendering competition.

In July 2015, Robert A.M. Stern Architects, Autodesk, HP, NVIDIA, CASE, CGarchitect, Sir John Soane's Museum, and Sir John Soane's Museum Foundation joined forces to help create a virtual model of Sir John Soane’s Bank of England. Graham S. Wyatt, Partner at Robert A.M. Stern Architects, always interested in the application of digital technology to traditional forms, conceived a two-phase competition: the first phase a crowd-sourced building information modeling (BIM) effort to reconstruct Soane's Bank of England, and the second a rendering and visualization competition based on the crowdsourced models created in phase one. The Bank's interiors, demolished in the 1920s in what is now considered one of modern architectural history's greatest losses, are admired today for Soane's spectacular use of Neoclassical forms, natural light, and effects of scale. The team at RAMSA oversaw the curation of historical documents from the Archives of Sir John Soane’s Museum in London, and Mr. Wyatt and RAMSA Partner Melissa DelVecchio served as jurors for the rendering competition.

The winners are:
- People's Choice: Andrii Rodych, 3DVisDesign (Ukraine)
- Image: Andre Simapranata, MR Studio (United States)
- Best Film: Rostislav Nikolaev, archirost (Russian Federation)
- Best Real-Time: Richard Stevenson, Freelance, (South Africa)
- GPU (Post Allowed) Andrii Rodych, 3DVisDesign (Ukraine)
- Historical Accuracy: Gianluca Zito (Australia)
- Community: Andrew Milburn, GAJ Architects (United Arab Emirates)

For more information on Project Soane, and a full list of honorees, please click here.

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