Project Soane rendering competition
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About Project Soane

Nearly a century ago Sir John Soane’s treasured Bank of England was destroyed – described by some as the greatest architectural crime of the 20th century. It was his life’s work. Soane’s spectacular use of natural light and mesmerizing effects of scale not only revolutionized the architecture world but his work also culminated in him being knighted by King William IV.

We invite you to join the mission to recreate this lost masterpiece and reinvent the way the world can experience history. Participants in this historic rendering competition will have the chance to win almost $30,000 of great prizes, including a fully-loaded HP Z840 Workstation with NVIDIA Quadro M6000 professional graphics.

Phase 1

Modeling

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In the Fall of 2015, hundreds of architects from around the world collaborated in a global effort to create detailed Revit models of Sir John Soane’s Bank of England.

Phase 2

Rendering

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Now these models are available to you, to transform into detailed still, animated, and real-time renderings, and enable the world to better understand and experience the works of Sir John Soane.

How it works
By joining the mission you will have access to Sir John Soane’s Bank of England models in Revit and FBX, which can be rendered in your favorite Autodesk or NVIDIA Iray plugin software for the chance to win great prizes from HP and NVIDIA.
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Registration Opens Feb 8, 2016
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Review & Judging
Prizes
Winners in the Project Soane contest who push the boundaries of rendering technology and contribute the most to the project will be selected by our panel of expert judges to receive one of the prize packages below.

People's Choice Overall

Best Image Submission

Best Film/Animation Submission

Best Real-Time Submission

Best GPU-based Submission

(Post Production Allowed)

Best GPU-based Submission

(No Post Production Allowed)

Historical Accuracy

Judges

Graham S. Wyatt, AIA Partner, Robert A.M. Stern Architects

Graham Wyatt conceived Project Soane as the realization of his decades-long fascination with Sir John Soane's Bank of England and as a demonstration of the power of BIM technology, which he and his studio...

Melissa DelVecchio, AIA Partner, Robert A.M. Stern Architects

Melissa DelVecchio first joined Robert A.M. Stern Architects in 1998 and has been a Partner of the firm since 2008...

Paul F. Aubin

Paul F. Aubin is the author of many CAD and BIM book titles including the widely acclaimed: “Aubin Academy” titles, Renaissance Revit and Revit video training for lynda.com...

Eric de Broche DPLG Architect and Graphic Designer

Based in Paris (France), Eric de Broche is a DPLG architect and graphic designer born in 1971 at le Corbusier's Citée Radieuse in Marseilles...

Shaun Frazier Design Technology Manager Robert A. M. Stern Architects

Shaun specializes in assisting architectural organizations with integrating Building Information Modeling technologies into their design processes...

Luis Gutierrez Founder and Creative Director of WeDo

Wedo is a young well established Latin American visualization firm based in Mexico City that is keen on portraying daily life...

Angi Izzi Sr. Industry Strategy Manager – Architecture

Angi is part of Autodesk’s Building Strategy Team responsible for establishing long-term strategy and vision for Architecture...

Thomas A. KligermanFounding partner at Ike Kligerman Barkley, President of Sir John Soane’s Museum Foundation

Founding partner in the design firm Ike Kligerman Barkley...

Philip Miller Director of SW Product Management, Professional Solutions Group at NVIDIA

Mr. Miller directs NVIDIA’s Advanced Rendering offerings, ranging from the Iray and mental ray shipping within industry leading software...

Jeff Mottle Owner – CGarchitect Digital Media Corp.

Jeff Mottle is the owner of CGarchitect Digital Media Corporation, the leading online magazine and user community for architectural visualization...

Sean Young Worldwide Segment Manager, AEC and Product Development, HP Workstations

Sean is responsible for global AEC and MFG marketing, and strategic alliances with Autodesk and other software vendors...

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Modeling

Z240

HP Z240 Workstation

Powered to manage BIM complexity, and priced for your budget, the HP Z240 packs the performance, features, and reliability of a workstation into the price point of a desktop PC.

Zbook

HP ZBook Studio
Mobile Workstation

Revinvent your BIM workflow with the power and portability of the HP ZBook Studio, the world’s first quad core Workstation Ultrabook™1.

“HP Z Workstations perform admirably under heavy duress. That means no hiccups, glitches, or crashes, which is especially important with BIM models.”

– Eric Olson, BIM manager, Environmental Systems Design

Rendering

Z840

HP Z840 Workstation

Take on the most complex rendering projects with HP’s highest performing workstation with dual Intel® Xeon® processors and dual NVIDIA® Quadro® M6000 professional graphics cards.

Zbook17

HP ZBook 17
Mobile Workstation

Render on the road with HP’s ultimate mobile workstation, with Intel® Xeon® processors, HP Z Turbo Drive, and NVIDIA® Quadro® M5000 professional graphics.

“We chose HP because of the partnerships it has established with Autodesk and NVIDIA. It’s important to know that the HP Workstations we’re working with are certified and optimized to run the applications we use every day.”

– Shaun Frazier, Director of Information Technology, RAMSA

Printing

T830

HP Designjet t830
Multifunction printer

Enjoy a built-in scanner at an unbeatable price2 with the HP DesignJet T830 Multifunction Printer. Half the size3 and built to last, this robust MFP handles challenging sites, like construction. Plus, you can use this MFP any place your Wi-Fi signal can reach.4