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AW2 Contest Winners


3DAllusions is proud to announce the winners of the Architectural Wonder II Contest!

Grand Prize Winner - Neha Kakkar:


Teotihuacan Rejuvenated: Mesoamerican culture surrounded with mystique and beauty has always mesmerized me. The origin and demise of this ancient legacy are still debated upon. The roots of the concept were to give this heritage structure a shape and identity of my own. I wanted to interpret the design with a new and futuristic approach, yet preserving its classic aura and grandeur. The name, Teotihuacan implies place of those who have the roads of the Gods. This gave me the clue for selecting colors, textures and treatment of the site. The whole ambience had to be powerful yet subtle, modern, yet traditional.

The proportions are dictated by a modular triangle in golden proportion. My focus of design was the main pyramid: The Sun Temple and two other temples dedicated to The Jaguar and Eagle warriors, inspiring the shape of a claw. As one approaches the space, the architecture leads the focus from the colonnades to the central temple, to the topmost part, the main altar. On top of main altar is the Sun, a reflection of Heaven on Earth itself. Suspended between this Heaven and the Earth is the most sacred section of the temple, the ceremonial altar. The color scheme, materials and surrounding water body create a serene atmosphere in a place meant to be the Birthplace of Gods.

Neha Kakkar

Runner Up Winner - Paulo Barrelas:


Cathedral Street: This image was inspired by the contest theme itself – Architectural Wonder – which made me instantly recall the great gothic cathedrals. Personally I love the atmosphere these buildings can produce and the sensation of being in place out of the 3 dimensions. Since one of the guidelines was that the construction processes be appropriated to this century, the main material used for the main structure is concrete. So I decided to go for an interior view of a city street, which main structure that covers and connect the street itself to the lateral hallways and tunnels was inspired in the gothic architecture. I made some studies of how the cathedral builders worked vertical forces through the structures and decided to start from there. I tried to mimic the atmosphere of this kind of buildings but in a greater scale and also adapt it to the circumstances.

Paulo Barrelas

Honorable Mention Winner - Alan Klys:


Ilium: The alternative name for the legendary city of Troy, is a structure inspired (then loosely interpreted and transposed) upon the interplay between the three main groups of Homer’s Iliad.  The Trojans, Achaeans, and their capricious gods.  The rise, meeting, and clash of these two great nations & their gods is represented by the intersection of the three elements.  On their own  each element is dynamically unstable, out of harmony and off balance. Bound together however, in an uneasy and perilous union, there is stability and a careful stasis between all three.

Most at home in a bustling melting pot of cultures, ideas and periods, (like New York, Tokyo, London etc) I envisage this place to be a meeting, union, and “clash” of museums, galleries and periods.  Somewhat akin to the likes of MOMA/Guggenheim in NYC, meets NGV (National Gallery of Victoria) Melbourne, meets Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam.

Alan Klys


Judge One:

Image Jeff Mottle is the President and Founder of, the leading online architectural visualization magazine. He has worked for the past 11 years in the field of architectural visualization including for the London based design communications firm, Smoothe, as North American Production Director. Jeff currently works as business development manager for VisMasters, and online software and content resource for design visualization professionals. He is involved in many areas of the industry and actively pursues initiatives that help promote the growth of the industry.

- CG Architect -


Judge Two:

Image Chen Qingfeng: Xiamen, China
3D and architectural visualization artist.
EXPOSE 1: 5 works selected, winner of a Excellence Award.
EXPOSE 2: 3 works selected.
EXPOSE 3: "DT lobby" "Indoor" "Art museum" featured.
EXPOSE 4: "EX nic" featured. 
ELEMENTAL: 3 works selected, for Excellence Award.
ELEMENTAL 2: "Blue sky" "Elapsing" featured.
Animago 2004: Second Place Professional Architecture Award.
First-Ever VisMaster.
3DAllusions Interview

- Chen3D -


Judge Three:

Image Juan Siquier: born in Albacete / Spain

Before ending up on the CG world he use to spend his days painting in traditional mediums and showcasing his art in many expositions, He is professional musician as well, but since 2000 he has been producing more and more in computer graphics in a self-taught way, In addition, he has been web designer in a small local company and freelance graphic designer, he is currently working as freelancer for several CG companies and as 3d modeller and texture painter on a feature animation called "Dear Anne, the gift of hope" at 263films in Milan, Italy. 

During these years Juan has won important awards and his Art has been featured on the most important Artbooks and CG magazines. 

- Juan Siquier -

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Grand Prize Winner:

LightWave 3D – NewTek

MetroPoly Bundles* - axyz-design

RT square – GPUtech

Redway Viewer – Redway3D

Got3D Bundles* - Got3D

ObjectPainter - cameleon-labs

Downloadable DVD tutorials* - 3D PALACE 

Big Texture Bundle – ambientlight

Tutorial Series* - 3Dgamics 


Runner Up Winner:

LightWave 3D – NewTek

MetroPoly Bundles* - axyz-design

RT square – GPUtech

Got3D Bundles* - Got3D

ObjectPainter - cameleon-labs

Downloadable DVD tutorial* - 3D PALACE

Tutorial Series* - 3Dgamics 


Honorable Mention:

SoftImage XSI Foundation – SLK technologies

XSI T-shirts – SLK technologies

RT square – GPUtech

Got3D Bundles* - Got3D

ObjectPainter - cameleon-labs 

Depth of Field Generator Pro – Richard Rosenman

Downloadable DVD tutorial* - 3D PALACE

Tutorial Series* - 3Dgamics 


*Metropoly Professional Bundles:

MeSPack001 Still models
MeTPack001 T-Pose models
MeCSPack001a Rigged for Max
MeCSPack001b Rigged for Max


*Metropoly Still models:



*Metropoly T-Pose models:



*Metropoly Rigged for Max:



*Got3D Grand Prize Bundles:
628 People Textures - Bundle Pack
267 Vegetation Textures - Bundle Pack
30 Low Polygon 3d People Models - Bundle Pack
150 Low Polygon 3d Tree Models - Bundle Pack


*Got3D Runner Up Bundles:
628 People Textures - Bundle Pack
267 Vegetation Textures - Bundle Pack


*Got3D Honorable Mention Bundles:
30 Low Polygon 3d People Models - Bundle Pack
150 Low Polygon 3d Tree Models - Bundle Pack


*3D PALACE  Grand Prize Winner DVD's:
Stormbringer DVD set! (3DS MAX)
ATMT and Dreadnought 2 DVD! (3DS MAX)
Ultimax DVD Set! (3DS MAX)


*3D PALACE Runner Up Winner DVD:
Dreadnought 2 DVD! (3DS MAX)


*3D PALACE Honorable Mention Winner DVD:
Dreadnought 2 DVD! (3DS MAX)


*3Dgamics Tutorials:
Interior Room Series 3dsmax
Vehicle Modeling In 3dsmax
High Poly Characters in Maya
Zbrush Head Sculpting


3DAllusions and the sponsors reserve the right to make adjustments to the prizes in the event of unforseen circumstances.


Contest Pages:
· Assignment
· Rules
· Prizes
· Judges

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