February 14, 2020
Daniel Szalapski, who attended our Lighting Workshop with Peter Guthrie and the V-Ray class, presents its third-prize winning image for the Xi’an Train Station Competition.
Xi'an Train Station Competition Image by Daniel Szalapski
WOTW#83: Xi’an Train Station by Daniel Szalapski

I created this image as part of a personal project for the YAC competition, which required participants to design a new train station in Xi’an China. The image was conceived after extensive research into the City of Xi’an and its rich historical and architectural heritage.

The Dome concept for the train station derived from Emperor Qin Shi Huang’s bronze chariot and in particular the circular bronze parasol that protected the driver from the elements. The bronze chariot was discovered about 20 meters west of the mound of Qin Shi Huang Mausoleum. Secondary elements like the arches represent shapes found in traditional Chines architecture.

The project won third place and will be presented on the 6th of March in Milan. The project was modeled and textured in 3ds Max, Rendered in V-Ray. The image was also accepted as a finalist in the Architizer one rendering challenge. Architecture designed and rendered by Daniel Szalapski.

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