Syndrome and Infinitree augment digital experiences at 19th century bunker

The 200 year old British War bunker at Mumbai powered with VR, Auto-stereoscopic screens and Immersive customer experiences has been implemented by Infinitree Worldwide and Syndrome Technologies.

A 200-year-old British war bunker in India’s financial capital Mumbai has been transformed into a state-of-the-art digital museum.

Located at Raj Bhavan in Mumbai, the unique underground digital experience project received a technology makeover with VR, auto-stereoscopic screens, virtual reality seats, optical illusions and holographic screens coming up in the near future. 

The 150 meter bunker was accidentally discovered under the lawns of Raj Bhavan (during a construction work) - the official residence of the Governor of Maharashtra - in 2016. 

... This project was challenging because everything was underground and needed to be powered by technology. It is over 200 years old. System integration required a supporting environment that allows the systems to breathe and connect with the world.
Siddharth Mehta
CEO, Syndrome Technologies

The bunker has been resurrected, rebuilt and transformed into a digital museum with the vision and sheer persistence of the Honorable Governor of Maharashtra, Ch.C.Vidyasagar Rao.

IT infra company Syndrome Technologies fronted the project along with visualization company, Infinitree Worldwide. Together, they visualized and integrated all the digital experiences in the bunker. The two companies planned, created and curated the design of the bunker museum, putting together the designs, wall arts, dioramas and other artistic installations. 

The museum will be open to visitors in October 2019. It encompasses multiple zones powered with new age technologies which is aimed to transport the visitors into a 200-year-old era. 

... It was a prestigious project to be involved with from the initial stages of planning. Lot of research went into creating the virtual reality world, right from creating the visuals to writing the story telling script.
Sunder Rajan
Co-founder, Infinitree Worldwide

The Honorable President of India Ramnath Kovind recently inaugurated the new museum. The event hosted by the Governor of Maharashtra, C. Vidyasagar Rao was attended by Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Devendra Fadnavis and Minister of Education, Vinod Tawade.  

A few high ranking officers of Public Works Department were also present, along with Principal Secretary to the Governor of Maharashtra, Venugopal Reddy IAS, who spearheaded the team that brought the Governor’s vision of bunker museum to fruition.

A zone at the bunker museum filled with wall art and physical 3 dimensional dioramas showcase the history of weapons and artillery used in the 1900’s by British-Indian soldiers. The visitors in the virtual reality zone will be fully immersed into a 5-minute VR game to experience how cannons were used to shoot down incoming pirate ships. 

That’s the magic and uniqueness of a VR headset that can totally immerse the viewer into a new world without having to physically be in that world, says Sunder Rajan, co-founder at Infinitree Worldwide. 

Rendezvous with technology at The Bunker Museum

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The visitor immerses into 5-minute VR game to get the experience of canons shooting incoming pirate ships.

2

VR head gear and VR seats powered with haptic movement experience simulate flying over forts of Maharashtra.

3

Auto-stereoscopic screens allows the viewers to watch 3-D films without wearing glasses.

4

A bird’s eye view of Raj Bhavan through a VR tour, and walk through of all wonderful structures at the property.

5

Holographic screen will soon make an appearance in the second phase at the museum

A visual-digital interpretation company Infinitree Worldwide aims to be a bridge between art and technology by creating immersive and transformative experiences for people. “It was a prestigious project to be involved with from the initial stages of planning. Lot of research went into creating the virtual reality world, right from creating the visuals to writing the story telling script,” Rajan adds.

Mumbai headquartered Syndrome Technologies, proficient in networking, collab, datacentre and cloud have ventured into humanoids, RPA, virtual reality, BI since couple of years. “The bunker museum project fits into the modern technology landscape of VR and immersive customer experience. It is time to evolve into the new space and it’s time to integrate technologies to create a platform of new experiences,” says Siddharth Mehta, CEO, Syndrome Technologies. 

Infinite Experience with Infinitree

The bunker entrance offers a brief explanation of the history of the bunker, and showcases Mumbai (Bombay) in the 1900’s through curated designs and wall art.

A zone transports the visitors - along with wall art and physical dioramas into the realm of Maratha era – into a virtual reality tour of the forts of Maharashtra, through VR head gear sitting on virtual reality seats with a haptic movement experience of flying over the forts. 

Dossier : The Bunker Museum Project

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Location : Raj Bhavan, Mumbai

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Parties : Government of Maharashtra, Infinitree Worldwide, Syndrome Technologies

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Implementation Time : 8 months (Phase 1)

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Main Activities : Planning and Designing artistic installations, Project Mapping, Visualizing and Integrating digital experiences, Systems Integration

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Key Technologies: Virtual Reality, auto-stereoscopic glasses-free 3D, holographic screens

Another unique experience at this bunker museum is the strategic placement of auto-stereoscopic screens. These hi-tech screens allow viewers to watch 3-D films without wearing cumbersome 3D glasses.     

“From virtual reality to projection mapping to auto-stereoscopic glasses-free 3D, we undertake challenging projects and we advise organizations on how to design a meaningful experience to tell their stories,” says Vinayak Shenoy, co-founder at Infinitree Worldwide.

The entire Infinitree team has been able to deliver such a challenging project in record time, believes Mehta. “Apart from the physical resurrection, it was also important for the museum visitors to be transported to a world when the bunker was built, and there is no better tool than virtual reality. Also the glasses-free 3D monitors allow an immersive view of many things that were relevant in that era.”

In another zone of the bunker is a virtual reality tour of the majestic Raj Bhavan itself. Viewers get a bird’s eye view with a walkthrough of all wonderful structures at the property. 

Shenoy adds, “Virtual reality is a fabulous tool for scenario building for customers. High risk industries can use VR for training their workforce much before the workforce is sent to high risk environments, by simulating the exact environment for them in a virtual reality setup.” 

... From virtual reality to projection mapping to auto-stereoscopic glasses-free 3D, we undertake challenging projects and we advise organizations on how to design a meaningful experience to tell their stories.
Vinayak Shenoy
Co-founder, Infinitree Worldwide

“When the advantages of VR technology became obvious for many industries, the world realized its great potential. Even though entertaining still plays a significant part in VR innovations, immersive technology has found its application among serious aspects of our life,” says Rajan. 

“This project was challenging because everything was underground and needed to be powered by technology. It is over 200 years old. System integration requires a supporting environment that allows systems to breathe and connect with the world,” says Mehta.

Shenoy added, “We worked with a brilliantly talented team of professional designers and story tellers to deliver these experiences. The bunker has a lot more promising developments coming up in the near future.”  

In the second phase of this museum construction, a holographic screen will make an appearance, which, the project teams promise, will have its own surprises.  

Meanwhile, virtual reality rooms at the Raj Bhavan. Mumbai will take visitors back in time two hundred years ago and today, that echoes the power of technology to enhance digital experiences in peoples’ lives.

Syndrome and Infinitree augment digital experiences at 19th century bunker

The 200 year old British War bunker at Mumbai powered with VR, Auto-stereoscopic screens and Immersive customer experiences has been implemented by Infinitree Worldwide and Syndrome Technologies.

A 200-year-old British war bunker in India’s financial capital Mumbai has been transformed into a state-of-the-art digital museum.

Located at Raj Bhavan in Mumbai, the unique underground digital experience project received a technology makeover with VR, auto-stereoscopic screens, virtual reality seats, optical illusions and holographic screens coming up in the near future. 

The 150 meter bunker was accidentally discovered under the lawns of Raj Bhavan (during a construction work) - the official residence of the Governor of Maharashtra - in 2016. 

... This project was challenging because everything was underground and needed to be powered by technology. It is over 200 years old. System integration required a supporting environment that allows the systems to breathe and connect with the world.
Siddharth Mehta
CEO, Syndrome Technologies

The bunker has been resurrected, rebuilt and transformed into a digital museum with the vision and sheer persistence of the Honorable Governor of Maharashtra, Ch.C.Vidyasagar Rao.

IT infra company Syndrome Technologies fronted the project along with visualization company, Infinitree Worldwide. Together, they visualized and integrated all the digital experiences in the bunker. The two companies planned, created and curated the design of the bunker museum, putting together the designs, wall arts, dioramas and other artistic installations. 

The museum will be open to visitors in October 2019. It encompasses multiple zones powered with new age technologies which is aimed to transport the visitors into a 200-year-old era. 

... It was a prestigious project to be involved with from the initial stages of planning. Lot of research went into creating the virtual reality world, right from creating the visuals to writing the story telling script.
Sunder Rajan
Co-founder, Infinitree Worldwide

The Honorable President of India Ramnath Kovind recently inaugurated the new museum. The event hosted by the Governor of Maharashtra, C. Vidyasagar Rao was attended by Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Devendra Fadnavis and Minister of Education, Vinod Tawade.  

A few high ranking officers of Public Works Department were also present, along with Principal Secretary to the Governor of Maharashtra, Venugopal Reddy IAS, who spearheaded the team that brought the Governor’s vision of bunker museum to fruition.

A zone at the bunker museum filled with wall art and physical 3 dimensional dioramas showcase the history of weapons and artillery used in the 1900’s by British-Indian soldiers. The visitors in the virtual reality zone will be fully immersed into a 5-minute VR game to experience how cannons were used to shoot down incoming pirate ships. 

That’s the magic and uniqueness of a VR headset that can totally immerse the viewer into a new world without having to physically be in that world, says Sunder Rajan, co-founder at Infinitree Worldwide. 

Rendezvous with technology at The Bunker Museum

1

The visitor immerses into 5-minute VR game to get the experience of canons shooting incoming pirate ships.

2

VR head gear and VR seats powered with haptic movement experience simulate flying over forts of Maharashtra.

3

Auto-stereoscopic screens allows the viewers to watch 3-D films without wearing glasses.

4

A bird’s eye view of Raj Bhavan through a VR tour, and walk through of all wonderful structures at the property.

5

Holographic screen will soon make an appearance in the second phase at the museum

A visual-digital interpretation company Infinitree Worldwide aims to be a bridge between art and technology by creating immersive and transformative experiences for people. “It was a prestigious project to be involved with from the initial stages of planning. Lot of research went into creating the virtual reality world, right from creating the visuals to writing the story telling script,” Rajan adds.

Mumbai headquartered Syndrome Technologies, proficient in networking, collab, datacentre and cloud have ventured into humanoids, RPA, virtual reality, BI since couple of years. “The bunker museum project fits into the modern technology landscape of VR and immersive customer experience. It is time to evolve into the new space and it’s time to integrate technologies to create a platform of new experiences,” says Siddharth Mehta, CEO, Syndrome Technologies. 

Infinite Experience with Infinitree

The bunker entrance offers a brief explanation of the history of the bunker, and showcases Mumbai (Bombay) in the 1900’s through curated designs and wall art.

A zone transports the visitors - along with wall art and physical dioramas into the realm of Maratha era – into a virtual reality tour of the forts of Maharashtra, through VR head gear sitting on virtual reality seats with a haptic movement experience of flying over the forts. 

Dossier : The Bunker Museum Project

1

Location : Raj Bhavan, Mumbai

2

Parties : Government of Maharashtra, Infinitree Worldwide, Syndrome Technologies

3

Implementation Time : 8 months (Phase 1)

4

Main Activities : Planning and Designing artistic installations, Project Mapping, Visualizing and Integrating digital experiences, Systems Integration

5

Key Technologies: Virtual Reality, auto-stereoscopic glasses-free 3D, holographic screens

Another unique experience at this bunker museum is the strategic placement of auto-stereoscopic screens. These hi-tech screens allow viewers to watch 3-D films without wearing cumbersome 3D glasses.     

“From virtual reality to projection mapping to auto-stereoscopic glasses-free 3D, we undertake challenging projects and we advise organizations on how to design a meaningful experience to tell their stories,” says Vinayak Shenoy, co-founder at Infinitree Worldwide.

The entire Infinitree team has been able to deliver such a challenging project in record time, believes Mehta. “Apart from the physical resurrection, it was also important for the museum visitors to be transported to a world when the bunker was built, and there is no better tool than virtual reality. Also the glasses-free 3D monitors allow an immersive view of many things that were relevant in that era.”

In another zone of the bunker is a virtual reality tour of the majestic Raj Bhavan itself. Viewers get a bird’s eye view with a walkthrough of all wonderful structures at the property. 

Shenoy adds, “Virtual reality is a fabulous tool for scenario building for customers. High risk industries can use VR for training their workforce much before the workforce is sent to high risk environments, by simulating the exact environment for them in a virtual reality setup.” 

... From virtual reality to projection mapping to auto-stereoscopic glasses-free 3D, we undertake challenging projects and we advise organizations on how to design a meaningful experience to tell their stories.
Vinayak Shenoy
Co-founder, Infinitree Worldwide

“When the advantages of VR technology became obvious for many industries, the world realized its great potential. Even though entertaining still plays a significant part in VR innovations, immersive technology has found its application among serious aspects of our life,” says Rajan. 

“This project was challenging because everything was underground and needed to be powered by technology. It is over 200 years old. System integration requires a supporting environment that allows systems to breathe and connect with the world,” says Mehta.

Shenoy added, “We worked with a brilliantly talented team of professional designers and story tellers to deliver these experiences. The bunker has a lot more promising developments coming up in the near future.”  

In the second phase of this museum construction, a holographic screen will make an appearance, which, the project teams promise, will have its own surprises.  

Meanwhile, virtual reality rooms at the Raj Bhavan. Mumbai will take visitors back in time two hundred years ago and today, that echoes the power of technology to enhance digital experiences in peoples’ lives.