Indian Institute of Architects (IIA) has announced winners for Excellence in Architecture for 2018 at the valedictory function held at Kovalam, Trivandrum. 82 finest projects of the country were presented by the architects. About 1,000 delegates and 600 architecture students from across the country participated in the event. Ar Divya Kush, President, the Indian Institute of Architects (IIA) presented the awards.
Architect Verendra Wakhloo from Matra Architects & Urban Planners won the prestigious award in the ‘Residential A’ category for Kaleka House. Architect Swapnil Valvatkar from Collage Architecture Studio was the winner in the ‘Residential B’ category for the project Rohan Aviriti– An Urban Oasis. Architect Narayan Moorthy from Kumar Moorthy and Associates won the award in the commercial category for the corporate office for Creative Travel.
Architect Bakir Zafar and late architect Noor Aboojiwala from NBZ Architectural Consultants won the ‘Public-Institutional’ category award for Masjid-e-Haji Abdur Rauf Project, while architect Bijoy Ramachandran, Hundredhands Design won commendation in the same category for the Bangalore International Centre. Architect Christopher Charles Benninger, CCBA Designs Pvt Ltd won the award in the ‘Industrial Infrastructure’ category for Krohne Marshall.
Architect Pinkish Shah, S+PS Architects won the award in the ‘Interior-Residential’ category for the Pavilion House. Architect Vivek Singh Rathore, Salient Architects and Architect Amit Aurora, Group DCA were declared joint winners in the ‘Interior – Non-Residential’ category for their projects Fanattic Sports Museum and Office for Communique Marketing Solutions respectively. Architect Madhav Joshi, Madhav Joshi & Associates won the award for Backpacker’s Hostel in the ‘Hospitality and Recreation’ category.
Architect Sidhartha Talwar from Studio Lotus and Architect Anubhav Gupta from GPL Design Studio won the award in the ‘Conservation Category’ for Imagine Studio at The Trees. Architect Madhushitha CA from Cochin Creative Collective won the award in ‘Unbuilt’ category for 1868 House.
Architect Sujata C Hingorani, Oasis Designs Inc., won the award in the ‘Landscape’ category for JM Streetscape, Pune Streets Programme. Architect Mohandas P, Stapati and Vanam were the joint winners in the ‘Landscape’ category for designing the Malabar Headquarters. In the ‘Social Responsible’ category, Architect Arjun Rajan, A’Factree Architects won the commendation for Transition Homes. Architect Shilpa Sharma, IES College of Architecture, won the award in the ‘Research’ category.
The keynote speakers at the two day event included Ar Neelkanth Chhaya, Ar MyrtoVitart, Ar Jeremy Smith and Ar Jaimini Mehta. The Indian Institute of Architects (IIA) is the national body of architects, with over 20,000 active members. The Awards are constituted to encourage, acknowledge, appreciate and honour the creative contribution of the IIA members all over India in the field of architecture