NDTV Design and Architecture of the Year Awards - 21st March 2014

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Architecture, old or new, apparently speaks of its time and place, but continues to express its craftsmanship for several ages to come. In short, it yearns for timeliness. Design and architecture have touched million lives till date and have drastically evolved over the years to change the way this society lives. Like every other art, design & architecture too are liable for acknowledgement- not just for aesthetics/visual appeal but for the sustainability factor that measures their worth perfectly. And this has been realized lately by India’s premium media house NDTV.

After the nationwide popularity of their weekend hot Property show, NDTV soon hosted the “Property Awards” which was a huge success thanks to the discipline, credibility and rigor. It was then The Media house felt this urgent need - The milestones achieved by Property show could only be met by honoring the highest architecture standards and thus the DA Awards was proposed. 

NDTV Awards has been acknowledging various honorable men and women for out-of-the-box work in their respective industry segments over the years. And now the brand is taking a step forward to present its first ever awards program in Design and Architecture segment. The awards are presented by Grohe, a German Brand and worldwide supplier of Bath fittings and are powered by Autodesk, a leading organization dealing with 3D design and engineering. Better Homes & Gardens, largest selling women’s online magazine is the Lifestyle partner and Sanjay Puri Architects, winner of 34 international architecture awards is the Knowledge Partner. Also, the awards have chosen ZingyHomes as their online partner. 

Architectural excellence in India has never been acknowledged officially before. And with NDTVs awards program, an opportunity has been proposed for every architect/interior designer in the country to reveal their talent and stand out in the crowd. Also, the awards would open new doors for budding architects and interior designers in India who are yet to experience their profession. Every design professional is crossing their ‘Ts’ and dotting their ‘Is’ in order to take position as a deserving nominee.

The results would be announced on 21st of March by collective decision of the jury members. There are about 18 award categories and hence the chances are more or less favorable .NDTV has put forward an extensive category list. There is a room for each and every sector. No architecture or design sphere is left untouched. Here is a complete list of categories-

  • Landscape Design of the year
  • Commercial Architecture Design of the year (Offices, Retail)
  • Hospitality Architecture Design of the year (Hotels, Resorts)
  • Institutional Architecture Design of the Year (Cultural, Education, Civic, Community)
  • Infrastructure Architecture Design of the Year (Sports, Transport, Bridges
  • Heritage Architecture Design of the Year (Adaptive Reuse, Heritage, Restoration)
  • Structural design of the year (Structural design of any building type)
  • Master Planning design of the year (Any project above 25 acres)
  • Residential design of the year (Mass housing, public housing, multi family housing)
  • House design of the year (Individual houses)
  • Commercial Interior design of the year (Offices, Institutional Education)
  • Hospitality Interior design of the year (Hotels, Restaurants, cafes etc)
  • Residential Interior design of the year (Any size of residential interior)
  • Socially Relevant design of the year (Arch interior of any project that has had arc effect on the community)
  • Lifetime Achievement Award (Practices @ 25 years old)
  • BIM used in Design: Best Design technology Award using BIM (For technology used in design) 
  • BIM used in Construction: Best Construction Technology Award using BIM (for technology used in construction methods)
  • BIM used in Operation: Best Operational Technology Award using BIM (for post building habitation in terms of energy efficiency)

Probing into the judgment details, every architecture/design will be vetted on the basis of design, aesthetics, conservation perspective and sustainability. Though stress is more on sustainable aspects and local contexts of the project, innovation is the crucial aspect that judges are looking for. 

And what’s there for us- the homeowners who have been facing difficulties in finding a perfect architect/designer for home? Thanks to eighteen categories in various sectors, the awards would uncover a new scope for home, office, hotel, restaurant and hospital owners to find a perfect candidate for home construction and remodeling.

Nominations are open now. Design professionals can nominate themselves here-http://sites.ndtv.com/daawards

Last Date for Nominations- 5th March 2014 for Delhi and 7th March for Mumbai
Announcement of Results- 21st March 2014

ZingyHomes is the Online Partner. 

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