NDTV Design and Architecture Awards 2014 Announced

Events Diary Dated:  March 23, 2014
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NDTV DA Award Winners 2014

Design, art, architecture and technology reunited forces on the day the most eagerly awaited  verdict on architecture and design was to be announced in Delhi recently. The Ballroom at Hyatt Regency was host to the best of the best of India's design and architectural talents. I could see many happy faces - of the winners and their families and other guests who were eager to be a part of the first ever NDTV design and architecture award night. 

NDTV DA Awards 2014 - the flagship event put together by the NDTV was a grand show. Nine hundred thirty six entries in total and likely to grow manifold in the coming years, considering the fact that architects and interior designers in India make up a number of about 200,000.  

Reviewing each submission and then drawing out a final conclusion wasn’t an easy task for the Jury members. Submissions were received across 18 categories. Every work was a masterpiece in its own right and comparison was an uphill task. However, the talented and learned Jury Members had finally come up with their verdict. 

The honorary Jury comprised Mrs. Canna Patel, an architect with 26 yrs of experience, Dr. Prem C Jain , chairman of AECOM India; USGBC Platinum Award winner Mr. Karan Grover; Elle Décor editor in chief Pramiti Madhavji, Prof Pradeep Amberkar - VP and Joint Secretary of Rachna Sansad, Paul Flowers - VP of Design for Grohe and last but not the least Manisha Natarajan, a senior VP and Head of Corporate communications, NDTV. 

The evening saw 23 winners felicitated. The list goes thus: 

  • Hospitality Architecture Design of the Year:   Kochuthommen & Associates for Aquatic Resorts 

  • Infrastructure Architecture Design of the Year:  Rahul Deshpande and Associates for Valpoi Bus Stand

  • Structural Design of the year: Techoarchitecture for Technoarchitecture

  • House Design of the Year: Architect Brio for House on a Stream 

  • Institutional Architecture Design of the Year: Hiren Patel Architects for Community Centre 

  • BIM – Design: Nuru Karim NU.DE Architecture for Deployable Arts Pavillion

  • BIM – Construction: Pinnacle Infotech Solutions for City Centre Patna 

  • Socially Relevant Design of the Year: Collaborative Architecture for Stacked Tectonics 

  • Heritage Architecture Design of the Year: Environmental creations for Chidambara Villas 

The following categories had incredibly tough competition and the jury's verdict was split resulting in joint winners. 

  • Landscape Design of the Year- Dusit Devrana for Dusit Devrana and Shroffleon for the Beach House.

  • Commercial Architecture Design of the Year-Romi Khosla Design Studio for Volvo Eicher and Archohm for Archohm Studio. 

  • Residential Interior Design of the year-  Malik Architecture for Architect’s loft and Pinakin Designs for Khanna Residence 

  • Residential Design of the Year – Tata Housing for Cricket House Collage Architecture Studio and Edifice Consultants Pvt. Ltd. For AVENIDA 

Prof. Krishna Rao Jaisim was honored with the lifetime achievement award of the year. With a rich experience across four decades and an enviable list of awards and achievements to his credit, it is no surprise that Prof. Rao, who is also a man looked up to by most known faces in the industry, got the Lifetime Achievement Award.

To know more about the awards, the jury and the winners, log on to NDTV DA Awards

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