NDTV Design and Architecture Awards 2014 Honour Excellence and Innovation

MUMBAI: NDTV hosted its second edition of the Design and Architecture Awards 2014, presented by GROHE, Europe’s largest and the world’s leading premium single-brand manufacturer and supplier of sanitary fittings. The second edition of the awards gave an opportunity to every architect and interior designer to showcase their talent and get recognized for their work. This year’s grand ceremony was hosted by Manisha Natarajan, Senior Vice President Corporate Affairs and Senior Editor Real Estate, NDTV NDTV; Rajiv Makhani; Beverly White and was held at the Taj Lands End in Mumbai on 13th February, 2015.

The NDTV Design & Architecture Awards have been hailed as one of the best by the Architect Guild for its rigour, discipline and credibility. Carrying the baton forward this time the awards had a two tier jury which made them more disciplined and credible. The two tier jury was divided into a shortlist jury and a final selection jury.

Jury members for the  awards included Prem Chandavarkar, Managing Partner, CnT Architects;Vinita Chaitanya, Founder, Prism; Sharukh Mistry Founder Partner, Mistry Architects; Gayathri Shetty, Founder Director, Gayathri & Namith Architects; Sandeep Khosla and Amaresh Anand,Khosla Associates; Ambrish Arora, CEO & Design Principal, LOTUS (Delhi); Gurjit Singh Matharoo, Principal, Matharoo Associates (Ahmedabad); Krishnarao Jaisim, Founder Jaisim- FountainHead (Bangalore); Ranjana Mital, Professor, School of Planning and Architecture (Delhi);Sanjay Puri, Founder, Sanjay Puri Architects (Mumbai); Shimul Javeri Kadri, Principal Architect, SJK Architects (Mumbai); Ar. Kamal Malik, Founder and Principal of Malik Architecture; Soumitro Ghosh Partner, Mathew and Ghosh Architects (Bangalore); Tony Joseph, Principal of Stapati (Calicut); Paul Flowers, Global Senior Vice President Design, Paul Flowers and Zafar Chaudhary, Architect. The jury for the students awards included Sidhartha Talwar, Partner & Design Principal; Sonal Sancheti, Principal-OPOLIS Architecture and Urban Design; Ar. Partha Ranjan Das and Soumitro Ghosh.

Present on the occasion were eminent personalities including Prasoon Joshi, Ad film Director & Lyricist; Atul Kasbekar, Indian fashion photographer; Prahlad Kakkar, Ad film Director; Perizad Zorabian, Actress; Boman Rustom Irani, Chairman & MD, Rustomjee Group (Perizad's husband);Kiran Nagarkar, Novelist & playwrite; Aman Nath, Architectural restorer & Writer; Ar Vilas Avachat; Ar Paresh Kapadia; Krishna Rao Jaisim; Vinita Chaitanya; Sandeep Khosla; Kamal Malik; Sanjay Puri and Anu Malik.

The highly coveted awards focused on innovation, sustainability and a strong contextual response of the design to its surroundings. These awards offer consumers a wide list of professionals whom they can turn to when remodeling and refurbishing their homes.

The Design and Architecture Awards 2014 were hosted in partnership with Grohe India and powered by Polycab. The Associate Partners for the awards were D&M and Century Ply. Other partners were Syska LED (Lighting Partner); Ethos (Student Contest Partner); Khosla Associates (Knowledge Partner); The Indian Institute of Architects (Associate Partner); Urban Homes (Online Partner); Laqshya (Exclusive Outdoor Partner); Taj Lands End, Mumbai(Hospitality Partner) and Ravish Kapoor (Invitation Partner).

The Awardees were:

Runners- up:

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