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12? construction world architect and builder awards
With the theme GLOCAL: Thinking Global, Acting Local; a hall packed with over 250 attendees; 38 winners; a Wall of Fame and a live-streamed evening, the 12th edition of the awards had it all.
India's Top Architects
? Abha Narain Lambah Associates ? Architect Hafeez Contractor ? CP Kukreja Architects ? CR Narayana Rao
? DSP Design Associates ? Edifice Consultants ? Studio Lotus ? Morphogenesis ? Sanjay Puri Architects
? Somaya & Kalappa Consultants ? Venkataramanan Associates
India's Top Builders
? Ambuja Neotia Group ? Brigade Group ? Godrej Properties ? K Raheja Corp
? L&T Realty ? Mahindra Lifespace Developers ? Oberoi Realty ? Wadhwa Group
Winning Noteworthy Projects
- Commercial
? Krohne Marshall New Manufacturing Campus, Pune
- Hospitality
? Haveli Dharampura, Old Delhi ? Prakruthi Windflower, Bengaluru ? Water Woods Lodge & Resorts, Mysuru
- Institutional
? The British School, New Delhi ? Woxsen School of Business & Woxsen School of Arts & Design, Hyderabad
? Indoor Sports Complex, Greater Noida
- Residential
? K-Lagoon, Alibaug ? The Artisan House, New Delhi ? ISHATVAM-9, Ranchi
- Interiors - Commercial
? Restoration of the Royal Opera, Mumbai ? Fork Media Office, Mumbai
- Interiors - Hospitality
? Indigo Deli, Mumbai ? Soro - The Village Pub, Goa
- Interiors - Retail
? Harley Davidson Store, New Delhi ? Akbarally's Men, Mumbai
- Interiors - Residential
? BMA Villa, Raichak ? B-31 Residence, New Delhi
Winnning Sustainable Projects
? B 23, New Delhi ? Capgemini (Global Training Center), Pune
Tippers & Dump Trucks
cw examines how the demand for tippers is evolving and whether it has been affected by GST and BS-IV.
? How are policies leading to consolidation of the real-estate sector?
? About 53 per cent of projects awarded in FY2017 through HAM.
? First RERA project for Himachal Pradesh.
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Royalty, luxury, power, ambition: These words perfectly defined the 12th CONSTRUCTION WORLD Architect and Builder (CWAB) Awards, set across a purple backdrop at Hotel Four Seasons in Mumbai on August 23. The winners' Wall of Fame with the winners' autographs only added to the glamour.
The evening celebrated the theme - GLOCAL: Thinking Global, Acting Local ? and was graced by Chief Guest Sudhir Mungantiwar, Minister of Finance & Planning, Forests, Government of Maharashtra, Keynote Speaker Gauranga Das, Director, Govardhan Ecovillage, and special guests that included consul generals and trade commissioners of Kenya, Malaysia, Afghanistan, Korea and Sri Lanka, among others.
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Refrigeration, India, and HNG through a transparent selection
Float Glass; Silver Partners Schueco process. What's more, the grand
and FunderMax India; Bronze evening was live-streamed at
Partner Turner Project Management
India; Luxury Audio Visual Partner
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the awards once again were a fitting instituted to salute excellence and
showcase of excellence, with some catalyse inspiration and motivation,
new additions. "To date, these are the only such
Dubbed the Oscars of the awards where architects and
architecture and building industry, builders are awarded on one
this year the awards recognised and platform," said Falguni Padode,
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(Right) Vijay Maurya, Director and (left) Keyur Pandya from Ultavo Theatres & Tunes
address. "The top architects and builder winners are chosen by a perception-based industry survey while the noteworthy and sustainability project winners were chosen through an online jury." (Read more on the jury process on page 68 and 84)
While year after year, the CWAB awards have focussed on awarding India's Top 10 Architects and Top 10 Builders, she briefed, "This year, the jury felt that given the selection, they would like to restrict the winning builders and add one more architect to the winners list." Hence, CWAB 2017 awarded 11 architects (turn to page 70) and eight
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Jairam Panch, Managing Director, Turner Project Management India
Rajeev Antony, Managing Director, Schueco India.
(Left) Michael Scott, Director of Operations, Turner Project Management India with (Right) Kailash C Jain, President, HNG Float Glass.
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With great power comes great responsibility.
On this note, Chief Guest Sudhir Mungantiwar, Minister of Finance Planning, and Forest Departments, Government of Maharashtra,
highlighted the challenges that need to be tackled by the building industry.
First of all, I would like to congratulate all the winners who have received this prestigious award. You are all nation-builders. Our Prime Minister Narendra Modi has chalked out an
ambitious plan for smart cities in India; however, this is not something new to the country. This concept goes ages back when Lord Krishna created Dwarka - one of the smartest cities in that
Imagination is our greatest wealth, and I feel proud of all of you for the efforts and contribution you put in this nation-building exercise. You are not merely constructing a structure, but a nation. I felt overwhelmed watching all of you being awarded for the structures you have built and designed. However, there are a few concerns that need to be addressed.
On my recent visit to Telangana, when I visited a few industries - one of them being granite - the industry raised a few concerns over limited availability of granite. So, we need to safeguard natural resources, which are on the verge of extinction.
At present, we have a challenge in front of us: Extensive use of natural resources in nation-building needs to be restricted for the betterment of our future. Nation-builders must use resources that can be reused, recycled and reproduced to create greener structures, which will enhance the quality of citizens.
The onus is on you - and with great power comes great responsibility. Although you have created beautiful and aesthetic structures now, in future you must create better structures that are environment-friendly."
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I Gauranga Das, Director, Govardhan Ecovillage, shares key initiatives r I adopted in the villaqe.
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0 Govardhan Ecovillage (GEV) is a 90-acre model farm community and retreat centre
J located at the foothills of the Sahyadhri Mountains, 108 km north of Mumbai. It illustrates 'Simple Living & High Thinking' - a principle that is so succinct, yet profound, and formed the basis of life in the bygone age of wisdom.
In India, more than 65 per cent of the population live in villages. Hence, we decided to put our efforts to transform the villages in India. In 2003, we thought of a strategy to attract corporates, tourists, scientists, students and NGOs to the villages; these were the custodians of tradition and culture in Vedic times and so we recreated a Vedic eco-village modelled after Vrindavan in Galtare village, Wada Taluka, Palghar District in Maharashtra.
The eco-village is designed to create an eco-system for life by addressing four basic human needs: Ecological, economic, social and cultural. GEV implemented various environment initiatives in its campus including green buildings, water conservation, alternative energy, waste management, soil bio-technology, organic farming, cow protection, etc, thus showcasing the model of environment conservation in action. It developed a bio-diversity park spread over 1 5 acre, providing a cultural and spiritual ambience. It has a retreat centre facilitating eco-friendly guest house, auditorium, seminar rooms, ayurvedic centre> etc. That said, through its integrated environmental, social, spiritual and cultural model and comfortable facilities, the ecovillage attracts various people from cities to come, experience harmony and wellness, learn best practices on environment and inspires them to tour nearby tribal villages and contribute to their development.
GEV runs a rural development programme since 2009 in around 16 tribal villages comprising Wadi programmes (integrated farming system comprising of agriculture, floriculture and horticulture) for empowering farmers through organic farming, providing non-farm enterprises to landless labourers, water resource creation for drinking and irrigation, water conservation, etc.
In short, the ecovillage is an innovative platform for bridging the urban-rural divide by attracting the powerful from India and abroad to rural India and inspiring,them to support the powerless, and thus transforming the landscape of rural India."
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The new India of 2022 is going to be built by breaking new ground."
Pratap Padode, Managing Director, ASAPP Info Global Group, and Founder & Executive Director, Smart Cities Council India, speaks on the progress India is set to make.
"We have a special theme this evening: GLOCAL-Thinking Global, Acting Local. It's [ an unusual theme but its timely enough, particularly when our Prime Minister is making I J waves around the world and India is the buzzword because it is one of the fastest P 1/ growing economies.
? India loses Rs 50,000 crore per annum owing to cost overruns in projects.
? India was ranked 1 85th out of 190 countries in construction permits. A horrible position to be in; but let's take some respite that we are not the only ones.
? The world construction industry is at $ 10 trillion and 90 per cent of infrastructure projects are either late or over-budget - that's not just us, it's happening all around.
? According to McKinsey, construction holds the dubious honour of having the lowest productivity gains of any industry. The reasons include continued use of labour instead of technology and lack of consolidation, among others.
? In India, there has been a promise of change. As per information provided by the government to the World Bank, it takes only 60 days following eight online procedures to get construction permits in Delhi and Mumbai. These two cities effectively earn us our ranking in the annual Ease of Doing Business report.
? With RERA, the new Building Code, the Smart Cities mission, Bharatnet, Swachh Bharat Abhiyan and metro projects under construction in 14 cities and approved in another 10, things are set to change.
? Even before the government chose this as the manifesto - the Smart Cities movement - we tied up with the Smart Cities Council in the US and set up a chapter in India. There is an India Readiness Guide, which is a framework for cities to be planned. And so, ASAPP has continued this process and taken this mission forward.
? There is a lot of scepticism around the smart cities concept and in the process the wave of change it is bringing to urban planning is getting lost. So here's the progress so far: 57 projects worth Rs 941 crore have already been completed as of April 2017. An additional 462 projects worth Rs 15,000 crore are likely to be completed through 201 8. And an additional 920 projects for which DPRs have already been prepared worth Rs 25,000 crore are estimated to be completed by the end of 201 8. Twenty-two of the 60 cities have already initiated smart roads; 20 cities have smart water projects; 26 cities are implementing solar rooftop projects; and 1 8 cities have initiated integrated command-and-control projects.
? The new India of 2022 is not going to be built on our armchairs but by breaking new ground. Our Bollywood industry has also learnt this. Therefore, they don't come with stories of mega cities anymore; even they need to get the 'Barfis' of 'Bareilly'!"
CWAB 201 7 witnessed 250 attendees from the building and support industries.
Felicitation of the jury panel and unveiling of the CWAB Showtime: (L-R) Anshu Sarin, CEO, Berggruen Hotels; Ashish Kumar, Director, Project Management, Colliers International India; Avinash K Gautam, CEO, Silvan Innovation Labs;
Ar CN Raghavendran; Ashish Rakheja, Managing Partner, Aeon Integrated Building Design Consultants LLP; K Raghavan, Director, National Accounts, India, Building Efficiency, Johnson Controls (I); Dhiraj Wadhwa, Director-Integrated Solutions & Key Accounts, Carrier Airconditioning & Refrigeration; Jayanand Potdar, COO, Godrej Properties; Asutosh Shah, MD, Duravit India; Rajeev Antony; Mario Schmidt, Director, Lingel Windows & Doors Technologies; Anuj Jain, Director-Decorative & Industrial Sales & Marketing, Kansai Nerolac Paints; and Jeff Rodrigues, MD, Owens-Corning (India).
(Left) Sumit Banerjee with (right)
Kishore Bhatija, Managing Director, / K Raheja Corp.
Niranjan Hiranandani, Managing Director, Hiranandani Group, at the awards.
(L-R) Soung-eun Kim, Consul General, Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in Mumbai; Mohammad Aman Amin, Consul General, Consulate General of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan; Mahesh M Mudda, Managing Director & CEO, NCCCL India; Falguni Padode; Mazlan Harun, Consul (Trade), Consulate General of Malaysia (Trade Section); and Anand Pillai, Marketing Officer, Consulate General of Malaysia(Trade Section) ILVES SPONSOR
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High profile networking in the CWAB VIP room: (L-R) Rajeev Antony; Dr Prashanth Reddy S; Ashish Kapoor, Sales Director, Schueco India; Prof Christopher Benninger, Principal Architect, Christopher Charles Benninger Architects (CCBA); Ramprasad Akkisetti, Founder Managing Director, CCBA; Arun Bhatia; Brinda Somaya, Principal Architect, Somaya & Kalappa Consultants; Saroja Sirisena, Consul General of Sri Lanka; Manit Rastogi, Founder Partner, Morphogenesis; KAS Menon;
Kailash C Jain; and Sumit Banerjee.
Rakhi Vora, Sr Project Manager-Architecture, Associate Principal, INI Design Studio and Sanjay Puri, Principal Architect, Sanjay Puri Architects.
Brinda Somaya and Sharukh Mistry, Founder Partner, Mistry Architects.
Winners all
Apart from the winners, the event witnessed an august audience with over 250 guests, including the who's who of the building and support industries.
In a display of elan, the winners walked the stage in celebration of their victory. Crediting her team for the award, Abha Narain Lambah, Principal Architect, Abha Narain Lambah Associates, said, "It is great to be a part of the change in the architectural landscape of the country, and I hope we are all going to make a difference in all the cities/7 Expressing his gratitude, Ravi Sarangan, Executive Director, Edifice Consultants, added, "Just as we are recognised for what we do in the field of
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and will take greater pride in, winning an award for
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community one day." S| f m Further, Manit Rastogi,
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(L-R) Pratap Padode; Harshavardhan Neotia, Chairman, Ambuja Neotia Group; Kailash C Jain; Prof Christopher Benninger; Vijay Maurya; Manit Rastogi; and KAS Menon. 12,h CW ARCHITECT & BUILDER AWARDS 2017
Pirojsha Godrej
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The winners Wall of Fame created at the awards evening with winners' autographs.
among the few to maintain a high vigour; and Sanjay Puri, Principal Architect, Sanjay Puri Architects, who called it a victory for his entire team, lauded CWAB as the best awards in the country.
Among the winning builders, Harshavardhan Neotia, Chairman, Ambuja Neotia Group, said, "Every award means added responsibility; I hope we can continue to live up to it." Jayanand Potdar, COO, Godrej Properties, also acknowledged that such recognition makes the company "more responsible to build spaces that give a warmer experience to all customers".
And, Kishore Bhatija, Managing Director, K Raheja Corp, credited the victory to the company's partners, stakeholders, architects, suppliers and 3) contractors, saying, "It's because of them that we are here."
: 'These were just some of the highlights of the 1 2fh CWAB Awards. But, as they say, 0? sometimes pictures speak louder
than words. Read on for more on our winners and jury - and enjoy the glimpses of a memorable evening.
(L-R) Jayanand Potdar; K Raghavan; and Kailash C Jain.
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Top Architects & Builders
Selection process and Jury meet...
Selecting India's Top Architects and Builders has never been an easy task. The who's who of the architecture and builder industry was selected first through a perception-based survey, followed by stringent jury deliberation. Having received a tremendous response for the survey on Top Architects and Builders in India, the final selection was made by the jury during a meeting on June 1 6, 201 7.
The architect jury panel comprised of Debasis Mitra, Sr Director-Operations, Shapoorji Pallonji and Company; Jayanand Potdar, COO, Godrej Properties; Avinash K Gautam, CEO, Silvan Innovation Labs; Asutosh Shah, Managing Director, Duravit India; Ashish Rakheja, Managing Partner, Aeon Integrated Buildind Design Consultants LLP; Vikram Choubal, Vice President-Project Management Global Design Asia Pacific, JW Marriott Hotel, Mumbai;
Dhiraj Wadhwa, Director-Integrated Solutions & Key Accounts, Carrier Airconditioning & Refrigeration; KE Ranganathan, Managing Director, Roca Bathroom
Products; K Raghavan, Director, National Accounts India, Building Efficiency, Johnson Controls (I); and Rajeev Antony, Managing Director, Schueco India.
The builder jury panel comprised Ar Rahul Kadri; Koushik Sarkar, ex-CEO, USG Bora I; Mario Schmidt, Director, Lingel Windows & Doors Technologies;
Anuj Jain, Director, Decorative and Industrial Sales and Marketing, Kansai Nerolac Paints;
Antony Parokaran, ex-CEO, Schindler India;
Jeff Rodrigues, Managing Director,
Owens-Corning (India); Vir S Advani, Managing Director, Blue Star; Anshu Sarin, CEO, Berggruen Hotels; Zubin Zainuddin, Principal Architect, ZZ Architects; and Ashish Kumar, Director-Project Management, Colliers International.
Having discussed the shortlisted companies in detail and interacting with their representatives (initiated for the first time this year) on the basis of this year's theme - GLOCAL: Thinking Global and Acting Local -the jury members cast their vote through a secret ballot.
The CWAB Jury: Standing (L-R): Anuj Jain, Kansai Nerolac Paints; Vir S Advani, Blue Star; Architect Rahul Kadri; Ashish Kumar, Colliers International; Mario Schmidt, Lingel Windows & Doors Technologies; Ashish Rakheja, Aeon Integrated Buildind Design Consultants Lip; Rajeev Antony, Schueco India; KE Ranganathan, Roca Bathroom Products; Debasis Mitra, Shapoorji Pallonji and Company; K Raghavan, Johnson Controls (I); Jeff Rodrigues, Owens-Corning (India); Dhiraj Wadhwa, Carrier Airconditioning & Refrigeration; Antony Parokaran. Seated: (L-R): Vikram Choubal, JW Marriott Hotel, Mumbai; Jayanand Potdar, Godrej Properties; Asutosh Shah, Duravit India; Anshu Sarin, Berggruen Hotels; Avinash K Gautam, Silvan Innovation Labs; Koushik Sarkar;
Zubin Zainuddin, ZZ Architects.
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Vinayak Thorat, Director & Head of Western Region, Venkataramanan Associates.
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"The world's greatest achievers have been those who have always stayed focussed on their goals and have been consistent in their efforts." These words by author Dr Rooplen Prasad embody the spirit of these awards. The architects - awarded as India's top - have been true to the CWAB theme for this year -GLOCAL: Thinking Global, Acting Local.
Ravi Sarangan, Executive Director, Edifice Consultants, receiving the j award from Sudhir Mungantiwar, Minister of Finance & Planning, Forests, Government of Maharashtra, in the presence of (extreme right) Ashish Kapoor, Sales Director, Schueco India. CN Raghavendran, Managing Director, CR Narayana Rao, receiving the award from Sudhir Mungantiwar, in the presence of (extreme right) Dr Prashanth Reddy S, Managing Director & CEO, Fundermax India.
Sanjay Puri, Principal Architect, Sanjay Puri Architects, receiving the award from Sudhir Mungantiwar, in the presence of (extreme right) KC Jain, President, HNG Float Glass.
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Harshavardhan Neotia, Chairman, Ambuja Neotia Group, receiving the award from Sudhir Mungantiwar, Minister of Finance & Planning, Forests, Government of Maharashtra, in the presence of Pratap Padode, Managing Director, ASAPP Info Global Group.
Ambuja Neotia Group
'The notion of glocolisotion entails a radical change in perspective - i points to the interconnectedness of the global and local/' says Harshavardhan Neotia, Chairman, Ambuja Neotia Group.
"Real estate, however; has historically been viewed as a local phenomenon. By destabilising spatial and temporal boundaries, glocalisation leads to a reconsideration of modernity. To explore the interplay among glocalisation, space and modernity I find the thematisation of modernity is shaped by the particular historical context/
Having delivered projects in the residential, retail, y
commercial, hospitality, education and healthcare segments, Kolkata-based Ambuja Neotia Group prides itself in making a difference to the way people live. The group's hotels, resorts, villas, clubs, banquets and standalone eating outlets have made a significant mark on the hospitality sector. Its healthcare facilities include specialty hospitals with a special ward for the underprivileged. The group operates in Kolkata, Haldia, Burdwan, Patna, Raipur, Khanna and -
To explain, Neotia draws upon two of the group's projects at Raichak (near Kolkata). At Ffort Raichak, he says the idea of building a hotel in the design of a fort led to sourcing old bricks to make the fort look realistic and weaving a story to underscore the splendour of a British-era citadel. The long search for rare, old and narrow bricks led the firm to the Central Business District, where the erstwhile Imperial Bank (now State Bank of India) stood in an old mansion. It was undergoing demolition to give way to a modern headquarter. The bricks from this 200-year-old relic were sourced to clad Ffort Raichak. And speaking on Ganga Kutir Resort, created by well-known Sri Lankan architect Channa Daswatte, Neotia says the design drew inspiration from a small village or ashram community. The material inspiration came from Gangetic Bengal - terracotta tiles, timber and plaster. The property symbolises a marriage between local art and Sri Lankan architectural sensibility. For example, the dining room ceiling has batik art in Bengal jute by the craftswomen of the Matale Heritage Centre from Sri Lanka.
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Brigade Group
"Citing the example of Brigade Orchards, a smart township in Bengaluru that has used the concept of GLOCAL, MR Jaishankar, Chairman and Managing Director, Brigade Group, says, "We have partnered with international master planners and designers such as NBBJ, Seattle, who are the master planners of the smart township, and a host of operating partners like Age Ventures India (A HelpAge India company) for running the senior living facility, Brigade Hospitality for managing the Signature Club Resort, etc. The homes at Brigade Orchards are built with eco-friendly precast concrete technology that result in better quality and shorter time. We set up our own plant at site, hired experts from across the world to run the plant and use the technology. In fact, Brigade is the first builder in Bengaluru to set up its own plant at site."
Om Prakash P, Company Secretary & Member of Board, Brigade Group, receiving the award from Sudhir Mungantiwar, Minister of Finance & Planning, Forests, Government of Maharashtra, in the presence of Pratap Padode, Managing Director, ASAPP Info Global Group.
Bengaluru-based Brigade Group is one of India's leading developers with three decades of experience in building positive experiences and transforming the skyline of its operational cities. Its portfolio includes apartments, villas, retirement homes, integrated lifestyle enclaves, Grade-A commercial properties, software and IT parks, SEZs, malls, five-star hotels, recreational clubs and convention centres. The group has completed over 200 buildings amounting to over 35 million sq ft across many domains. ^
Brigade Orchards appreciates the regional context and heritage, wherein Indian mythological forms of Vayu (air), Jal (water), Prithvi (earth), and Agni (fire) have inspired an ecological approach for planning and urban design process. According to Jaishankar, the township is destined to significantly enhance the quality of life for the people of Devanahalli. The Arts Village at Brigade Orchards is envisioned to provide a platform for local artists (painting, sculpting, fabric, pottery, lithography, etching, graphic studio, etc) to practise and refine their skills, along with displaying and selling their products in an inspirational setting.

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Jayanand Potdar, COO, Godrej Properties, receiving the award from Sudhir Mungantiwar, Minister of Finance & Planning, Forests, Government of Maharashtra.
Godrej Properties
"At Godrej, we constantly re-imagine our homes in today's 'glocal' context by attempting to celebrate the best of Indian design and culture along with cutting-edge global technology and thinkingsays Pirojsha Godrej, Executive Chairman, Godrej Properties. "We typically do this by creating a unique design narrative that brings the creative vision to life, is manifested in the brand proposition, and is crafted in every detail of the final product. Each project narrative also encompasses unique design and cultural cues from the city it sits in to set it apart. Apart from aesthetic sensibilities, climatic response and sustainability play a critical role in fagade treatment, material selection and interior finishes."
Mumbai-based Godrej Properties brings the Godre| Group philosophy of innovation, sustainability and excellence to the real-estate industry. Each development combines a 120-year legacy of excellence and trust with a commitment to cutting-edge design and technology. It is currently developing residential, commercial and township projects spread across approximately 13.5 million sq m
(138 million sq ft) in 12 cities. ????
Citing a recent example of the company's 'glocal' design approach in its flagship project The Trees, Godrej says that in a development strategy more commonly seen in the West, the company has saved, refurbished and, thereby, celebrated heritage industrial buildings in what became its first adaptive reuse project. The public realm is designed to the best international standards, where amenities are thoughtfully woven to foster a vibrant community that celebrates the industrial history of Mumbai.
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According to Bhatija, in addition to best practices, the company understands and is fully committed to the green cause. Hence, whether it is green homes or workspaces, it delivers best-in-class quality, which contributes to functionality and sustainability; once again, picking best practices and applying them to the markets it operates in.
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Kishore Bhatija, Managing Director, Real-Estate Development, K Raheja Corp, receiving the award from Sudhir Mungantiwar, Minister of Finance & Planning, Forests, Government of Maharashtra, in the presence of (extreme left) Pratap Padode, Managing Director, ASAPP Info Global Group, and (second from right) Jairam Panch, Managing Director, Turner Project Management India.
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"At K Raheja Corp, we extensively map the industry; both globally as well as in India, for best practices, carefully selectingi, tailor-making and then internalising what works best for our company and clients. This is done across functions ranging from design to sourcing and so on," says Kishore Bhatija, Managing Director, Real-Estate Development, K Raheja Corp. "For us, it is about the perfect balance and amalgamation of our own local expertise and understanding of the market emerging trends with cherry-picked practices that together give us a winning concoction."
Mumbai-based K Raheja Corp is a success story spanning six decades; today, it stands as one of India's leading real estate conglomerates, having pioneered the concepts of self-contained townships and commercial business districts in the country. With operations in the west and south of India, the company offers multiple formats ranging from self-contained luxurious residential offerings, to state-of-the-art business parks, retail offerings, malls, and successful extensions in the hospitality sector too. ? WINNERS
SN Seth, COO, L&T Realty, receiving the award from Sudhir Mungantiwar, Minister of Finance & Planning, Forests, Government of Maharashtra, in the presence of (extreme right) Dr Prashanth Reddy S, Managing Director & CEO, Fundermax India.
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L&T Realty
"Global concerns that are relevant to the business environment of L&T Realty, such as climate change, security of citizens, pollution and Internet security to name a few, play a vital role in the manner we respondsays Shrikant Joshi, CEO and Managing Director, L&T Realty.
"Our interventions and responses to business problems are intertwined with these global concerns. True to its reputation of being an engineering conglomerate, L&T chooses to respond with enthusiasm in addressing global issues and adopting global standards without diluting the need to address immediate local concerns. Due appreciation of the cultural diversity of the country and the needs of the customer are addressed in our designs."
Mumbai-based L&T Realty has an impressive presence across western and southern India through its residential, commercial and retail projects. The company is committed to creating landmarks of excellence, which is reflected in all its projects, from business parks to India's largest transit-oriented development and coveted residential _
According to Joshi, the company takes pride in local heritage, culture and diversity. As he says, the principal consultants appointed by the company are global firms who are given a mandate to bring in the latest international trends in design and response to environmental issues. Although international in flavour, these designs follow the requirement of Indian society, in terms of the internal layouts of apartments and so on. The company has responded to the requirements of new urbanism with innovative concepts of walk to work and Transit Oriented Development. It has adopted global design standards for modern-day offices, which allows people to encompass a wider spectrum of their lives through interesting spaces created for interaction, thereby celebrating the spirit of collective achievement . Environmentally, it reduces any impact of intervention by ensuring green building certification for projects. Further, L&T Realty keeps up to global standards of digitisation with its initiatives in the field of BIM, smart security systems, building automation, Internet of Things, etc, in all projects.
Mahindra Lifespace Developers
"We believe the Indian real estate and infrastructure sector has significant potential to drive transformative national growth that is socially inclusive, economically sustainable and ecologically responsible/' says Anita Arjundas, Managing Director, Mahindra Lifespace Developers. "Our 'glocal' or future-ready approach to sustainable urbanisation, therefore, manifests itself in our choice of business segments, our products and services, and by way of the parameters we use to evaluate our overall socio-economic and environmental impact.
Preservation of natural capital is one of our core focus areas, and we are continually evaluating ways to conserve scarce natural resources, keeping in mind the local context."
Mahindra Lifespace Developers is a pioneer in sustainable urban development in India, through the creation of
residential and integrated large-format developments across multiple Indian cities. As of June 30, 201 7, the company's residential and commercial development footprint includes 1.31 million sq m of completed projects and 0.81 million sq m of ongoing and forthcoming projects. It also enables access to quality housing at affordable prices via its brand 'Happinest'.
Believing in the need for holistic urban solutions that can meet India's burgeoning housing and infrastructure needs, the company's offerings span affordable housing for the emerging Indian middle class, mid-premium residential projects, industrial townships and integrated business cities. Arjundas says that the firm is also keenly aware of the changing needs of customers, especially in the context of local, cultural nuances, as well as the global aspirations of young, urban India. According to her, the firm is, therefore, focused on delivering insight-driven, customer-centric solutions such as flexi-homes (homes that are adaptable according to the needs of the user) and value-added services at the time of occupancy.
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"For over three decades, we, at Oberoi Realty,; have been the frontrunners in the real estate sector,; setting benchmarks in design, construction quality and functional aesthetics/ in all our projects, says Vikas Oberoi, Chairman and Managing Director, Oberoi Realty. "With a vision to offer the best of global trends to our customers, we partner with the best local and international consultants who bring their rich experience and knowledge to the table. These consultants help us to keep pace with the latest trends in design, construction methods and materials."
Mumbai-based Oberoi Realty is one of India's leading
real estate development companies. It is an established
brand with an impeccable track record. Its forte lies in
developing innovative projects through its emphasis on ^
contemporary architecture, strong project execution and quality construction. It aims to build aspirational developments for its customers, with distinctive designs, functional aesthetics and good quality finishes. While its primary focus is on residential projects, it has made its presence felt across a diversified portfolio by introducing Oberoi Mall, The Westin Mumbai Garden City
and the Oberoi International School respectively, __^
to Mumbai.
As Oberoi says, the company follows an outsourcing model where it combines its local expertise and understanding of the customer and the design and execution expertise of work with the best-in-class contractors. To supervise these contractors, it has an in-house project management team that uses latest project management tools and adopts best practices to deliver its projects the way it envisages them. The company also has a team of in-house architects, designers and engineers to consistently monitor the contractors and ensure that both quality and technical specifications are met as per Oberoi Realty's standards.
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The Wadhwa Group
"We, at the Wadhwa Group, bring with us a legacy of over 48 years of trust quality and design sensibility that runs through all of our propertiessays Navin Makhija, Managing Director, The Wadhwa Group. "As one of Mumbai's leading real-estate developers, the values and beliefs of our promoter Vijay Wadhwa are visible in each aspect of our business, right through location selection, architecture, landscaping and product design. Our commitment to quality and design has seen us earn recognition and several awards over the years from various industry bodies. One of the most recent was the visit by the Chinese delegation led by renowned international architecture firm James Law Cybertecture to study the technology incorporated in The Capital, a marquee building by The Wadhwa Group at BKC. This is an eco-friendly building, enabled with smart features
Mumbai-based The Wadhwa Group carries a rich legacy built on the trust and belief of customers and stakeholders. The group is one of Mumbai's leading real estate companies, and is currently developing residential, commercial and township projects spread across approximately 1.4 million sq m (1 5 million sq ft). The organisation is reputed for its strong planning, design innovation, and timely completion of projects, which gives it an edge over competitors. Today, the group's customers include over 20,000 happy families and over 1 00 MNC corporate tenants. ??
Wadhwa says that every space is thoughtfully designed, incorporating the group's proprietary design philosophy of 'VentiLit', which lays great emphasis on the elements of light, height and air. All projects are generously planned and have an enviable floor-to-ceiling height, lending a touch of expanse to the property, which is further enhanced by cross-ventilation and ample sunlight pervading every residence. Most of the group's projects are in line with the sun's path and wind trajectory.


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Noteworthy Projects
The Jury... and how we did it.
The CWAB awards unveiled a new category last year to award excellence: NOTEWORTHY PROJECTS. Going by this year's theme - GLOCAL: Thinking Global, Acting Local - the aim was to recognise and award landmark and unique projects from across the country.
An opportunity for India's builders and architects to showcase their best work, nominations were open for projects across five segments of Residential,
Commercial, Institutional, Hospitality and Interiors. Considering the encouraging response from the Interiors segment this year, the projects were further categorised as Interiors-Residential, Interiors-Commercial, Interiors-Hospitality and Interiors-Retail. Further, with sustainability being on the global agenda and companies such as Carrier Airconditioning & Refrigeration, India, by UTC offering solutions for projects that suit local requirements in India, the category of Sustainable Projects was added as well (turn to page 98).
Over 200 paid entries were received across categories, from which the editorial team shortlisted the best projects to be sent to an esteemed jury for assessment. The entire process was conducted online.
The eminent jury comprised Ar Dennis Rehill,
Vice President + Design Director, WATG Urban, Seattle; Ar Brad Wilkins, Tall Building Practice Area Leader, Genster, Singapore; Prof Mat Santamouris, Professor- High Performance Architecture, University of New South Wales, Sydney; Shabnam Gupta, Principal Designer, The Orange Lane; MR Jaishankar, Chairman and Managing Director, Brigade Enterprises; and CN Raghavendran, CRN Architects and Chairman, IGBC Chennai Chapter.
The jury meticulously studied every project; and features pertaining to the theme GLOCAL carried special weight in the final selection, giving us the final list of Noteworthy Projects. Read on to see the winners...

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Haveli Dharampura, Old Delhi, by Spaces Architects @ka
The 8,000-sq-ft project holds the privilege of being the first-of-its-kind to show the life of Old Delhi. The third floor-cum-terrace area is the haveli's highlight, with a spectacular view of the majestic Red Fort, Jama Masjid and Sisganj Gurudwara. The terrace becomes a vantage point to enjoy the panorama of the Chandni Chowk area, bringing its life and essence into the haveli.
Winning smile: Kapil Aggarwal, Principal Architect, Spaces Architects.
(Right) Sharukh Mistry, Founder Partner, Mistry Architects, sharing the proud moment with his team member.


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Water Woods Lodge & Resorts,
Mysuru, by Mistry Architects
Located in the tourism centre of Karnataka, this 1.3-acre property is enveloped by water on three sides and covered with a dense canopy of large evergreen trees. Highlights include high-pitched roofs and a koi pond leading to lodging that overlooks the pool and the river beyond. Nature-inspired imprints adorn the floors, roof slab and light fixtures. Sustainably designed, the project displays the best use of natural sources and locally available materials and manpower.
Prakruthi Windflower, Bengaluru, by Urban Frame
Situated in India's IT hub, Prakruthi Windflower is divided into two broad zones spanning 22,000 sq ft in the midst of lush, green tree cover.
Care was taken that the built nestled itself alongside this tree cover. The restaurants and reception area overlook a lush rolling landscape zone, surrounded by a beautiful walkway. The second zone houses the spa and cottages, which overlook a meandering water court. This water court connects the indoors with the outdoors, enhancing the sensory and tactile nature of the space.
(Left) Anup Naik, Director-Architecture, Urban Frame with a member of his firm.
Krohne Marshall New Manufacturing Campus, Pune, by Christopher Charles Benninger Architects
Spanning 94,788 sq ft in the manufacturing hub of Pune,
Krohne Marshall's design achieves a balance between speed and function. The proposed design arrived at integrating the old and the new by wrapping a perforated
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The British School, New Delhi, by Morphogenesis
The design of this 310,000-sq-ft project found inspiration in the school's tagline, 'An international education with an Indian soul'. Situated in the capital, The British School, with its unusually diverse population of over 55 nationalities, sums up the very spirit of our country. The design of this project includes rain gardens and a rainwater harvesting system that illustrates demonstrative sustainability. Semi-enclosed breakout spaces are liberally scattered around the school and are constantly transformed in the way they are occupied.
(Left) Rajeev Kumar Sharma, Director, DesignHaaus Solutions, with a member of his firm.
Woxsen School of Business & WSOAD, Hyderabad, by DesignHaaus Solutions
A feather in the cap, an ambitious project sprawling almost 200 acre adds a sparkle to Hyderabad's list of prestigious institutions. This project attempts to reanimate the concepts of entrepreneurship, pedagogy and sustainability. The architecture of the campus is minimalistic yet bold, which keeps growing in phases with the intent of creating spaces that evoke fond memories centered on the idea of place, teaching and growing experiences, which are integral to the notion of an institution.
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(Right) Jayesh Hariyani, Senior Principal & Chairman, INI Design Studio with (left) Rakhi Vora,
Sr Project Manager-Architecture, Associate Principal, INI Design Studio.
Indoor Sports Complex, Greater Noida, by INI Design Studio
The Indoor Sports Complex of Shiv Nadar University stands out as a one-of-its-kind sports facility in India at par with international standards. The 1 1 6,000-sq-ft project interweaves scale and modernity with flexibility of space and vibrancy of form. A balance between structure and interior space design is brought out by the vivacious use of colours and bold graphics. Its multifunctional sports hall takes various forms - from two fully functional basketball courts to eight badminton courts - and can double up as a viewing balcony.
One for the camera: Arjun Malik, Principal Architect,
Malik Architecture.
K-Lagoon, Alibaug, by Malik Architecture
The concept echoes a deep understanding of centuries of traditional construction techniques interpreted in a contemporary syntax. The 22,380-sq-ft site is deeply forested but the final product was achieved with a minimum impact on nature's equilibrium. Located amid Alibaug's natural beauty, the structure was constructed using traditional materials of stone, wood and clay tile in a contemporary context. The house also expresses water in its multiple moods as well as harvesting it through various measures.
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The Artisan House, New Delhi, by Morphogenesis
The New Delhi-based project spanning 29,000 sq ft, incorporates traditional craft, material and method. The design has emerged from skill and handed-down tradition, re-establishing a patronage for these artisanal skills and contributing to cultural sustainability. The detailing has been achieved with the use of stone and metal craft, and textiles. The design exploits the undulating terrain on which the project is located and uses it to create split levels with private spaces in the earth-banked lower level and public spaces in the upper level.
ISHATVAM 9, Ranchi, by Sanjay Puri Architects
Most of Ranchi's inhabitants have been used to living in individual houses with private gardens and open spaces. As a result, the few high-rise residential buildings constructed in the city still remain partially unoccupied. In response to this need, the apartments in ISHATVAM 9 have been > designed to occupy a complete & floor opening out on all sides, || with each room extending S|l into 20-ft, double-height
decks. Each internal space thus extends into private-19k sheltered open spaces.
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Principal Architect, Architects, with a his firm.
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BMA Villa, Raichak, by Spaces and Design
Set on the banks of the Ganges, the interiors of this vacation home, spread over 3,370 sq ft, are designed to be rustic-chic. The life-size horse sculpture in the living area and the backlit onyx bar by the pool, all add up to an ambience of natural comfort. In addition to green trimmed plants, the grass turf on the ceilings and internal steps all over the house bring the landscapes inside beautifully. Soft lighting and muted furnishings complement the relaxed aesthetics.
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B-31 Residence, New Delhi, by Design Consortium
A subdued colour palette with bright tones used for the furnishing creates a harmonious feeling of comfort and livability in this New Delhi-based project covering 4,500 sq ft. The green pockets, strategically placed in the courtyard and balconies, lend a sense of openness to the interiors. Dramatic and soft lighting bring out the textures, materials and colours used, and create a different ambience in each room. Care has been taken to use local materials and techniques in the construction of this residence.
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(Left) Abha Narain Lambah Principal Architect,
Abha Narain Lambah Associates, with her team.
Restoration of the Royal Opera House, Mumbai by Abha Narain Lambah Associates
The baroque-style structure spanning 24,953 sq ft incorporates a blend of European and Indian features. The materials for restoration of the country's only surviving opera house, located in Mumbai, have been sourced locally. The project wonderfully reflects and characterises both local and global considerations towards ensuring the highest level of conservation standards in terms of material authenticity, working with skilled craftsmen, artisans, painters, fabricators and stone sculptors, along with design authenticity by bringing the theatre back to its original form.
Fork Media Office Mumbai, by Vibe Design Lab
(Right) Priyal Thakker, Co-founder and (left) Mallika Desai Thakker, Co-Founder and Creative Head, Vibe Design Lab.
While designing this 6,500-sq-ft office in Mumbai, special emphasis was given to the in between areas such as the break out and interaction spaces. Every resource used on the project has been locally sourced, starting from the quirky upcycled furniture to the designers and artists and labour that worked together to complete the project.
The result: An international look and feel in the local context, giving the project a truly glocal _ character.
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Indigo Deli, Mumbai, by Planet 3 Studios Architecture
Located in the busy city of Mumbai, this 6,500-sq-ft restaurant is memorable with its expansive windows offering views of green treetops, large kitchen and ceiling that runs across the entire dining area. In fact, the ceiling takes on a three-dimensional quality as it pulses down into the room in an undulating sinuous curve.
Raya Shankhwalker, Principal Architect, Raya Shankhwalker Architects.
Soro - The Village Pub, Goa, by Raya Shankhwalker Architects
Soro, meaning alcoholic beverage in Konkani, is a tavern conceptualised within the ruins of an old corner store. The design of the 3,000-sq-ft pub is centred on the concept of a 1940's warehouse owned by a local dealer who traded in different merchandise. The old walls have been left untouched, giving it a dilapidated charm forming the entrance to the new industrial chic pub. Interior walls have been brought to life with vintage graffiti and the flooring uses patterned cement tiles.
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Harley Davidson Store, New Delhi, by Sapras Architects
The original 21,000-sq-ft site with a derelict industrial shed drove the design concept of an industrial backdrop for the Harley Davidson mean machines. This was almost akin to a restoration project, as the design intent was to infuse new life to the factory shed. The retail space was designed to provide a high-octane blend of a timeless, old-style warehouse. The interiors, with steel roofing and raw piping, help achieve this.
Rahul Bansal, Partner, DCA Architects.
Romesh Sapra, Director, Sapras Architects.
Akbarally's Men, Mumbai, by DCA Architects
Originating in Mumbai in 1897 as the first departmental store in India, flaunts the antiquity of its rich legacy that derives from its existence of over 118 years. Space planning and enhancement has been crucial, where a white look has been enabled in order to visually maximise the space available and sub-mezzanine levels are created to work around the structure so as to obtain clear circulation patterns. The refurbishment store continues to spread its legacy of by-gone era while fitting into the modern retail design space.
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Arun Bhatia,
Managing Director, UTC Climate, Controls & Security, India Region.

The target: To reach a green footprint of 1,000 crore sq ft in India and become the world's No. 1 by 2022. And according to scorecard of the Indian Green Building Council, we have achieved 4.63 billion sq ft to date. Moreover, sustainable practices are not only an ethical move but make good business sense as well.
Sustainability is on the global agenda, with companies such as Carrier Airconditioning & Refrigeration, India, offering solutions for projects that suit local requirements in India. Carrier, part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp, is a world leader in high-technology heating, air-conditioning and refrigeration solutions. Carrier experts provide sustainable solutions, integrating energy-efficient products, building controls, and energy services for residential, commercial, retail, transport and food service customers.
This year, Carrier partnered with CWAB to recognise and award projects that are sustainable in nature. We call them the SUSTAINABILITY AWARDS. These were assessed by the eminent jury panel that vetted the Noteworthy Projects.
Setting the perfect tone for this category of awards,
Arun Bhatia, Managing Director, UTC Climate, Controls & Security, India Region, addressed the audience at the CWAB awards.
He focussed on green building trends derived from a recent global study titled World Green Building Trends 201 6. The survey, conducted across 69 countries with over 1,000 study participants, revealed the significant drivers of green buildings as environment regulations, healthier neighbourhoods and sustainable practices. It also pointed out to significant overall barriers as higher perceived first cost, lack of public awareness and inability to prove business case. As Bhatia said, "The first thing that came out of the report as a bottleneck is for people to adopt green buildings/' Seventy per cent of respondents cited lower operating cost as the most important benefit of a green building, with Bhatia adding,
"Nearly half of those involved reported a payback on their investments in five years or less."
Moving on to the awards, here's a look at the winning sustainable projects this year...
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Yatin Patel, Founder Director, DSP Design Associates.
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B 23, New Delhi, by Architecture Discipline
If meaningful design is about the essence of things, this bungalow is a distinctive statement on a 2,000-sq-yard block. This house typically stands as a tribute to the 1970s Indian modernism, and showcases exemplary style. It is an extremely interactive home for a close-knit joint family, and the architecture is such that the space embraces their roots and is progressive at the same time.
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