Sep 15, 2017
(Mumbai – August 23, 2017): Often referred to as the “Oscars of the Architecture and Building Industry”, the 12th CW Architect & Builder (CWAB) Awards felicitated 11 Top Architects, 8 Top Builders, 18 Noteworthy Projects and 2 Sustainability projects to the best and brightest minds in the design fraternity of India. The event was held at The Four Seasons Hotel, Mumbai and was also live-streamed at http://cwabawards.com.
Managing Director & Founder, ASAPP Info Global Group, Pratap Padode welcomes Chief Guest, Minister of Finance & Planning Forest of the Government of Maharashtra, Hon’ble Sudhir Mungantiwar.
ASAPP Info Global Group has always been an innovator. Way back in 2006, these awards were instituted when there were no parameters for judging excellence; the intention was to recognise and salute excellence, to catalyse inspiration and motivation. Till date, these are the only such awards where architects and builders are awarded on one platform. Now in its 12th edition of the awards, past themes have included Green, Youth, Innovision and Smart; and this year, the theme was GLOCAL: Thinking Global, Acting Local. The top architects and builder winners are chosen by a perception based industry survey while the noteworthy project winners were chosen through an online jury.
Managing Director & Founder, ASAPP Info Global Group, Pratap Padode and Managing Group Editor, Falguni Padode deliver their welcome address respectively.
This Year’s Event: The Managing Director & Founder, ASAPP Info Global Group, Pratap Padode shed light on how the construction and building industry is no longer limited to building in just India’s metros – Narendra Modi’s smart cities mission has expanded the scope and need of building across India. “Urban India is no more limited to six metros. With over 53 cities hosting a million plus population, the axis of growth has tilted towards 47 plus other cities. These cities are already besieged with their own challenges. While we may showcase our awards here, we are also going to these cities to understand their challenges and offer solutions. The new India of 2022 is not going to be built on our armchairs but when we break new ground.”
Director of the Govardhan Eco Village, Mr Gauranga Das and Minister of Finance & Planning Forest of the Government of Maharashtra, Hon’ble Sudhir Mungantiwar address the audience.
The event keynote Speaker Director of the Govardhan Eco Village, Mr Gauranga Das addressed the audience. While explaining the various steps the village had taken in order to be sustainable give back to nature, he urged the eminent personalities sitting in the room to consider such means for their own projects. “This retreat centre is a model which is bridging an urban and rural divide. We are looking at 6.5 lakh villages where we can marry tradition with technology. Even at the highest levels at the UN, this has been appreciated for the fact that we are trying to do some kind of intervention using a holistic perspective including sustainability, tradition and technology.”
Invitees in the VIP room
The event was graced by Chief Guest Minister of Finance & Planning Forest of the Government of Maharashtra, Hon’ble Sudhir Mungantiwar, who inspired the audience with his address. “I think imagination is our greatest wealth and I feel proud of you all in terms of your efforts and contribution in the nation building exercise. And it’s true that you are not merely constructing a structure, but nation… The onus is on you as with great power comes great responsibility. Although you have created beautiful and aesthetic structures now, in the future, you must create far better structures which can also be environment-friendly.”
The D'decor wall of fame was unveiled
The 12th CW Architect & Builder (CWAB) Awards was supported by Gold Partners, Carrier Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Ltd. India and HNG Float Glass, Silver partners Schueco and FunderMax, Bronze Partner, Turner Project Management India, Luxury Audio Visual Partner, Ultavo Theatres & Tunes and Associate Partner, D’Decor Blinds.
Here is the complete list of winners:
10. Somaya & Kalappa Consultants
11. Venkatraman Associates
Commercial: Krohne Marshall New Manufacturing Campus – Christopher Charles Benninger Architects
Noteworthy Projects: Interiors