Construction World Architect & Builder Awards Recognises 43 Winners From Architects And Builders Fraternity

No pandemic or lockdown came in the way of bringing the architects and builders fraternity together!  The 15thCONSTRUCTION WORLD Architect & Builder Awards (CWAB) – ONLINE Awards, held last week, recognised and awarded over 40 leading architects and builders in India.

In the words of renowned architect and Padma Bhushan awardee Mr Hafeez Contractor, “The whole world has virtually stopped, but FIRST Construction Council’s CWAB awards and functions are still going on. I really congratulate you and thank you for the positive work you are doing for our building industry.”

Fifteen years ago, the CWAB Awards were initiated to recognise and award excellence in process and execution. And ever since, they are known to be the Oscars of the design and building industry! Year-on-year, the CWAB Awards have followed a painstaking process of recognising excellence. And this year once again celebrates design excellence with a unique theme – FuSion (Futuristic Vision): To plan, design and build structures that are ‘future-ready’.

The CWAB Awards2020 was graced by Chief Guest Shri Bhagat Singh Koshyari, Governor of Maharashtra and Governor of Goa, and Guest of Honour Shri Ved Parkash Dudeja, Vice Chairman, Rail Land Development Authority (RLDA). The event was powered by BKT (Balkrishna Industries); Gold Partner KONE Elevators; Silver Partner Katerra; and Design Dialogue PartnerOrientbell Tiles.

Mr Pratap Padode, Founder & President, FIRST Construction Council, an infrastructure think-tank, established 17 years ago, gave the perfect start to the event. In his welcome address speaking about the distinguishing feature of the winners, he said, “A Brand which commands trust, quality, design, and value is the brand to aspire to be.” On the need for digital technologies in buildings, he stressed that “Indian private companies are spearheading the BIM adoption revolution but it is mostly being used for overseas clients.BIM technology recent examples include Bengaluru Airport and the Delhi Metro Rail but the industry as a whole is lagging in this regard. Mandatory usage of BIM technology for large projects may be the way forward since only Over half of India’s construction companies including those involved in rail, road and housing projects, currently, only spend 1-3% of their annual turnover on technologies.”

The virtual event also witnessed the unveiling of the 15th CWAB SPECIAL ISSUE that features all the winners, jury, noteworthy projects, and images for the past 15 years – over 50 winners across all categories, over 100 jury members, over 36 noteworthy projects, over 28 regional award winners for the past 15 years!

In his keynote address, said Chief Guest Shri Bhagat Singh Koshyari, Governor of Maharashtra, and Governor of Goa, “During these times of COVID-19, I congratulate CONSTRUCTION WORLD for conducting this virtual event. CONSTRUCTION WORLD, under the leadership of Mr Pratap Padode, among all others, is important in the construction group. This event is quite useful, and I hope that post this event, the construction group, all architects and those concerned will hopefully give a new initiative to the Indian construction industry. I am also happy that CONSTRUCTION WORLD awards firms and projects in each region of India. Today, construction and all other such activities have become very important, and I hope that under the leadership of Mr Padode, the persons involved in construction and other such related activities will be encouraged and get new inspiration from such events. I wish you success in your magazines as well.”

Winners of the CW ARCHITECT AND BUILDER AWARDS (CWAB) 2020

CATEGORY 1:India’s Top Architects and Builders

India’s Top Architects (alphabetically)

  • ARCHITECT HAFEEZ CONTRACTOR
  • DSP DESIGN ASSOCIATES
  • EDIFICE CONSULTANTS
  • GAYATHRI AND NAMITH ARCHITECTS
  • IMK ARCHITECTS
  • INI DESIGN STUDIO
  • MORPHOGENESIS
  • PG PATKI ARCHITECTS
  • PREM NATH AND ASSOCIATES
  • SANJAY PURI ARCHITECTS

India’s Top Builders (alphabetically)

  • AMBUJA NEOTIA
  • BRIGADE GROUP
  • EMBASSY GROUP
  • GODREJ PROPERTIES
  • HIRANANDANI GROUP
  • MAHINDRA LIFESPACE DEVELOPERS
  • PRESTIGE ESTATES PROJECTS
  • SALARPURIA SATTVA
  • SOBHA

CATEGORY 2:Regionals

CWAB Regional-North

Top Architect
ANA DESIGN STUDIO

Top Interior Designer
RUCHI AND SHASHANK DESIGN STUDIO

Top Builder
OMAXE

CWAB Regional-South

Top Architect (Tie)

  • MASONS INK
  • CREST ARCHITECTS

Top Interior Designer
URBAN ZEN

Top Builder
PURAVANKARA

CWAB Regional-East

Top Architect
PACE CONSULTANTS

Top Builder
PS GROUP

CWAB Regional-West

Top Architect
MORPHLAB

Top Interior Designer
INFINITTI DESIGN STUDIO

CATEGORY 3: Noteworthy Projects

Residential-Building/Apartment
EMBASSY GROVE

Residential-Independent Home
PIXEL HOUSE

Commercial
THE CO-OURTYARD

Institutional(Tie)

  • THE LALIT SURI HOSPITALITY SCHOOL
  • RANE VIDYALAYA

Hospitality
THINK OF IT! BOTH. CAFE AND RESTRO.

Retail
TIMES SQUARE MALL

Interiors-Residential
AXIS HOUSE

Interiors-Commercial
VISAGE BEAUTY AND HEALTH CARE

Interiors-Institutional
AMERICAN EMBASSY SCHOOL

Interiors-Hospitality
FONTEIRA VADDO A

Interiors-Retail(Tie)

  • DLH – HEADMASTERS SALON
  • VURVE ECR
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