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TFOD at the GROHE NDTV Design and Architecture Awards 2014

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on February 26, 2015 at 12:39 PM

NDTV hosted its second edition of the Design & Architecture Awards 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 held at the Taj Lands End in Mumbai on 13th February, 2015 was hosted by Manisha Natarajan, Senior Vice President Corporate Affairs and Senior Editor Real Estate, NDTV; Rajiv Makhani, Managing Editor Technology, NDTV; and Beverly White. While the winners were outstanding, all categories saw some amazing projects nominated. Ar. Christopher Charles Benninger of CCBA, Pune was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award. TFOD-The Future Of Design – www.tfod.in congratulates the NDTV-Grohe partnership for yet another successful event!

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Media-Industry partnerships are always productive and if seriously orchestrated, they can greatly benefit the fraternity they are connected with. Awards in the field of design and architecture are rampant now; but the ones to be taken seriously are those that raise the bar, several notches higher! The second edition of the Grohe - NDTV Design & Architecture Awards saw the winning entries setting new standards. With a successful first round last year, they have carried the baton forward to add more credibility. This year they chose to have a two tier jury; divided into a shortlist jury and a final selection jury. The process thus became more rigorous and disciplined. The awards night was a gala affair, with a good turnout of leading architects and designers!

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.

The highly coveted awards focused on innovation, sustainability and a strong contextual response of the design to its surroundings. 

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).


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