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HELIX BOOKS & AWARDS 2022-23 - updates!

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on May 18, 2022 at 10:14 PM

Architect and award-winning writer Roopa Sabnis Pinge’s latest initiative Helix Books & Awards is running to the goalpost of high success! The enthusiastic participation of young talent from all across the country is just as gratifying as the unconditional support extended by well-known and celebrated architects that she has closely interacted with, over the last 27 years of her career as a writer-editor.

Helix Books & Awards RISE Series 2022-23 will see the who’s who of the Indian design fraternity throwing their hats in to claim the top spots.


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Helix Books and Awardswww.helixawards.com – has arrived with a bang! With early bird entries rolling out on the 1st of February 2022, the flagship initiative of three proposed books (Homes, Offices and Restaurants) under RISE Series 2022-23 has received tremendous response.

Basic participation is currently open; terminating on 31st May! Entries can be submitted till 10th June. From 1st to 23rd June the program will be open for extended participation. And the last date for submitting entries is 10th July.

A participant can register and choose to participate in any one, or two, or all three books. In each book, there are 3 Categories and 6 Projects can be submitted across any of these categories. The registration fee includes a complimentary copy of one book; and every participant will also get featured in the articles section of TFOD – The Future Of Design, the media partners of Helix Books & Awards.

All entries will be graded by a jury comprising Ar. Rohini Mani, architect-author Harshad Bhatia, architect-sculptor Arzan Khambatta and design editor Maria Louis. At level one, the best projects will be featured in the books. And at level two, the top 50 entries – as graded by the jury – will also automatically get nominated for the Awards.

23 Awards will be declared2 each in all 3 Categories of 3 Books; 2 Helix Rising Stars and 2 Helix Super Powers; plus an additional Award - TFOD Supernova - from the media partners of Helix Books & Awards TFOD - The Future Of Design!

Adding to the Award Hamper is the Helix Yearbook; a unique compilation of monographs of the 23 Helix award-winning studios plus 7 Helix Stalwarts – tracing inspiring journeys from Indian architecture and design! The list of 7 Helix Stalwarts of 2022-23 will be announced shortly.

Each of the 23 award-winning studios will get 10-12 pages as their personal monographs in this compilation. This will include a critical analysis of the studio's journey and evolution, giving an overview of landmark projects; and a brief interview with the principal designer.

The 7 Helix Stalwarts will be inspiring architects and designers of India; handpicked for the Helix Yearbook. Monographs (10-12 pages features) of the Stalwarts will also trace their indivdual journeys along with a brief interview; highlighting their commitment to sustainability. 

All books will be compiled and curated by Ar. Roopa Sabnis Pinge; whose experience and expertise in the niche of architectural journalism has been recently acknowledged and honored with the A3 Foundation Journalism Award 2022.

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