Renowned Architect Karan Grover, was conferred the Lifetime Achievement Award at the inaugural Singapore Estrade Real Estate Awards 2015 held at the Grand Copthrone, Waterfront, Singapore on October 23, 2015 evening. Conceptualised and hosted by Estrade Media Pte. Ltd. Singapore, the awards also recognised the contribution of many developers, architects and interior designers from India.
Accepting the award, Architect Karan Grover said, “I have dedicated my 40 years of practice to looking after a 2000 year old buried city of Champaner which I was able to make a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It has been the association with this extraordinary city that has sown the seeds of sustainability in my work and led to my promise to President Clinton to spread the awareness of Green & Sustainable Buildings to over 20,000 architects and students annually. I have been quietly pursuing and leading the green movement in my country and feel special when institutions like ESTRADE acknowledge the passion and perseverance with which I pursue my mission. It is therefore with great humility that I accept the ESTRADE LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD. This will be one of my most precious awards and will remind and reinforce me to continue with the same vigor and tenacity. My heartfelt thanks with gratitude”.
Estrade Advisory Board, Mr. Jai Shankar Krishnan, Group President & CEO, Danaher said, “We are extremely happy with the interest that the Estrade Awards generated among the Indian Real Estate community in its very first year. Technology and innovation will play a critical role as India goes about managing its rapidly urbanising population. ESTRADEs’ efforts will be to build on this platform and take it to the next level.”
Mr. Ashok Kumar, Founding Principal & Managing Director, CRESA India, said “It is a pleasure to be involved as one of the Advisory Board member and walk through the whole process; We are overwhelmed with the response of Indian Real Estate players in the inaugural edition. Real Estate markets have been volatile in recent years, and Estrade has taken an initiative to recognize and honour developers and other industry professionals who have carved the niche out of themselves and we are glad to be associated with them”.
Ms. Zhang Jia Lin, Director, Inflo Health Sciences Pte Ltd said, “If developers can truly distinguish themselves through innovative and truly quality developments, from design and architecture to construction, execution and operation, and by winning an independent award it helps consumers identify those properties, it can only be a good thing for developers and design firms.”
The Estrade Awards for Real Estate 2015 attracted participation from a large cross-section of Real Estate players spanning across sections of Developers, Architects, and Interior Designers from across India. Based on a multi-level evaluation by the Estrade team of analysts a total of 17 awards were presented at the Gala Awards night in Singapore. The Council Member of Singapore Manufacturing Federation, Ms. Zhang Jia Lin was among the key guests present on the occasion.
Among the Developer Community the award winners in project base category were – Purva Grandbay by Purvankara, Bangalore for Best Project in Non- Metro; Luxury Villa Project of the Year to Axis Tatvam by Axis Concept, Bangalore; Project Of the Year to Omkar 1973 by Omkar Realtors, Mumbai; VBHC Vaibhava by VBHC, Bangalore in the category Affordable Housing Of The Year and, Residential Property Of The Year to Godrej 101 by Godrej Properties, Mumbai.
The winners in Developer base category includes – Mr. Abhishek Mehta, Director from Urban Tree Infrastructures, Chennai for Developer of The Year-Residential; Best Innovative/Marque Developer of the Year to Mr. Dhirender Gaba, Founder & MD – Fairwealth Housing, New Delhi; Developer Of the Year to Mr. I P Inamdar, CEO Partner – Ahura Builders, Pune; and the Young Achiever's Award to Mr. Ketan Chandra, Managing Partner – Swaraj Homes Builders & Developers, Navi Mumbai.
The Architecture & Interior Designing category winners include – Architect for Innovative Design conferred to Ratan J. Batliboi Consultants for CIDCO Exhibition & Convention Centre – Vashi & Office Interior for CEAT office, Mumbai. Project of the Year – Interior to Pegasystems Inc. by DSP Design Associates Pvt. Ltd., Mumbai; Architect for Sustainable Design to ELDECO ANANDA by CP Kukreja Architects, New Delhi; Architect of the Year-Residential to The Latitude by VK:a Architecture, Pune; Leisure Architecture to Hotel Kathmandu by Studio Symbiosis, New Delhi; and Commercial High Rise Architecture to Prism Tower by A+I Design, Mumbai.
Yugbodh Singh, CEO, Estrade Media Singapore said, “The Indian real estate sector continues to be a lucrative story. Especially after the steps taken by Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi ji’s Government, the green shoots in the economy can be seen. Our recent surveys of major stake holders, shows the beginning of a bullish sentiment, this especially after the recent major rate cut, all expect that the retail buyer will come in, albeit slow. The annual ESTRADE awards aim to bring into spotlight the high calibre work of professionals of the Indian Real Estate industry. By creating this platform in Singapore, we aim to expose Indian talent to practices in a developed market like Singapore. With a focus on creating strong networking and business opportunities among all stake holders looking to be a part of Indian Real Estate Sector. This, we hope, will help in bringing new thinking into an industry that is at the core of providing a fundamental need for shelter in the world’s second most populous country.”
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Photo Caption: Winners at Estrade Real Estate Awards Gala Nite on 23 October, 2015 at Grand Copthorne, Singapore