J.K. Cement Ltd. to award Excellence in Architecture with 24th Architect of the Year Award in Bengaluru

January 29 2016,  14.41 PM IST || Pocket News Alert

 J.K. Cement Ltd’s Architect of the Year Award – the much anticipated event of the year for the architect fraternity will be held in the Garden City, Bengaluru on 6th February at The Leela Palace Hotel.

Entering its 24th year, AYA has received a record 153 entries for various categories this year. Attended by the who’s who of the architectural world, the theme for this year’s AYA is Green Architecture and Affordable Housing. The jury for AYA is chaired by Mr. Yadupati Singhania – Chairman and Managing Director, J.K. Cement Ltd. and comprises eminent architects from various regions of India and two members representing the participating neighbouring countries (Mauritius & Sri Lanka).
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Yadupati Singhania said, “Design has gained utmost significance in the new tech era, whether it is product, process or construction. Hence architects and their work are increasingly becoming more relevant than ever before that would create structures for everyone to admire in the days to come. For over 2 decades, J.K. Cement has been motivating architects to strive higher and we look forward to felicitating excellence in Architecture at the 24th AYA in Bengaluru this year.”

Sri Sri Ravishankar, founder of The Art of Living will grace the award ceremony as the Chief Guest. A new award category that has been introduced this year is the ‘Student Architect’ Award while the revolving category for 24th AYA is ‘Hill Architecture’

which is a commendation award. Additionally, awards will also be given in other categories like Green Architecture, Architect of the Year and Young Architect award while Commendation awards will include Private Building, Public Building and Group Housing. In the state architecture segment, the awards comprise state architect, state commendation award and state young architect award while the awards for foreign countries include foreign architect of the year, foreign commendation award and foreign young architect award.

Mr. M.P. Rawal – Advisor, J.K. Cement Ltd and Administrator (AYA) remarked, “AYA has emerged as the most significant platform for recognising outstanding work of the Architectural community and we at J.K. Cement aim to make this award extravaganza bigger and better every year. ”
Instituted in 1990, AYA has lived up to its legacy of awarding excellence every year and continues to help pave the way for a better tomorrow in design.

J.K. Cement Ltd. to award Excellence in Architecture with 24th Architect of the Year Award in Bengaluru