Housing Secretary Presents HUDCO Design Awards 2012

By Accommodation Times News Services

Shri A.K. Misra, Secretary, Ministry of Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation(MoHUPA) gave away the HUDCO Design Awards for the year 2012 at a simple ceremony here today in the presence of Shri V.P. Baligar, CMD, HUDCO and senior officials of the Ministry and HUDCO.

The HUDCO Design Award 2012 received overwhelming response from all over the country. A three-member jury consisting of eminent architect, planners and landscape specialists, judged the entries. The Jury chose 17 winning entries in total, which included 1st and 2nd Prize in four categories and in the category “Cost Effective Rural /Urban Housing including Disaster Resistant Housing” the Jury recommended 4 commendation prizes. Category “Green Buildings” also has two commendation prizes. There is commendation prize one each in rest of the three categories. The HUDCO Design Award 2012 winners are:

Category New & Innovative Design Solutions / Ecocities

First Prize: Design and Planning Counsel Pvt. Ltd. Ahmedabad for the project “Integrated Township at Mangalore, Karnataka”.

Second prize BUILDKRAFFT, Raipur Development Authority, & Department of Housing & Environment, Govt. of Chhattisgarh for the project “Town Development Scheme 4, Kamal Vihar, Chhattisgarh”.

Commendation Prize: Ar. Manish Bhutada, Shunya Consultants Akola for the project “Implementation of Integrated Housing & Slum Dev. Programme at Lonar, Maharashtra.”

Category: Conservation of Heritage

First Prize: Prof. Utpal Sharma, CEPT University Ahmedabad for the project “Restoration and Revitalization of Bhadra Fort and its Precincts, Ahmedabad”.

Second Prize: Aga Khan Trust for Culture New Delhi for the project “Conservation of Hazrat Nizamuddin Baoli, New Delhi”.

Commendation Prize: Ar. Anjan Mitra, The Appropriate Alternative Kolkata for the project “Conservation of Typical Residential Typology”.

Category: Green Buildings

First Prize: Anangpur Building Centre Faridabad for the project “A Bio-climatic Primary School Complex, Vadodara”.

Second Prize: Harmony Architects and Planners Vadodara for the project “Residence at Vadodara”. Commendation Prizes:

Ar. P.B. Sajan & Shaileja Nair Thiruvananthapuram for the project “Residence at Powdikonam, Thiruvananthapuram” &
Landmark Design Group Pune for the project “Administrative Building for PCNTDA, Pune”.

Category: Landscape Planning & Design

First Prize: Mehta & Associates Indore for the project “Conservation of lake Front Development for Piplyapala Lake, Indore”.

Second Prize: Dr. Rajiv Khanna New Delhi for the project “Landscape Conservation at Smriti Van, Bio-Diversity Forest, Jaipur”.

Commendation Prize: Ravi Kumar & Associates Chennai for the project “Tapovan: the silent garden at Pavachur, Chennai”.

Category: Cost effective Rural / Urban Housing including Disaster Resistant Housing. Commendation Prizes :

AXIS Ranchi for the project Rehabilitation & Resettlement Colony, Urej Village, Jharkhand,
COSTFORD Thiruvananthapuram for the project Karimadom Colony, Thiruvananthapuram,
Sunil Kumar Chaudhary Patna for the project Construction of Cost Effective Disaster Resistant Rural Houses in Khirhar, Bihar &
AE Studio New Delhi for the project Amroha Greens, Amroha, UP.

Background of HUDCO Design Awards:

Since its inception, HUDCO, the premier techno-financial institution in the housing and urban development sector has contributed significantly towards improving the habitat conditions especially of the urban poor through various initiatives. HUDCO’s contribution is not just limited to financing but also promoting and facilitating sustainable development through providing consultancy services on a whole gamut of issues.

In keeping with this tradition, HUDCO instituted HUDCO DESIGN AWARD to give recognition and felicitate innovative ideas and initiatives that contribute to make our cites inclusive, livable and environmentally sustainable. The Award has 5 categories and includes HUDCO DESIGN AWARD trophy and prize money of Rs. 4.00 lacs (four lacs) and Rs. 2.00 lacs each for First and Second Prize winners respectively in each category. Commendation Prize contains prize money of Rs. 50,000 each (fifty thousand).

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