Indian projects win 3rd International Holcim Awards

At the 3rd International Holcim Awards competition four Indian civic projects have been awarded for their innovative sustainable building projects. The projects were given the awards by Holcim Foundation during an award ceremony. The Holcim Awards have been known to recognize the innovative real estate projects and future-oriented concepts on regional and global levels.
The award winners are from the several parts of the country such as primary healthcare centre, near Dharmapuri in Andhra Pradesh and an urban renewal and transport circuit project in New Delhi one of those who have been awarded by the foundation for their innovative projects. The Dharmapuri project is designed by Rajesh Renganathan and Iyer Vernperampil of Flying Elephant Studios of Bangalore.
New Delhi based Madhav Raman and Vaibhav Dimri Architects has designed and landscape to transform an underutilised railway ring in the national capital into a multi-use civic and traffic space within the urban fabric. Now National Association of Street Vendors of India has commissioned the projects.
However, Mumbaiker Mishkat Ahmed’s Navi Mumbai based project grabbed the second prize I “Next Generation” category. Ahmed, who holds a Masters degree in Urban Design from University of California, has worked out a wide range of designs and concepts to revitalise the city.
Another Indian project by Venezuelan-British girl Julia King, who has worked on the toilet systems for the Savda Ghevra Resettlement Colony, off Delhi and nearer to Haryana, has also been awarded.

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