Started in 2016, WADe Asia is Asia's 1st platform for celebrating Women-led Development in Art, Architecture & Design! To bring forward awareness of works by female architects, artists and designers who are making a huge difference, and yet remain largely unsung and undocumented is one of the foremost objectives of WADe Asia. It is also about a common ground for women in creative pursuits to exchange ideas, recognize contribution, and discuss issues.
WADe Asia Awards is set to be India's largest celebration of architecture and design talent. And WADe 2018 is the 3rd annual mega event of WADe Asia Awards. Last year saw huge participation from all over India and representations from Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, and Thailand. Let’s take a look at the last year’s winners of WADe ASIA Awards. Please do share this with your friends, family and social circle and help us in getting connected with potential and talented women in architecture, interior design and art.
Winners of WADE ASIA Awards 2017
Here is the list of winners of WADe Asia Awards 2017:
Special WADe Awards:
WADe Asia Lifetime Achievement Award
Didi Contractor, Dharmshala: Didi Contractor is a self-taught architect working quietly in the foothills of the majestic Himalayas. Didi mostly builds with Adobe (sun-dried bricks) and also incorporates other naturally locally available materials and techniques in her architecture, making them unique and special.
WADe India Sustainability Champion
Neelam Manjunath, Manasaram Architects, Bangalore: Neelam Manjunath is an architect, planner, scientist, activist & theoretician. She established her firm in 1991 at Bangalore and had been advocating usage of sustainable materials and technologies since then. She has also won several national and international awards including IIA Dharamastha Manjunatheshwara Award, World Architecture community award, Aga Khan Award for architecture nominee, Arcasia gold medal for sustainable project, amongst others.
WADe India Special Contribution Award For Academics & Social Cause
Neera Adarkar, Adarkar Associates, Mumbai: Neera Adarkar graduated from Sir J J College of Architecture, Mumbai and finished her post graduation from IIT Bombay. She has received Honorary Doctorate from University of Leuven, Belgium in 2014. She runs a joint practice under Adarkar Associates in architecture, heritage and research in Mumbai. She has also authored two award-winning books One Hundred Years One Hundred Voices and Oral History of Millworkers of Girangaon.
WADe India Special Contribution Award in Social Cause
Pratima Joshi, Shelter Associates, Pune: Pratima, a Masters of Architecture from Bartlett School of Architecture and Planning, University College (London) has worked in the area of sustainable low-cost housing and sanitation for the urban poor for nearly 25 years. Amongst her many accolades, include the Google Earth Hero Award (2009), only Indian to receive this award, Amazing Indian by Times Now (2011), Ashoka Fellowship for outstanding work as a social entrepreneur (2007), Aga Khan Scholarship in 1986, only Indian architect invited to speak at 24th World Congress of Architects in Tokyo (2011), and more.
Winners of other WADe Asia Award Categories:
Winner: Divya Ethirajan, Founding Partner, Between spaces, Bangalore
Runner-up: Britta Knobel Gupta, Co-Founder, Studio Symbiosis Architects, Noida
Winner: Divya Ethirajan, Founding Partner, Betweenspaces, Bangalore
First Runner-up: Siji Rehana, DAC, Partner & Principal Architect, Bangalore
Second Runner-up: Shilpa Jain Balvally, Principal Architect, Studio Osmosis, Mumbai
Winner: Amritha Ballal, Founding Partner, SpaceMatters, Delhi
RESIDENTIAL (>3000 SQ. FT)
Winner: Sonal Sancheti,
Partner, _Opolis, Mumbai
First Runner-up: Kinny Soni,
Dilip Soni Architects & KSUP Studio, Ahmedabad
Second Runner-up: Shilpa Gore-Shah, Founding Partner, S+PS Architects, Mumbai
RESIDENTIAL (UPTO 3000 SQ. FT)
Runner-up: Anjali Lovekar, Principal Architect, Lovekar Design Associates, Pune
Winner: Maitri Buch, Principal Architect, Sfurna Designs, Bharuch, Gujarat
Runner-up: Leena Kumar, Principal Architect, Kumar Consultants, Bangalore
Young WADeIndia Award
Young WADe India Architect 2017: Aditi Pai, The Purple Ink Studio, Bangalore
Young WADe India Interior Designer 2017: Amruta Daulatabadkar, Amruta Daulatabadkar architects, Aurangabad
Young WADe IndiaN’Architect 2017: Chiranjivi Lunkad, Studio Infinity, Pune
Young WADe India Delta Most Innovative Interior Designer 2017: Kanika Suri, Chromed Design Studio, New Delhi
Last few days left!!! Apply for WADe Asia Awards 2018
Wade Asia awards will categorize the best architecture and design in Asia. To apply for WADE India/Asia Awards 2018, please click here: The APPLY button is there with the respective Category names.
Last Date of Submission is 21 June 2018 and entries will not be accepted after that date.
This year, we have added a new category “Photography” and for amateur and professional women photographers to apply, and “Best use of Colour” in Architecture/ Interior Design. Rest of the categories are same.
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