Vertica Dvivedi, actress Bhagyashree and Neelam Manjunath, Manasaram Architects, Bangalore (L) | Architect Neera Adarkar, Adarkar Associates, Mumbai (R)
Started in 2016, WADe Asia is Asia's 1st platform for celebrating Women-led Development in Art, Architecture & Design and it sets to be India's largest celebration of architecture and design talent. The 3rd annual mega event of WADe Asia Awards will be held in Delhi from August to 1 September 2018 at Hotel Pullman, Aerocity, New Delhi. And we suggest you save your dates and book your tickets fast as there is free registration for a limited period.
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.
Here is the full 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.
Founder of WADe Asia, Vertica Dvivedi and Actress Bhagyashree Felicitating Didi Contractor at WADe Asia 2017
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 the sustainable project, amongst others.
Please see here all the winners of WADe Asia Awards 2017...