Aim was to activate the city for Kochi Design Week, says Lalita Tharani

Kochi Design Week - Surfaces Reporter

In this video Surfaces Reporter magazine India spoke with Ar Lalita Tharani, Co-Founder, Collaborative Architecture, Mumbai.


Lalita and Mujib have been associated with the recently concluded Kochi Design Week from 12-14 December 2019 at the Bolgatty Place, Kochi. She speaks about the association as well as the current initiatives being taken by the Government of Kerala to formulate the Design Policy of the state. Here, she is also talking about design audit of schools, and more. Check out the 4 minutes of the video and keep checking:


COLLABORATIVE ARCHITECTURE is an international Design practice, based in Mumbai. Headed by LALITA THARANI and MUJIB AHMED; the studio is credited with designing some of the most innovative projects in India.

Every project is an exploration going beyond the functional brief, creating a symbiosis of people, places, culture, climate, economy and collaborative efforts of related disciplines.

The firm has won 53 awards since its inception in 2002, 19 out of them are highly coveted international recognitions. The studio’s work has been featured in The State of Architecture Exhibition and conference 2016 as one of the most significant works of the post-independence era in India.

They were also one of the 7 finalists in the International competition for the Indian National War Museum in 2016. Collaborative Architecture, along with their International collaborator, world-renowned architect Jürgen Mayer of J.MAYER.H. Berlin; recently got selected as one of the 5 global practices to design an ICONIC Tower in Bonifacio, Manila, Philippines. In collaboration with Henning Larsen, Honk gong, the firm was one of the 10 global practices to be shortlisted for Musi River Revitalization competition, Hyderabad. Lalita has also been conferred with WADE INDIA Award in 2016.

You may also like to check out this 3 Minutes of Video  walkthrough of the Kochi Design Week 2019

Check more about KOCHI DESIGN WEEK Though the eyes of Surfaces Reporter 

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Amit Kumar Rana 30 Dec 2019
nice article

Deepak Tyagi 31 Dec 2019
Good Initiative by the Government of Kerala to formulate the design policy.

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