JK Cement Ltd. announced winners of the 26th edition of Architect of the Year Awards 2017

Sep 25, 2017

After the much-celebrated success of its Silver Jubilee Edition, JK Cement Ltd., one of India’s premier cement company hosted the 26th edition of Architect of the Year Awards in Coimbatore. The prestigious award ceremony was graced by Dr K. Radhakrishnan, Advisor and Former Chairman, Indian Space Research Organisation. The winners who were felicitated at the 26th Architect of the Year Award were selected after much deliberation with industry veterans. AYA is JK Cement’s annual flagship event that aims at recognizing and encouraging outstanding talent in the field of architecture at a global scale. Continuing its successful run, this year JK Cement received 199 entries from India and the neighbouring countries like Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Mauritius, Nepal, Sri Lanka, among others. The most prestigious category, the ‘Great Master’s Award’  which is announced once in every three years was awarded to Ar. Shirish Beri for his outstanding work over the years in the field of Architecture. The Architect of the Year was bagged by Ar. Prasanna Desai for his Slum Rehabilitation Project in Pune. Like every year, AYA honours talent beyond boundaries with the FCAA Focus Countries’ Architect of Year Award. This year, Ar. Jubair Hasan from Dhaka was conferred with the Foreign Countries’ Architect of Year Award for his Loom Shade project. Further commendation awards in various categories were also given.



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