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Design Excellence Awards by Institute of Architects Pakistan

Pakistan Architecture News - Oct 25, 2019 - 10:15   13019 views

Design Excellence Awards by Institute of Architects Pakistan

The Institute of Architects Pakistan organized "Awards for Excellence in Architectural Design-2019." It was a design competition for architects who were members of the Institute of Architects Pakistan. The main objective was to inspirit and acknowledge the commendable architectural projects by the participant architects in order to promote  some of the best practices of the profession. 

According to the Institute of Architects Pakistan, the purpose of these biennial Awards is to inspire architecture in harmony with the unique cultural values and national aspirations that will help in enhancing the role of architecture and architects in the Pakistan. There were certain design categories for the competition.

The Competition

The jury for the first stage met on 17th May 2019 in Islamabad. A total of 47 entries were received initially, out of which 21 were shortlisted for the Second Stage. The Jury for the second stage met on 29th June 2019 at Islamabad, Pakistan.

Design Excellence Awards by Institute of Architects Pakistan

The Jury

Ar. Arif Changezi (President IAP).
Ar. Naheed Mashooqullah (Karachi).
Ar. Arif  Masoud   (Islamabad).
Syed Jamal Shah (DG PNCA).
Ar. Isbah Hassan (Lahore).
Ar. Salman Mansoor ( Convener ).

The 21 entries received for 2nd stage evaluation were reviewed by the jury individually and collectively, and after detailed deliberations the following entries were chosen.

The Winners

Category A: Residential Projects

A1: Single Family Units

Design Excellence Awards by Institute of Architects Pakistan

Winner for Imran Qureshi Residence, Lahore by Ar Raza Ali Dada

Design Excellence Awards by Institute of Architects Pakistan

Honorable Mention

For Asim Raza Residence, Karachi

By Najeeb Omar

A2: Multiple Family Units

Design Excellence Awards by Institute of Architects Pakistan

Honorable Mention

For Uzma Residence, Karachi

By Ar Arshad Faruqui

Category B: Amenity Buildings

B-1: Buildings upto 25000 sqft covered Area

Design Excellence Awards by Institute of Architects Pakistan

Winner for Ambience Studio, Karachi 

By Ar Moyena Ahmed Niazi

Design Excellence Awards by Institute of Architects Pakistan

Honorable  Mention for IBA Prayer Hall, Karachi

By Najmi Bilgrami Collaborative, Karachi

Ahsan Najmi & others

B-2:  Buildings with Covered Area above 25000 sqft

Design Excellence Awards by Institute of Architects Pakistan

Winner for Generations School, South Campus Karachi

 By Ar Tariq Alexander Qaiser

Design Excellence Awards by Institute of Architects Pakistan

Honorable Mention

National Food Ltd, Corporate Offices, Karachi

By Najmi Bilgrami Collaborative, Karachi

Ahsan Najmi Others

Category C: Industrial Buildings

Design Excellence Awards by Institute of Architects Pakistan

Honorable Mention

A Catalyst for Change- Product Development &Marketing Building Interloop Industries, Faisalabad.

By Ar Amina Qayyum Mirza

Design Excellence Awards by Institute of Architects Pakistan

Category-E2: Interior Space with Covered Area above 5000 sqft

Winner for Serena Hotel Islamabad.

By Nayyar Ali Dada Associates, Lahore

Awards Ceremony: 

The IAP Awards ceremony in Islamabad was enlightened by the presence of many starchitects of Pakistan. Some had won the competition while others got the honorable mentions and some just came to appreciate the best of designs. The chosen designs were also presented at the ceremony and the innovation and sustainability in the designs was evident. The designs were well thought creations from the selection of materials to the sustainability of the project. Good skills in architecture design were appreciated and architecture was promoted beautifully. 

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