Bangalore, 13 March, 2023: Godrej Locks & Architectural Fittings and Systems (GLAFS), a business unit of Godrej & Boyce, the flagship company of the Godrej Group, had launched the inaugural edition of GEEVEES in 2021-2022. This year, the second edition was celebrated with a successful awards showcase over the weekend. The awards were conceptualised to recognise the best in conscious design and celebrate projects that positively impact our future. The grand finale of the second edition of The GEEVEES Awards, was celebrated in style in Goa on 11th March 2023.
The spectacular ceremony commemorated the 39 winners across 13 categories on the theme of ‘Conscious Design’. The creativity and hard work of the awardees were recognised and celebrated with great enthusiasm, as each category showcased the very best in innovation, sustainability, design and functionality. A distinguished panel of sixteen esteemed jury members with extensive international experience have carefully assessed the entries and chosen the victors across each of the categories. These esteemed jurors have been influential in revolutionizing the industry, from the most intricate hospitals to the grandest resorts, from corporate offices to residential buildings, and from educational institutes to hotels.
The esteemed jury members include, Palinda Kannangara from an award winning Sri Lankan Architectural firm; Vivek Gupta from Arvind Vivek & Associates has a global footprint extending to Dubai, Bulgaria, Kuwait, Germany, and Singapore; Sarika Shetty from SJK Architects and Shantanu Poredi from MO-OF/Mobile offices are known for climate conscious designs, Kanan Modi has been recognised as one of most influential Architects by AD; Paul Moses from RSP Design Consultants and Shaon Sikta Sengupta from Edifice Consultants have transformed multiple projects with sustainable solutions; Rohit Raj Puniani from Space Matrix have undertaken mega projects making future-ready workplaces; Kiran Kapadia from Kapadia Associates has worked with renowned developers designing mixed use developments; Nilabh Nagar, an Urbanist at Architect Hafeez Contractor has crafted unique and bold design solutions across clientele; Gian P. Mathur from Gian P. Mathur & Associates and Salil Ranadive from Salil Ranadive Architects SR+A has been revitalising urban India since via comprehensive solutions; Anand Sharma from Design Forum International has been specialized in developing individual family homes; Chandrashekhar Kanetkar’s portfolio includes versatile and off- beat projects, along with a number of international ones; and Anupam Mittal from Arinem Consultancy Services has consulted over 500 projects globally.
Mr. Shyam Motwani, Business Head at Godrej Locks & Architectural Fittings and Systems, said, “It truly was a season of celebrating innovative thinking and sustainability. As a thought leader, we, at Godrej Locks & Architectural Fittings and Systems have always valued brilliant ideas and minds. Each category is carefully chosen and every jury member have been our partners to identify the talent across India when it comes to mindful and conscious design. The Architecture and Design community have been an integral part of our business and this platform allows us an opportunity to acknowledge their support over the years. With GVCC as a key platform, we were able to generate about 50% of business in the Hospitality sector. With GEEVEES, we further aim to inspire the architectural and design communities, as well as collaborate with like-minded experts, to create designs that have a beneficial impact on our society.”
The GEEVEES Awards, curated by the Festival of Architecture and Interior Design (FOAID) has been conceived as an extension of the Godrej Value Co-Creators Club.