WADE ASIA 2018
AUG 31 - SEP 01, Pullman, New Delhi

The annual celebration of WADe Asia 2017 received thunderous applause from entire design fraternity. It was the coming together of Architecture, Art & Design community to celebrate Women-led development!

Attended by more than 700 Architects & Designers & Artists over 2 days and 1 evening, WADe Asia concluded its second edition on the 28th & 29th October 2017 at the Leela Ambience, Gurgaon, India. WADe is about documenting the progression of Women in Design. It is also about a common ground for women in creative pursuits to meet, network, learn and share. With the coming together of 6 countries, India, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Nepal, Bangladesh and Thailand, WADe Asia 2017 was magnanimous.

With a host of Panel Discussions, Keynotes, Master Class, Book launches, Students Workshop in association with IIA, WADe Asia had apt dose of entertainment as well. Keynote addresses were by Ar. Christopher Beninnger, Ar. Nela De Zoysa from Sri Lanka, and Padma Bhushan awardee artist Rajeev Sethi. Also present were Bollywood Actress Bhagyashree and Singer Hema Sardesai.

Apart from this, the grand 2-day event recognized & awarded the work & contribution by felicitating them with WADe India and WADe Asia Awards.

With the coming together of 6 countries, India, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Nepal, Bangladesh and Thailand, WADe Asia 2017 was celebrated by more than 700 designers, between age group of 18-88 years, on the 28-29th October 2017 at Hotel Leela Ambience, Gurgaon.

WADe INDIA AWARDS 2017

WADe Asia Lifetime Achievement Award: Didi Contractor, Dharamshala

SPECIAL WADe AWARDS 2017

WADe Asia Lifetime Achievement Award: Didi Contractor, Dharamshala
WADe India Sustainability Champion: Neelam Manjunath, Manasaram Architects, Bangalore
WADe India Special Contribution Award for Academics & Social Cause: Neera Adarkar, Adarkar Associates, Mumbai
WADe India Special Contribution Award in Social Cause: Pratima Joshi, Shelter Associates, Pune

WADe INDIA EXCELLENCE AWARD

COMMERCIAL
Winner: Divya Ethirajan, Founding Partner, Betweenspaces, Bangalore
Runner-up: Britta Knobel Gupta, Co-Founder, Studio Symbiosis Architects, Noida

HOSPITALITY
Winner: Divya Ethirajan, Founding Partner, Betweenspaces, Bangalore
First Runner-up: Siji Rehana, DAC,Partner & Principal Architect, Bangalore
Second Runner-up: Shilpa Jain Balvally, Principal Architect, Studio Osmosis, Mumbai

PUBLIC BUILDING
Winner: Amritha Ballal, Architect-Urban Planner & Founding Partner, SpaceMatters, Delhi

RESIDENTIAL (>3000 SQ. FT)
Winner: Sonal Sancheti, Partner, _Opolis, Mumbai
First Runner-up: Kinny Soni, Head Architect, Dilip Soni Architects & KSUP Studio, Ahmedabad
Second Runner-up: Shilpa Gore-Shah, Founding Partner, S+PS Architects, Mumbai

RESIDENTIAL (UPTO 3000 SQ. FT)
Runner-up: Anjali Lovekar, Principal Architect, Lovekar Design Associates, Pune

RETAIL
Winner: Maitri Buch, Principal Architect, Sfurna Designs, Bharuch, Gujarat
Runner-up: Leena Kumar, Principal Architect, Kumar Consultants, Bangalore

YOUNG WADe INDIA AWARD

Young WADe India Architect of the year 2017: Aditi Pai, The Purple Ink Studio, Bangalore
Young WADe India Interior Designer of the year 2017: Amruta Daulatabadkar, Amruta Daulatabadkar Architects, Aurangabad
Young WADe India N’Architect of the year 2017: Chiranjivi Lunkad, Studio Infinity, Pune
Young WADe India Delta Most Innovative Interior Designer 2017: Kanika Suri, Chromed Design Studio, New Delhi

WADe INDIA ARTIST AWARD

Winner: Vandana Kothari, Artist & Art Professor,School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi
First Runner-up: Jasmine Kaur, SCET, Surat Second Runner-up: Pallavi Singh, Delhi

WADe INDIA STUDENT PROJECT AWARD

Rutusha Nagaraj Kapini, The Oxford School of Architecture, Bangalore
Yashashree Ramachandra Purohit, D.Y. Patil College of Engineering & Technology, Kolhapur

“The optimism and celebration in WADe Asia was worth watching. Session subjects were great, keynotes well-chosen and the gathering was one-of-a-kind. I was amazed to see men participating enthusiastically, celebrating the recognition of women in design. Thumbs up WADe!”
Nikita Mathur, delegate, WADe Asia

Friends…

I welcome you to be a part of WADe Asia 2018 to be held from August 30th to 1st September 2018, Hotel Pullman, Aerocity, New Delhi. Last year, we expanded WADe India to WADe Asia. The space allocated was doubled, number of event hours increased from 8 to 20 while delegate count rose from 300+ to 700+.

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