Konstrukt– the platform for talents of civil engineers and architects by SRMB Steel, has announced the winners of its 2nd session Konstrukt 2.0 on 10 March 2017 on its Grand Finale, held at The Lalit Great Eastern, Kolkata.
The format of Konstrukt 2.0 was the brainchild of jury members and Coordinating Committee of Konstrukt 2.0, comprising stalwarts from construction industry and faculty of IIT and IIA amongst others. “The designs we received from all over West Bengal this year can easily be termed as innovative,” said a senior jury member on the occasion.
Konstrukt 2.0 not only recognises talents in the industry but also shares knowledge involving stalwarts from the field of Civil Engineering and Architecture through a technical session named ‘Conclave’. This year the theme of conclave was ‘Global Aspiration and Local Application’.
This initiative by SRMB Steel garnered appreciation from professionals and students of civil engineering and architecture showcasing their best projects, vying for this iconic award. “Konstrukt 2.0 is delighted to have their guidance and support,” said Mr. Ashish Beriwala, Director, SRMB Steel.
The winners were selected after months of deliberation and the grand event was graced by personalities such as Mr. Debasish Sen, Hon’ble Additional Chief Secretary, Govt. of West Bengal & Chairman cum Managing Director, West Bengal Housing Infrastructure Development Company Ltd.; Prof. Samir Mathur, international member, American Society of Landscape Architecture and Delhi Urban Art Commission (DUAC); Ar. Aaron and Sohwary Faia, Principal – Plan Anye, USA and architect.
Prof Mathur presented his thoughts on ‘Landscape Design in Architecture’ on the occasion while Faia said, “I learned more as an architect from India. All of you are welcome to The United States of America”. Appreciating the initiative by SRMB Steel, Mr. Sen said, “Great Art should not be kept in custody and such pieces of work should be displayed publicly like the ones at Madame Tussaud’s museum. I’d love to get associated with such initiatives as a Government Body.”
Mr. Kapil Dev, former captain of Indian Cricket Team and Brand Ambassador of SRMB Steel, handed over the awards to the 1st prize winners along with other dignitaries and motivated them with his speech. “Delighted to be back in Kolkata. Thanks SRMB for taking this initiative to recognise the talents and motivating them to grow,” Dev said.
To conclude the ceremony, Mr. Ashish Beriwala gave the vote of thanks to every participant and stalwarts for their association with SRMB Steel.