Bangalore, October 22, 2012: Space Matrix, the international design firm, founded by Indian architect Shagufta Anurag, today announced that it has won the Cityscape Global Award in the Leisure and Tourism (future) Projects category, for its clubhouse project at Sterling Villa Grande, a premium villa property in Whitefield, Bangalore. The award was presented at the Armani Hotel at the Burj Khalifa in Dubai last week.
City Scape Global Awards celebrate “excellence in real estate development and architecture, the 2012 Cityscape Awards for Emerging Markets invite design visionaries and forward-thinking leaders in the international development arena, to join forces to showcase the pioneering projects that are raising the global industry bar.”
The winners were chosen amongentries from 13 countries across emerging markets, i.e. Middle East, Turkey, Russia, Africa, Asia Pacific (excluding Japan, New Zealand and Australia)and Latin America. The winners were chosen for their high level of excellence across the full development process, including the design, planning, construction, financial viability and management of the project.
Anup Naik, Space Matrix said, “We are delighted to have received this award. Given the advancements in community living in India, design in luxury residential properties is a critical element today and developers are riding on uniqueness and exclusivity to differentiate them from competition. Working on this project has been a rewarding experience and we are glad that it has received international recognition.”
The concept for the 27,000 sq. ft. (built-up area) clubhouse at Sterling Villa Grande, to be completed in 2013, was to create a leisure center at the heart of the villa development integrated with an eco lake and its manicured gardens. The clubhouse is designed for a vibrant, active community in Bangalore and is strategically located as a viewpoint into the community. Some of the facilities include a full-fledged gymnasium, spa, billiards and snooker, table tennis, squash court, indoor badminton, cards room, yoga deck, reading room, bar, cafeteria, cigar lounge, guest rooms, full size swimming pool, pool deck, activity pool and barbeque pavilions.
Chris Seymour, Managing Director of engineering consultancy firm, ARCADIS Gulf, and one of the judges of the awards last night, said: “The entries for this year’s awards took a big step forward with all projects demonstrating an impressive depth of field in terms of geography, creativity and ingenuity.
“The quality of the entries has definitely improved, raising the bar further and bringing the Cityscape Awards for Emerging Markets increasing credibility on an international scale.”
Space Matrix is a well-known name in the design industry, especially in APAC and India. They will add this award to the many accolades they has received for the projects they has undertaken. Space Matrix recently won the Best Office Interiors award in India by globally recognized RICS, the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors for its project at BPTP, a leading developer in India. Its project for Singapore-based Danish wind turbine manufacturer Vestas was awarded the LEED Corporate Interior (CI) Platinum certification, the highest credentials issued by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) to facilities that meet testing sustainability guidelines. With an overall score of 93 points, this is the third most sustainable facility in the world. Other awards include the 11th Annual CoreNet Global H. Bruce Russell Innovator’s Award for T-Zed, a sustainable housing project in Bangalore, India, the Acetech 2010 Real Estate Award for ‘The Most Outstanding Project across Commercial Offices’ for Suzlon One Earth. It also won the Best Office Interiors in India award for Suzlon One Earth at the Asia Pacific Property Awards in 2011.
About Space Matrix:
Founded in 2001, Space Matrix is a cutting-edge design firm in Asia-Pacific with 12 offices and 500 staff. The firm’s integrated service model offers expertise across a variety of disciplines in the industry. The firm partners with clients from around the world to create timeless environments that inspire, engage and at the same time are highly functional. Space Matrix addresses a full project ranges including: civic, commercial, education, healthcare, hospitality, residential, transport and workplace design and building design. Space Matrix’s clientele include Fortune 500 companies like Google, Rolls-Royce, Wells Fargo, Nokia, Fortis, Shell, Unilever and many others. Recent projects by Space Matrix include the new head office of Axis Bank in Mumbai and SocieteGenerale’
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