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JK Cement all set to host the 27th edition of Architect of the Year Awards


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The much-awaited award for all leading architects to be held in Ahmedabad this year, honoring outstanding talent in the Architect Community

New Delhi, 20 July, 2018: JK Cement, India’s premier cement company will give away the 27th Architect of the Year Awards (AYA) -2018 on July 28, in Ahmedabad. The prestigious award is JK Cement’s annual flagship event and is aimed at rewarding and encouraging outstanding talent in the field of architecture across the globe.

The revolving category this year is Religious Architecture, which is aimed at acknowledging the sacred designs constructed over the years.

The Architect of the Year, the Architect Student of the year, the Young Architect Award, Foreign Countries Architect Award and Green Architecture award are some of the prestigious categories at AYA. The jury for the award includes renowned names from the Indian architect fraternity (refer list).

Mr. B.V. Doshi, the most iconic Indian architect and Pritzker architecture prize laureate winner will grace the award ceremony as the Chief Guest.

The ceremony will be followed by a panel discussion between Ar. B.V. Doshi and other senior architects, who will share their perspectives on ‘Future of Architecture - Architectural Ethics and Prospects’.

Speaking on the success of the AYA, Mr. Yadupati Singhania, Chairman & Managing Director, JK Cement Ltd. said, “It has been a tremendous journey so far, and we are proud to say that AYA has created a legacy of encouraging architectural excellence. AYA, that was initiated over 25 years ago, has attained phenomenal success and earned great respect amongst the architect fraternity. I extend my heartiest congratulations to all the nominees and wish them all the best.”

The prestigious AYA Awards is attended by the most celebrated names in the world of architecture, and is one of the most anticipated events of the year for leading architects. This year, the jury received over 212 entries from India as well as its neighboring nations, including Bangladesh, Bhutan, Kenya, Maldives, Mauritius and several others.

Mr. M.P. Rawal - Administrator (AYA) & Advisor, JK Cement Ltd. said, "We are truly overwhelmed to see the sheer number of entries and the quality of nominations. We have participants from all age groups, both the established and the young aspirants from various parts of the country as well as neighboring nations. We feel proud for having created a platform for recognizing the outstanding work done by the architect community.”

About Architect of the Year Award (AYA)
The Architect of the Year Award (AYA) is an over 25-years-old prestigious award instituted by JK Cement in 1990 to encourage outstanding talent in the profession of architecture. Held every year, the scope of AYA was subsequently extended to neighboring countries in the year 1996 to recognize the efforts by architects across the Globe. Association with awarding architects for over two decades has made AYA amongst the most prestigious and credible recognition in the field of architecture today.

About JK Cement Ltd
Born to the 129-year-old multi-disciplinary industrial conglomerate JK Organisation, JK Cement is one of the top ten producers of Cement in the Country. The Company has over four decades of experience in the cement manufacturing industry, having Grey Cement plants in Nimbahera, Mangrol and Gotan, Rajasthan and in Muddapur, Karnataka with a combined capacity of 7.5 MTPA. The Company is one of the only 2 producers of White Cement in India with a capacity of 0.6 MTPA, making JK White Cement the second largest manufacturer in the country. Other value added products include brands like JK Wall Putty, JK PrimaxX and JK Super Grip. The Company, which has been in existence in the market for over 30 years, exports White Cement to a number of countries across the globe.

As a part of its new initiatives, the Company has had Brown field expansions of 3 MTPA. An integrated plant at Mangrol, Rajasthan having a capacity of 1.5 MTPA and another at Jhajjar, Haryana with a split grinding unit producing 1.5 MTPA.

Having established a strong presence in India, the Company made its first international foray with the setting up of a green-field dual process white cement-cum-grey cement plant in the free trade zone at Fujairah, U.A.E to cater to the GCC and African markets.

Some of the country’s abiding strengths are superior products and a strong Brand name, an extensive marketing and distribution network and their technical know-how.




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