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The IAP Award 2019 was organized by the Institute of Architects, Pakistan to encourage and acknowledge exemplary architectural work done by Architects in Pakistan. This nation-wide Excellence Award 2019 was open to all IAP Members in good standing. The main objective of these biennial Awards was to inspire architecture in harmony with the unique cultural values and national aspirations. This encouraged awareness and enhance the role of the profession of architecture and architects in the socio-economic and cultural life of our country. The ambitious task was handed over to Executive Committee of the Rawalpindi/ Islamabad Chapter hosting the awards in Islamabad for the first ever time. IAP National Council voted in the favor of Ar. Salman Mansoor, being the Convener Awards and custodian of constituting a jury panel representing all chapters of Pakistan. The jury comprised of Ar. Naheed Mashooqullah from Karachi, Ar. Isbah Hassan from Lahore, Ar. Arif Masoud from Islamabad, Ar. M. Arif Changezi being IAP President, Ar. Salman Mansoor being Convener & an acclaimed artist Jamal Shah as a non-architect personality. IAP National Council made the first announcement of awards documents dated 16th April 2019 through a mass email circulation to all the members along sharing it on website & social media. Following categories were mentioned for participation: CATEGORIES OF AWARD The Categories under which the Awards shall be considered in the 2018-19 cycle are: CATEGORY A : RESIDENTIAL PROJECTS Category A-1 : Single-Family Residential Projects Category A-2 : Multiple Family Units CATEGORY B : AMENITY BUILDING Category B-1 : Buildings up to 25,000 sft. Covered area Category B-2 : Buildings with covered area above 25,000 sft. Included in these two sub-categories shall be Hotels, Educational Buildings, Health Care Buildings, Commercial centers, Religious Buildings, Resorts & Recreational Spaces, Shopping Malls, Office Buildings and Sports Complexes. CATEGORY C : INDUSTRIAL BUILDINGS Included in this category shall be Factories, Warehouses and Manufacturing Facilities CATEGORY D : RESTORATION & ADAPTIVE RE-USE BUILDINGS Adaptive Re-use projects, which conserve or restore the Architectural Heritage of Pakistan, are included in this Category CATEGORY E : ARCHITECTURAL INTERIORS Category E-1 : Interior space up to 5000 sft. Category E-2 : Interior space with covered area above 5000 sft. Included in this category will be the interiors of offices, Banks, Commercial / Retail Outlets and Residences. CATEGORY F : YOUNG ARCHITECTS AWARDS Award in this category shall be given to the best entry submitted for the above categories by member less than 40 years at the time of the First Submission. CATEGORY G : SPECIAL DESIGN AWARDS These awards are given to entries that, by virtue of their function, size and scale, do not fit into any of the above-mentioned categories. Designs like public toilets, bus stops, roundabouts, kiosks, installations and public squares are some projects amongst the many other that can be submitted. Following timelines were mentioned: SUBMISSION DEADLINE Announcement of the Award : 16th April’ 2019 Deadline for first stage submission : 14th May’ 2019 First Jury Meeting by : 17th & 18th May’ 2019 Deadline for Second Stage (Final) submission : 26th June’ 2019 Final Jury Meeting by : 29 & 30th June’ 2019 IAP Award Ceremony : 13th July’ 2019 REPORT ON JURY PROCEEDINGS: The Jury for the First Stage met on 17th May’ 2019 at Hotel Crown Plaza, Islamabad. A total of 47 entries were received initially, out of which 21 were shortlisted for the Second Stage. The Jury for the second stage met on 29th June’ 2019 at Pakistan National Council of the Arts, Islamabad. Following jury members were present. Arif Changezi ( President IAP ) Naheed Mashooqullah ( Karachi ) Arif Masoud ( Islamabad ) Syed Jamal Shah ( DG PNCA ) Isbah Hassan ( Lahore) Salman Mansoor ( Convener ) A total of 21 entries were received for 2nd Stage Evaluation. The Jury reviewed all submission individually and collectively, and after detailed deliberations, was pleased to announce the following Awards and Honorable Mentions in some of the Categories: ARCHITECT PROJECT ARCHITECT A-1 IMRAN QURESHI / AISHA KHALID RESIDENCE AT LAHORE,BY NAYYAR ALI DADA ASSOCIATES, LAHORE RAZA ALI IAP AWARD’ 2019 A-1 ASIM RAZA ‘ s HOUSE’ KARACHI. BY NAJEEB OMAR & ASSOCIATES. KARACHI. NAJEEB OMER HONORABLE MENTION A-2 UZMA RESIDENCE AT KARACHI.BY COPPER & STEEL KARACHI. ARSHAD FAROOQI HONORABLE MENTION B-1 AMBIENCE STUDIO & SHINY TOY GUN FILMS PRODUCTION, KARACHI,BY DESIGN OPTIONS, KARACHI. MOYENA AHMED NIAZI IAP AWARD’ 2019 B-1 IBA PRAYER HALL, KARACHI.BY NAJMI BILGRAMI COLLABORATIVE, KARACHI AHSAN NAJMI & OTHERS HONORABLE MENTION B-2 GENERATIONS SCHOOL. SOUTH CAMPUS, KARACHI.BY TAQ ASSOCIATES. KARACHI. TARIQ ALEXANDER QAISAR IAP AWARD’ 2019 B-2 NATIONAL FOODS LTD., CORPORATE OFFICES., KARACHI.BY NAJMI BILGRAMI COLLABORATIVE, KARACHI. AHSAN NAJMI & OTHERS HONORABLE MENTION C A CATALYST FOR CHANGE – PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT & MARKETING BUILDING INTERLOOP INDUSTRIES, FAISALABAD. BY OFFICE OF METROPOLITAN DESIGN. LAHORE. AMINA QAYYUM MIRZA HONORABLE MENTION D NIL E -1 NIL E-2 SERENA HOTEL’ ISLAMABAD.BY NAYYAR ALI DADA ASSOCIATES, LAHORE. NAYYAR ALI DADA IAP AWARD ‘ 2019 F NIL G NIL The dazzling awards night gala dinner was held in Serena Islamabad on 13th July 2019 amidst Pakistan’s most acclaimed celebrity architects from all the major cities. IAP President Ar. M Arif Changezi & Ar. Faisal Arshad, Chairman IAP Rwp/ Isb Chapter greeted all esteemed guests including award winners, jury members, members of the National Council, Past IAP Presidents, Chairman PCATP and the chapter members present there in a big gathering. Ar. Salman Mansoor, convener awards gave an orientation of award proceeding to the audience. The event venue & the program was well arranged & sequenced. The event had been made possible through the generous & tremendous support of industry partners in the category of Platinum Sponsorship mainly ZRK Group, Brighto Paints & RAK Ceramics. All of them showed their enthusiasm by launching their new products at the occasion and distributing exciting corporate gifts to all the guests. The presence of their top management attending the event showed their utmost commitment in the promotion of architecture. Ar. Fauzia Asad Khan, a senior architect from Islamabad hosted the event as master of ceremony. The chapter launched their publication on heritage


Hyderabad Field Trip

As part of IAP Karachi Chapter outreach towards member community based in Hyderabad and surrounding region, IAP Karachi Chapter held following multiple events in Hyderabad Tour of Historical / Heritage Buildings in Hyderabad Student Design Charrete with students from MUET and CEAD Meeting over Lunch / Hi-Tea with the Architects of Hyderabad The Day trip started from IAP House Karachi attended by 23 IAP members from Karachi who were joined by a contingent of 50 Architects and Students from the 2 participating Universities in Jamshoro including Director CEAD Ar. Bhai Khan Shar, Head of Department Architecture Campus CEAD Ar. Ata Ul Munim Bullo and Chairman MUET Ar. Hashim Jokhio, during this trip participant’s visited some of the historical places in Hyderabad like Mukhi House, Tomb of Mian Ghulam Shah Kalhoro and Mir Tombs at Hirabad. It was wonderful to see the rich heritage of Hyderabad and the participants even reviewed the extensive restoration work that is taking place at these sites. IAP Karachi Chapter in collaboration with the Hyderabad schools ie. Mehran University and CEAD organized a design workshop at the resident university (CEAD). The workshop was a great way to forge links between various professionals/ faculty to engage with young energetic architecture students to participate in a collaborative design studio atmosphere. A Design Charrette led by Ar. Ali Reza Dossal was proposed for this week long workshop. Themed as metamorphosis, students were to develop and transform a 2d letter into 3D objects and or spaces through design processes and surgeries. Students presented through physical models and graphic representations of their concepts and development. Members of IAP National Council, Karachi Chapter and senior members were present to review the work and certificates were distributed to the participating students. The outcome of the Design charette was as successful one and received well by the students and their faculty. Moreover a workshop of this nature has been requested to be integrated in their curriculum for various disciplines of art & architecture. In the end a session was arranged with the practicing architects of Hyderabad with the IAP-KC Executive Committee. The topics ranged from exposure of young architects in Hyderabad, Bringing new building products to Hyderabad in the shape of an expo. Chairman IAP KC, Ar. Ramiz Baig appreciated the intent of the local architects and encouraged them to take the initiative for which they will have full support of the chapter. Finally he also extended full support in acquiring internships for the students who are interested to gain exposure in Karachi during the summer break at the request of the department heads. The successful event thus concluded with the promise of more events organized by the chapter in the region as well as the intent of arranging a similar event in Quetta, Baluchistan.


3rd BAE-IAP Photography Competition – Envelop

The theme of the competition was in line with the IAPEX 2019 theme of Skin Architecture. Envelop – to enclose or surround something completely. Envelop can be seen like fog enveloping a city; can be perceived like aura enveloping a person, can be seen and felt as boxes, containers, covers, facades of a building, as all of these surround and preserve the inside. The expression of the ‘state of enveloping’ is the surface which is enriched by shape, form, colour, texture etc. The perspective changes with its exposure to various types and direction of light. In this competition, under the convenorship of Ar. Bisma Askari, the young photographers were expected to push the boundaries of their imagination in capturing the ‘state of enveloping’ in part or full.96 frames were received from 32 students from 5 universities across Pakistan.The Jury comprising of Khaula Jamil and Humayun Memon (Photographers), Sayem Ghayur (Architect and Photographer), Arif Changez, President IAP and Khadija Jamal Shaban, Chairperson BAE-IAP awarded the prizes to the following: 1st Prize: Fariya Nasir, NED University, Karachi2nd Prize: Mehroze Rana, UMT, Lahore3rd Prize: Salman Rafi, UMT, LahoreHonourable Mention: Radhya Kareem, IVS, Karachi


39th ARCASIA Council Meeting & ACA 18, Tokyo, JAPAN

A largest contingent from IAP comprising of 52 Architects and 15 students, led by the President IAP, Ar. Ali Zafar Qazi attended the ACA18. The 5 day program with the theme, ´Simplicity Multipilitycity’ comprised of events starting with ARCASIA Office Bearers, Committee and Fellowship meetings. The 39th ARCASIA Council Meeting was held on the 11th and 12th of October 2018, in Tokyo, Japan hosted by the Japan Institute of Architects (JIA). The meeting was chaired by the ARCASIA President, S.M. Jahangir Khan (IAP) and conducted by the Honorary Secretary, Ramiz Baig (IAP). The 39th ARCASIA Council Meeting was attended by the Office Bearers and Committee Chairs of ARCASIA and a number ofOfficialDelegates from 20 out of the 21 ARCASIA member institute. Only the Bhutan Institute of Architects (BIA) was not represented. The 39th ARCASIA Council Meeting was part of the the Asian Congress of Architecture for the year 2018 hosted by the Japanese Institute of Architects in Tokyo, Japan. ACA 18 was aimed at promoting discourse on environment and the role of architects within the ARCASIA regions and beyond. Key note speeches, symposiums and panel discussions, student competition, student workshops, technical papers, ARCASIA awards ceremony, award winning architectural displays, international networking events, showcase, architectural and urban trip tours were integrated into the 05-day program. Before the official opening of ACA 18 committee meetings for ACAE, ACPP, ACGSA, ACSR, ACYA and Fellowship were arranged at the Meiji University on 10 Sep 2018. This was followed by a beautiful welcome reception organized by the hosts at Andaz, Tokyo. IAP Members were represented at ACPP, ACSR, ACAE, ACGSA & ACYA from Karachi, Lahore & Islamabad Chapters. Following are the ARCASIA Committees details and their representatives from Pakistan. ARCASIA Committee of Professional Practice: Ar. Asad Ali was Official Committee Member and Ar. Sikander Hayat Khan was Observer. ARCASIA Committee of Social Responsibility Ar. Yousaf Ghouri was official committee member. ARCASIA Committee of Architectural Education: Ar. Syed Akeel represented IAP on belhalf of Chairperson BAE IAP Ar. Khadija Jamal as Official Committee Member and Ar. Maria Ansari was the observer. ARCASIA Committee of Green & Sustainable Architecture: Ar. Amina Qayyum Mirza was the official Committee Member and Ar. Mumtaz Jilani was the observer. ARCASIA Committee of Young Architects: Ar. Bisma Askari was Committee member with Ar. Nimra Qazi and Ar. Samar Zehra as observers. ARCASIA Student’s Jamboree 15 students from Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad Chapter actively participated in all the events of the Student’s Jamboree. They bring back with them tremendous shared experiences as well as friendships made for life. The students were led by Ms. Zobia Tanvir from NUST Islamabad who was one of the official student representatives from IAP; the other was Mr.Mahad Rehan from Karachi University.

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