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:
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:
|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|
|E-2||SERENA HOTEL’ ISLAMABAD.BY NAYYAR ALI DADA ASSOCIATES, LAHORE.||NAYYAR ALI DADA||IAP AWARD ‘ 2019|
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 of Rawalpindi, a photographic collection. A free copy of the book and the awards booklet was available for all the guests.
IAP President Ar. M Arif Changezi spoke at the occasion extending congratulations to all the winners, jury members, the organizing committee & the platinum sponsors for making the award proceedings & the show successful and unforgettable. In the end, Chairman IAP Rwp/ Isb Chapter Ar. Faisal Arshad in his vote of thanks paid special gratitude to Zahid Rahim Khan, Chairman ZRK Group, Khawaja Zain Sikka, Brighto Paints & Noor Ali, Deputy General Manager RAK Ceramics UAE being there with everyone for this special occasion.