5th Berger Award for Excellence in Architecture (BAEA) Program, 2011

 BAEA 2011
2012-01-09

On 8th December 2011, Berger Paints Bangladesh Limited arranged award & certificate giving ceremony of 5th Berger Award for Excellence in Architecture (BAEA) in Bangabandhu International Conference Centre (BICC).

From 2003, Berger took the initiative of recognizing and awarding the works of talented architects of the country and this competition takes place after every 2 years.

In 2011 the competition comprises of 2 categories. Apart from awarding Young Architects for their works, the other main category recognizes and awards distinguished architects of the nation. Both categories have 2 sub-categories - Residential and Non-residential. Total 6 projects have got recognition in both the categories.

In Residential category, Ar. Salauddin Ahmed (Project: Karim Residence, Bashundhara) has won Berger Architects' Award, while Ar. Rafiq Azam, (Project: S.A. Residence, Gulshan, Dhaka) won Commendation.

In Non Residential category, Ar. Patrick D' Rozario, Ar. Selim Altaf Biplob & Ar. Tamanna Sayeed (Project: Brac Aarong Centre, Uttara) jointly won Berger Architects' Award. Commendation was jointly received by Ar. Khan Md. Mustapha Khalid, Ar. Mohammad Foyez Ullah, Ar. K. M. Saiful Kader (Project: GP House, Bashundhara).

Ar. Shahnawaz Khan, Ar. Rumana Chowdhury, Ar. Shamsuddin Ahmed (Project: Ruthna Residence, Moulvibazar )has jointly won Berger Young Architect's Award in Residential Category, Commendation Award went to , Ar. Jubair Hasan, Ar. Rubayet Tanveer Chowdhury (Project: Weekend House, Dinajpur).

Rupali Chowdhury, Managing Director, Berger Paints Bangladesh Limited mentioned, 'Being a corporate Citizen, Berger has taken the responsibility of recognizing and awarding the works of reputed architects of the country. At the same time, we have also inspired young architects to come forward.'

For the 5th Berger Award for Excellence in Architecture (BAEA) the jury board comprised of Architect A.S.M Ismail, Chief Architect, Ministry of Housing & Public Works, Architect George Kunihiro, President Japan Institute of Architects and Chairman - ArcAsia, Architect Marina Tabassum, Managing Director Marina Tabassum & Associates and Dr. Khondokar Sabbir Ahmed, Professor, Architecture Department of BUET.

Reputed architects, real estate representatives, Berger High Officials and media personalities were present at the launching ceremony. AN exhibition was held displaying the Projects submitted in the 5th BAEA competition at Drik Gallery, Dhanmondi from December 18-23, 2011.





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