Pune architect receives MUSE creative award

ST Staff
Wednesday, 6 May 2020

Mahesh Nampurkar was conferred with a Gold Award for the most creative design project for Oblique Restaurant at Kothrud and a Silver Award for his excellence in landscape design for 7 Plumeria Drive.

Pune: City-based landscape designer and architect, Mahesh Nampurkar has been conferred with the prestigious Gold and Silver Award at the 2020 MUSE Creative Awards competition organized in New York (USA) recently.

Nampurkar was conferred with a Gold Award for the most creative design project for Oblique Restaurant at Kothrud and a Silver Award for his excellence in landscape design for 7 Plumeria Drive, a residential project in Pimpri-Chinchwad.

He has worked on old materials including metal railings and metal sheds at his Oblique project and with modern and contemporary materials at his 7 Plumeria project to give them creative designs.

Speaking on the achievement, Nampurkar said, "Appreciation of the Indian talent on an international level is important and Indian creativity should get the recognition it deserves. I humbly accept this international recognition on behalf of the entire design fraternity of India and clients, contractors and everyone who have worked for these projects. But most of all, the real winners are the carpenters and masons who despite not receiving any formal education, gave the projects a unique touch. Their craftsmanship is remarkable, and they are the ones who made the difference."

Nampurkar earlier had received a total of seven international awards in Italy with 'A Design Award' for five different projects in 2017-18 and two awards in 2018-19.

The MUSE Creative and MUSE Design Awards are global competitions, which seek to commemorate the exemplary creative and design professionals of various industries. This year the Awards received 3820 submissions from 50 countries, and for assessment, a jury panel consisting of top industry experts from 48 multidisciplinary professionals from 19 countries was set up.

"These individuals truly embody the spirit of innovation and it is a privilege to award them for their monumental work," said Kenjo Ong, CEO of both competitions.

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