Top honors for ‘The Camellias’ at the 2022 International Architectural Awards


By CNBCTV18.COM STI (Update)

DLF’s Camellias won top honors at the 2022 International Architectural Awards, in the multi-family housing category. These awards are presented by The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design, in collaboration with The European Center for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies and Metropolitan Arts Press Ltd.

During the awards ceremony, Christian Narkiewicz-Laine, President of the Chicago Athenaeum, commended the winning project for its unwavering dedication to the highest standards of excellence, which not only captivated the decision-making committee, but also received the highest honors from patrons and professionals. . “The International Architecture Awards provide important global insight into the current aesthetic direction of commercial, corporate, institutional and residential work today.”

The Camellias is recognized as the most prestigious and coveted address in DLF5’s exclusive enclave of Gurugram. The residences overlook 200 acres of the fresh green DLF Golf and Country Club, stretching towards the horizon with 1,000 acres of Aravalli forests. The project is a triumph of architecture, aesthetics, lifestyle and the latest technologies, where luxury and environmental sensitivity go hand in hand.

The Camellias is India’s first residential development to receive LEED Platinum certification from the US Green Building Council for its sustainability and energy conservation efforts. The Camellias embodies the values ​​of well-being, respect for the environment and community life, which are more relevant than ever. The vibrant heart of the community is The Camellias Club, a multi-sensory world of health, fitness, gastronomy, entertainment and more, built around seven energy zones.

Aakash Ohri, Group Executive Director and Commercial Director of DLF Home Developers Ltd., said: “It is always an honor and a privilege to have our work recognized at the highest levels globally. The Camellias is truly the culmination of our decades of experience and evolution. Our goal from the planning stage was to ensure that The Camellias was benchmarked against the best residential developments in the world, which is why we brought together the six grand masters, visionaries in their own right, to work together in creative unison. From the outset, the team set out to incorporate green and sustainable best practices when designing the enclave. After all, DLF is the only Indian property company to feature in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index.

The main architect was contractor Hafeez. The clubhouse project team was led by Shawn Sullivan, partner and studio head of the Rockwell Group of New York for architectural and interior design; Arnold Chan of Isometrix Lighting + Design of London for lighting design; Jay Wright, CEO of New York’s The Wright Fit, for the fitness center; Ingo Schweder, founder of GOCO Hospitality Bangkok, for designing the spa; and Gerdo Aquino, co-CEO of SWA Group, the Los Angeles landscape architecture firm. Each member of this illustrious group brought their best ideas and worldview to the project.

DLF has been at the forefront of the Indian property market for over seventy-five years, bringing a professional and detail-oriented approach to property development in India. He is recognized for designing well-planned ecosystems, created by engineering and architectural experts. DLF has built happy and thriving communities across India, with a focus on their holistic physical and mental well-being. The journey continues.


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