WADe India, 1st platform for Women Architects & Interior Designers was launched on 14th May 2016 at Leela Ambience Gurgaon. Presented by Surfaces Reporter magazine in association with Indian Institute of Architects, NDTV Prime and Institute of Indian Interior Designers.
Dr. Kiran Bedi, Lt. Governor, Puducherry delivered a powerful speech and opened the event WADe India in a Grand way. More than 350+ delegates attended the event and is said to be a super success. Sussanne Khan and her interior designer mom Zarine Khan were seen on stage together for the first time. Top women architects of India Sonali Bhagwati, Anupama Kundoo, Sheila Sri Prakash, Canna Patel and Parul Zaveri spoke out their hearts in a discussion that was meant to show the way to aspiring women designers to start their own firms. Another very interesting discussion was in between couples who work together as partners.
Ar. Sanjay Puri, Principal, Sanjay Puri Architects paid an emotional tribute to Ar. Zaha Hadid, just before the starting of Award Ceremony. Hussain Kuwajerwala, Television Actor and Anchor, was the host for the evening. Founder of WADe India, Vertica Dvivedi presented the awards along with Jury members for Emerging category, Prof. Krishnarao Jaisim, Ar. Divya Kush, Sarosh Wadi, and Ar. Prem Nath.
WADe India is a new platform which is working towards increasing the visibility of women led development and achievements in the field of architecture and interior designing. At WADe, new emerging young architects and interior designers were recognized for their outstanding. The event also aimed at felicitating the Role Models among leading female architects and designers. Some of the objectives include Awards, celebrating the achievements, encouraging & mentoring, and also standing by those who wish to get back to the profession. More info at www.wadeindia.com