Pune’s renowned architect Mahesh Nampurkar bags prestigious MUSE Award from USA

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Pune, March 14, 2022: Pune’s renowned landscape designer and architect, Mahesh Nampurkar has been conferred with the prestigious MUSE International Award from New York, USA. Out of 3,500 entries from across the world, Nampurkar was selected for the GOLD Award in the category of Best Landscape for his most special project- Viveda Wellness Resort in Nashik. The award is given annually to the best designers across the world. The MUSE Design Awards is a part of the MUSE Awards Program, which was created by the International Awards Associate (IAA) in 2015. The Awards is an international competition for designers whose craftsmanship shift paradigms. Their ingenuity and thorough works leave others in awe, and in so doing redefine boundaries and scope – much like a muse.

The Viveda Wellness Centre aims to introduce the power of natural remedies and therapies. The region has a hot and dry climate especially during summers, but enjoys pleasant monsoons and winter conditions. The first intention of the project was to design spaces that responded to this setting. Most of the spaces are designed to create shade with minimum walls to allow maximum natural light and ventilation. All the buildings are perforated with courtyards and green pockets make the project breathable. The monolithic character of the buildings helps in framing a continuous contrast between the landscape, the sky, and the space of the building, thereby always pushing the attention of the person from the building to the landscape, the environment around and perhaps even to oneself.

Speaking on the achievement, Nampurkar said, “I believe this is one of the biggest achievements for India and especially for the Design fraternity of India. We have been recognized in the world for our creation. This award was important as people in real estate, design or corporate fraternity in India feel that designers from all over the world are the best. But this particular award has proven that Indian designers are also the best in the world. I thank the owners and directors of this project as well as team members, consultants and sub-consultant who have worked for this project. I humbly accept the award on behalf of the entire design fraternity of India and my team- SumanShilp along with my wife and partner, Uma Nampurkar.”