Saint-Gobain Glass India announces the National Winners of Transparence 2013



Saint-Gobain Glass's Transparence 2013, the annual design competition held for students of Architecture and Design, conducted its Grand Finale at Hyderabad  on 29th January, 2014 during the annual 56th NASA  (National Association of Students of Architecture) 2014 convention.

Transparence, India’s largest competition for students of architecture and Interior design is a unique initiative by Saint-Gobain Glass to integrate the student community, architects and the industry. The event is supported by Ms. Gita Balakrishnan run 'Ethos'. The competition originally being held for Indian students since 2005 was made open for the SAARC nations to participate since 2013.

Held at the NASA Convention 2014, and judged by an eminent jury comprising Ar. Ranjit Sabikhi from Ranjit Sabikhi Architects, India , Ar. Shahab Ghani Khan from Pakistan and Ar. Mustapha Khalid Palash from Bangladesh the fiercely contested competition saw  Academy of Architecture, Mumbai .......emerge as the undisputed winners and walk away with a cash prize of INR 75,000/-. The National Runner Up.1  was from IIT-Kharagpur which bagged a cash prize of INR 50,000 and SPA Vijayawada stood third nationally with a cash award of INR 25,000/-. Comsats University, Islamabad won the rest of SAARC countries edition of Transparence.

Saint-Gobain also gave away scholarships worth INR 3,00,000 for students in the field of architecture.  3 students from across India received INR 1,00,000 each worth scholarships to pursue activities in the field of architecture ranging from projects on Reusing Urban Waste to Modular Shelters for Street Children.

14 colleges took up the theme of Transparence 2013 as studio projects and were awarded books worth INR 30,000 per college as aid. 

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Mr R Subramanian, Managing Director, Saint-Gobain Glass  India , Mr Unnikrishnan  A R, National Head, Sales and Marketing , Saint-Gobain Glass India are seen with the winners  and jury members.

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