WADE ASIA, the world's largest award platform for women in design and architecture, made a triumphant return to Pragati Maidan in New Delhi from September 22nd to 24th, 2023. Spanning an impressive 3,00,000 square feet, this momentous event celebrated architecture and design, transcending geographical boundaries.
Mr. Thomas Markose, Director, Aristo ; Ar Tanuj Desai, Ar Bobby Mukherji, Ms Yukti Nagpal, Ms Vertica Dvivedi, Ms Madhurima Chowdhary
A Diverse and Influential Audience
Over 45,000 visitors from more than 600 Indian towns and cities and spanning 20 countries worldwide underscored the mounting significance of WADE within the design community and industry.
Thriving Hub for Knowledge Seekers
More than 15,000 architects and designers actively engaged in the WADE Designs India Conference, knowledge sessions, ArchiDesign Competition, and WADE Awards. They explored the latest materials presented by a vast gathering of over 300+ exhibitors, including individual booths and the 'Architects Lounge,' fostering insightful conversations and networking opportunities.
Ar. Shirish Beri, Founder and Principal of Shirish Beri and Associates, honored us as the Chief Guest for the event
Hettich India played a pivotal role as the WADE Speakers Lounge Partner, while Greenply, Alstone Cladding, AFC Furniture, and Everest jointly hosted the WADE Awards, recognizing achievements across various categories, including Healthy & Safe Interiors, Fascinating Façades, Commercial Interiors, and Most Sustainable Projects.
The WADE DESIGNS INDIA ARCHITECTURE CONFERENCE featured prominent figures like Ar. Shirish Beri, Ar Parul Zaveri, Ar Abhay Purohit, Ar James Law, Dr. Ananta Singh Raghuvanshi, and Vertica Dvivedi as dignified inaugural speakers.
Ar. James Law, CEO of Cybertecture (Hong Kong), shared an engaging presentation on “The Future of Architecture.”
The conference also featured captivating presentations, including Ar. James Law's intriguing talk on "The Future of Architecture" and Ar. Sonali Rastogi's insights into the prestigious "Surat Diamond Bourse" project.
Knowledge-Sharing and Excellence
MERINO took center stage as the presenting partner of the WADE DESIGNS INDIA Conference, emphasizing its alignment with WADE INDIA to provide valuable knowledge and insights to the design fraternity. The event featured over 50 speakers, 150 jurors, 450 special guests, and a substantial 3500+ delegates, in addition to the impressive turnout of more than 15,000 architects and designers.
Dedicated halls at the event showcased live presentations of the Top 200 Projects from India, allowing principal architects and designers to exhibit their exceptional work. The knowledge sessions covered a wide array of topics, such as Women in Design, Couple Partnerships in Life and Work, Business Intelligence in Design- Scaling up, Management & Finance, Masterclass with Mentors, and the WADE ASIA Change Makers.
The WADE ARCHIDESIGN COMPETITION 2023 saw an overwhelming response with over 1150 nominations across various categories. Shortlisted projects were presented to a jury of 150+ members, featuring more than 200 live presentations across different halls.
Prestigious WADE ASIA Awards
The esteemed WADE ASIA AWARDS 2023 recognized the contributions of over 50 women architects and designers across 26 categories. The event's remarkable showcase of creativity, knowledge-sharing, and excellence made WADE ASIA 2023 a significant milestone in the world of architecture and design.
As the world's premier award platform for women in design and architecture, the prestigious WADE ASIA Awards 2023 stood as the crowning glory of this extraordinary gathering, celebrating the achievements of women in architecture and design while providing a national platform for their remarkable work.
WADE ASIA 2023 was supported by a variety of organizations, including the Institute of Indian Interior Designers (IIID) Raipur Centre, IIID Vizag Centre, and IIID Jaipur Regional Chapter; the Indian Institute of Architects (IIA) Jharkhand Chapter and IIA Rajasthan Chapter; CAPEXIL; the Building Materials and Technology Promotion Council (BMTPC); and the Builders Association of India (BAI). The Council of Architecture served as the event's Awareness Partner, while the IVS School of Design was the Education Partner.