Reflected Topography, Bangalore, India


Iconic Tower is among Collaborative’s key projects of the decade

In its ‘retrospective’ report, India-based Collaborative Architects highlighted awards, competitions, and notable collaborations

  • January 29, 2020

  • Text and images courtesy of Collaborative Architecture

Unlike usual reports, Collaborative Architecture’s decade wrap-up was not just about finished projects. “While we are extremely proud of the key moments and milestones achieved in the duration, some of our best efforts are in the realm of unbuilt projects and competitions,” says Collaborative. 

In 2017, Collaborative teamed up Jurgen Mayer Architects, which allowed both firms to get shortlisted in a highly prestigious, 2-stage international competition for the BCDA Iconic Tower in Manila, Philippines. 

BCDA Iconic Tower, Manila, Philippines

The BCDA Iconic Building is a proposed skyscraper at Bonifacio Global City.
The Urban Park intends to house one of the most important collections of public art by renowned local and international artists, making it a cultural destination of national importance.

Another notable entry was for the 2-stage, International competition for Kennedy Center-Israeli Lounge, Washington DC, USA. The studio was one of the 5 finalists who reached the final stage of this highly unusual program in an iconic building and context. 

Indian National Military Museum, New Delhi India 

Collaborative says that the design is “a celebration of the struggles towards all efforts in the direction of human development and advancement of India’s modernized civilization.”
Collaborative was one of the seven shortlisted firms in an International 2- stage competition in 2017.

 Below is a list of Collaborative’s awarded projects:

Stacked Tectonics- JDT Primary School, Kerala, India

STACKED TECTONICS- JDT Islam Primary Shcool was finished for an Orphanage in a Rural Village, in South India in 2012.
The project secured Honorable Mention in the international competition by SEED Award. It also got a host of other national awards including NDTV-Grohe, for Socially Responsible Architecture.

Mezban – Inverted Topography, Calicut, India

Collaborative Architecture’s Inverted Topography also got shortlisted as a finalist in the 2011 Restaurant & Bar Design Awards, Society for British Interior Designer -SBDI International Award. This project also secured the first IES-Illumination Engineering Society Award in the Section Award category.

Wedge-1 Mumbai, India

In 2011, WEDGE-1a prototype retail format for a homegrown lifestyle brand, Stanley Lifestyles, Bangalore was chosen as the finalist in the FX International Interior Award.
Collaborative also got awarded a 1st prize for WEDGE-1 in AI- Architecture Israel, international competition chaired by Moshe Shafdi.

Reflected Topography, Bangalore, India

In 2015 Reflected Topography received two IES awards: a Section and a Merit award for the innovative lighting design. The project also won the 1st Prize in Best Office Moscow-2016 and was a 2015 IDA – International Design Award finalist.

Collaborative architecture also recognized internal and external support they received for the past ten years. “We take this opportunity to express our deep gratitude to all our patron clients and collaborators, for their incredible association and trust invested with Collaborative Architecture while appreciating our unique work-culture & process in delivering highly innovative projects,” says Collaborative. “Team Collaborative has been the common denominator in our audacious journey, we also take this an occasion to thank our present and past team members for their incredible commitment and contribution.”

Collaborative architecture is an internationally renowned firm based in Mumbai, India with design centers in Kerala and Shanghai, China.

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