Kolkata's Mr. J. P. Agrawal in select group of architects chosen from across India
KOLKATA, 2009-05-12, 13:23:57 (IndiaPRwire.com): Kolkata's Infinity and Technopolis IT Parks feature in the first-of-its-kind collectors’ edition, ‘Golden Hands’, which features 30 contemporary works of 15 Indian architects. Mr. J. P. Agarwal also features in the select group of architects from across India. In a pioneering effort, this commemorative coffee table book heralding the ‘Power of Architecture’ has been conceptualised and created by White Flag Media & Communications Ltd., an autonomous wholly owned subsidiary of the well-diversified Sejal Group.
Infinity, the first IT park in West Bengal won several accolades for its architectural excellence. The clients (Mr. Bikramdas Gupta, Mr. Rahul Saraf, and Mr. Ravindra Chamaria) wanted the development to be ‘very sophisticated’ but ‘close to nature’. The design concept has addressed this philosophy. The end product resulted in a design that satisfied the client with its unique ambience. The strength of the design lay the boldness of the building form.
In the case of Technopolis, Mr. Rahul Saraf wanted an IT Park with “LEED certification” to prove environment friendly development. This was a challenge for a project having very high FSI consumption. They targeted the project to achieve “Gold Rating”. To achieve this rating, the task was to conserve energy & natural resources and make it user friendly. The inside environment has to be healthy with required level of oxygen. The project was designed to ensure ‘Zero Discharge’ to eliminate the wastage of water. Finally, the target was achieved and Gold rating was awarded to the project by US Green Building Council.
Dhwaj S. Shah, CEO, White Flag Media & Communications Ltd., says, “We are pleased to announce that Kolkata-based architect Mr. J. P. Agrawal and his prestigious projects, Infinity and Technopolis IT Parks are first-amongst-equals in the collectors edition of ‘Golden Hands – The Power of Architecture’. This exclusive coffee table edition pays rich tributes to the contemporary works masterminded by 15 renowned Indian architects. It also has a comprehensive list of architects and provides invaluable insights into the art and science of architecture. Golden Hands will be launched at high profile event in Mumbai on May 23, 2009.”
Mr. J. P. Agrawal added, “It is a matter of privilege and pride for an architect to find his work being appreciated and recognized. The selection of our projects, ‘Technopolis’ & ‘Infinity’, in the ‘Golden Hands’ is quite significant. It will carry the works of the selected architects to large spectrum of society and this will be beneficial to all. The initiative to publish such a unique book on the selected works of Indian architects will be an important ‘step forward’ in terms of recognizing the contemporary works of Indian architects. It will also help in showcasing contemporary Indian architecture across the globe.”
About Golden Hands
The concept of Golden Hands originated from the fact that… “It’s the mind, which thinks and the hands which create these structures. So anything created is as precious as gold.” It features 30 architectural delights conceptualized by renowned architects such as C. N. Raghvendran (Chennai), Hafeez Contractor (Mumbai), J. P Agrawal (Kolkata), Karan Grover (Baroda), Kamal S Malik (Mumbai), Nimish Choksi (Surat), Niteen Parulekar (Mumbai), Nitin Killawala (Mumbai), Prem Nath (Mumbai), Rajinder Kumar (New Delhi), Reza Kabul (Mumbai), Sanjay Puri (Mumbai), Shashi Prabhu (Mumbai), Shekar Patki (Mumbai) and Yatin Patel (Mumbai). It features 30 projects in total of varied categories including IT parks, corporate offices, leisure centres, private residences, hospitals, holiday homes, R&D labs, health spas, multiplexes, exhibition centres, mosques, luxury hotels, meditation resorts, etc.
About White Flag Media & Communications Ltd.
White Flag Media & Communications Ltd. is an autonomous wholly owned subsidiary of the well diversified Sejal Group. Sejal Architectural Glass Ltd (SAGL), the group’s flagship company in glass processing and manufacturing, is listed on the BSE and NSE. White Flag is in the field of specialty publishing, portals, conferences and new age media. The core sector focus will be infrastructure, architecture and construction.