Pearl Academy of Fashion (PAF), one of the premier fashion and design institutes in the country, won the highly commended certificate along with the ‘Seal of Distinction’ in the Community (Built) and special award (environmental) categories at the Cityscape Awards for Architecture(emerging markets) for its newly built Jaipur campus held in Dubai recently.
Cityscape Awards, one of the world’s premier award for excellence in architecture and design from the emerging regions of the Gulf States, the Middle East, Asia, Africa, South America and South and East Asia and Latin America and seek to recognize and reward real estate industry professionals, projects, developments and architects that have shown outstanding designs, performance, vision and achievement in key emerging market and project areas. Hundreds of entries were registered from a wide range of emerging market countries within the main award categories.
Mr. A.K.G. Nair, Group Director, Pearl Academy of Fashion said, “It is indeed a great honour to win this prestigious award. The building is protected from the environment by a double skin which is derived from a traditional building element called the ‘Jaali’ which is prevalent in Rajasthani architecture. The double skin acts as a thermal buffer between the building and the surroundings. This recognition will definitely add on to our endeavor towards the excellence in design.”
Pearl Academy of Fashion, Jaipur is a campus which by virtue of its design is geared towards creating an environmentally responsive passive habitat. The institute creates interactive spaces for a highly creative student body to work in multifunctional zones which blend the indoors with the outdoors seamlessly. The radical architecture of the institute emerges from a fusion of the rich traditional building knowledge bank and cutting edge contemporary architecture. Pearl Academy of Fashion is an exemplar of an inclusive architecture which intends to accommodate all the heritage values while positioning it within the contemporary cultural and architectural paradigm.