Ines Lobo was bestowed with the 2014 arcVision Prize – Women and Architecture award by the Italcementi Group. Indian architect Shimul Jhaveri Kadri also bagged a Honourable Mention at the arcVision Prize 2014. The Italcementi Awards Women in Architecture on the company’s 150th Anniversary, also paid tribute to Lina Bo Bardi on the Centenary of her birth.
“With this award, we want to highlight the female vision of architecture as it changes and molds itself to today’s new social and human models,” opined Carlo Pesenti, CEO, Carlo.
The prize winner was announced on March 7, 2014 in Bergamo at i.lab, the Italcementi research and innovation center designed by Richard Meier. The finalists were selected from a group of professionals indicated by advisors and then assessed by a technical cultural commission, who drew up a short-list for presentation to the international Jury. The Jury, whose meetings were coordinated by the Scientific Director of the Prize, Stefano Casciani, also awarded Special Mentions to Indian Shimul Jhaveri Kadri, Swiss Anna Heringer, Germany and Chilean Cecilia Puga.
The arcVision Prize – an initiative inspired by the Italcementi entrepreneurial vision – recognizes the innovation and sustainability of the projects and constructions presented, with a special focus on the standards of technological innovation, environmental quality, cost-effective use of resources, social responsibility, functional and aesthetic research.
Zuari Cement is part of the worldwide Italcementi Group, the fifth largest cement producer in the world. Zuari Cement has a total cement manufacturing capacity of 6.2 million tons in India, which includes two manufacturing units at Sitapuram and Yerraguntla, along with a grinding centre at Chennai. Zuari cement is developing a project of 3 million ton per year cement plant in North Karnataka and a large grinding unit is also being erected at Sholapur in Maharashtra. The company is also developing a cement terminal at Kochi, Kerala.