WB Honours 2012 announced for leading organizations and individuals in the field of bathroom design and innovation

WB Lifetime Achievement Honour Lft- Anurag Yadav, Sheital Shetty & R K Somany
WB Lifetime Achievement Honour Lft  Anurag Yadav, Sheital Shetty & R K Somany

Mumbai, Oct 5, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio) At a glittering function held at Taj Lands End, Mumbai, this evening, 11 prominent institutions and individuals were presented WB Honours 2012- a unique recognition for  excellence in the field of washrooms.

The function concluded on a high note at Taj Land’s End, Bandra with the best of the innovators, designers and achievers from various areas of industry, gathering together for a unique cause.

WB Honours is an event that aims to recognize achievements made in technology, innovations in the design, and maintenance in this important area of almost any building or property in the country.

Shining the spotlight on subjects like environmentally friendly washrooms, efficient washrooms, technologically driven washrooms and other spectrum of washrooms, the WB HONOURS 2012 have been instituted to bring forth steady advancements made by hotels, airports, designers and professionals from the world of architecture and design.

An initiative of ‘Washrooms and Beyond’,  a publication dedicated to addressing the importance of washrooms and bringing to focus every other aspect involved in it, the first WB Honours were held in 2011 to mark the first anniversary of  the quarterly publication -‘Washrooms and Beyond’.

In its second year, WB Honours was held at Taj Land’s End, Mumbai on the 5th of October, 2012.

At the event, WB Honours 2012 were presented in the following categories- :

1.     Godrej Properties Limited for the category ‘Efficient Bathrooms at Building Complexes’.
“Received by Esther Fernandes from the Design Team of Godrej Properties Ltd and presented by Kunickaa Sadanand Lall, actor and Social activist and Rajeev Mittal Category Manager, Roca Bathroom Products Pvt Ltd”

2.    Delhi International Airport – Terminal 3, for the category ‘Intelligent Washroom Design at Airports’
“Received by Ramesh Seenipandian – AVP, Corporate Finance, GMR Group and presented by Shekhar Patki from P G Patki & Associates and Rajeev Mittal Category Manager, Roca Bathroom Products Pvt Ltd”

3.   Kerala State Women’s Development Corporation (KSWDC) for the category ‘Development of Model Public Washrooms by State Government’.
“Received by Mr Afnas on behalf of KSWDC and Presented by Keyur Patel , Glass Designer”

4.   Benjamin Beller, BaO Architects, Beijing for the category ‘Innovation in Public Conveniences’,
“Received  by Vikrant Tikke on behalf of Benjamin Beller from BaO Architects  and presented by Mr. R.K. Somany, Chairman and MD , HSIL”

5. Nariman F Nallaseth, India’s leading Plumbing Professional and founder of Indian Plumbing Council, the Indian Chapter of World Plumbing Council for the category ‘Special Contribution to Plumbing Design and Development’
“Received by Nariman Nallaseth and Presented by Shekhar Patki from P G Patki & Associates and Parind Sarmalkar from Dornbracht India Pvt. Ltd “

6. Medanta- The Medcity, a super speciality hospital at Gurgaon, founded by leading surgeon, Dr Naresh Trehan for the category ‘Differently Abled and Patient Friendly Washrooms’
“Received on behalf of  Medanta –The Medicity and Presented by Kunickaa Sadanand Lall, actor and social activist”

7. J W Marriott Chandigarh, the newly opened swank five star property at Chandigarh for the category ‘Technology Driven Washrooms’
“Received on behalf of JW Mariott & Presented by Mr. Gurmit Singh Arora, Vice Chairman- IGBC Mumbai Chapter and MD Rajco Metal Industries Pvt. Ltd.”

8. Samode Palace near Jaipur for the category ‘Washroom Restoration in Heritage Building’
“Received on behalf of Samode Palace & presented by Nitin Killawala, from Group Seven Architects and Planners Pvt.Ltd”

9. Pullman Gurgaon Central Park for the category ‘Unique Interior Design in Hotel Washrooms’
“Received by Ninad Mundlik on behalf of JW Mariott &Presented by Mr. Nitin Killawala  from Group Seven Architects and Planners Pvt.Ltd”

10. ITC Grand Chola Chennai, the recently opened luxurious hotel at Chennai for the category ‘Green Washrooms’
“Received by Shekhar Sawant, Resident Manager- ITC Grand Maratha Mumbai
And presented by Gurmit Singh Arora, Vice Chairman- IGBC Mumbai Chapter and MD Rajco Metal Industries Pvt. Ltd.”

This year a new Honour was instituted ‘WB Lifetime Achievement Honour’. The first recipient of the Honour went to Mr. R. K. Somany.
“Received by Mr. R.K. Somany, Chairman and MD , HSIL and Presented by Ms Sheital Shetty, Publisher and Mr Anurag Yadav, Consulting Editor”

On the occasion, Ms. Sheital Shetty (Publisher and Editor) said, “It is with great pride that we continue to “Honour” the advancements made in the washroom industry. There is a growing realization of the need to develop efficient, environment and eco friendly and innovative washrooms in any facility- whether residential, hotels or almost any public space. WB HONOURS is recognition for good work done in this field which is now an important part of any interior design project.”


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