Sanjay Puri Architects has won the MIPIM Artchitectural Review Future Project Award for its upcoming project, Mumbai Sky Court

Indian Architectural Firm, Sanjay Puri Architects was the overall winner at the MIPIM Architectural Review Future Project Award. MIPIM, one of the world’s largest real estate conventions, celebrated its 25th anniversary at Cannes, France from March 11 to 14. Attended by developers and architects from around the globe, the exhibitions, talks and discussions, forums and networking event saw participation from 20,500 delegates this year, according to a press release.

The MIPIM Architectural Review Future Project Awards, concurrent with the exhibition, now in its 12th year is the only competition focusing exclusively on future projects. They celebrate excellence in unbuilt or incomplete projects spanning across twelve categories including master planning, big urban projects, retail and leisure, offices, residential, mixed use, tall buildings, sports and stadiums, old and new, retrofit and sustainability.

Sanjay Puri and his team created a 22-storeyed building that derived its concept from the typical Indian courtyard house.

The project, which is currently on the drawing board and has been designed for Tanash Environments is intended to create distinctive housing with large, open plan spaces and open rooms in a location with high density, high rise residential and commercial buildings.

Organic in character, the high rise structure has been designed to contrast with the repetitive nature of nearby building designs. The project forms a rectilinear block which rises to create a four-level parking podium and garden before transforming into a monolithic vertical mass with deep punctuations. Meanwhile, the building’s garden is elevated higher than a nearby flyover and arterial road, and the rooftop features landscaped and community spaces.

To be built amidst 60, 80 ad 100-storeyed towers, the architects created an introverted design so that the apartments would not feel dwarfed or lose their sense of privacy in response to the surrounding developments.

Sanjay Puri Architects have been previous winners at MIPIM in 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2013, having won a total of eight commendations and one category win earlier.