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Odisha’s Krushi Bhavan Wins 10th Annual AZ Awards 2020

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Odisha's-Krushi-Bhawan-bags-'AZ-Award-2020'On September 18, 2020 Krushi Bhavan, a facility developed for the State’s Department of Agriculture & Farmers’ Empowerment located in Bhubaneswar, Odisha won 10th annual AZ Awards 2020 as People’s Choice Winner under the category social good. The awards were revealed at its first-ever virtual AZ Awards Gala. The 12,077-square-metre Krushi Bhavan is one among 20 winners and the only winner from India.

  • Naveen Patnaik, Chief Minister of Odisha dedicated this award to farmers and artisans of the state.

Points to be noted

i.Krushi Bhavan is the 1st government building of India to feature in Dezeen, an international journal on architecture in August 2020.

ii.It bagged Surface Design Awards 2020 in the categories of Public Building Exterior, Public Building Interior and Supreme Winner.

Key Info– The October 2020 issue of Azure will unveil the 20 winners of the 10th annual AZ Awards

About AZ Awards

i.AZ Awards was launched by AZURE in 2011. AZURE Publishing is a leading multi-platform media brand focusing on contemporary architecture and design. 

ii.It is an international architecture and design competition to recognize excellence and innovation, and also to showcase the world’s best projects, products and ideas.

ii.The winners will receive the AZ Awards trophy among other recognition.

Gist about Krushi Bhavan

i.Krushi Bhavan’s architectural structure is based on typical Ikkat saree pattern, conceptualised and implemented by the Odisha Industrial Infrastructure Development Corporation(IDCO) reflects the cultural heritage of Odisha.

ii.In 2013, this project worth 2013 was commissioned. The project was designed by Studio Lotus, a Delhi Based architectural firm. It was opened for the public on september 20, 2018.

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