For the first time ever in India, CROSSROADS 2016 will host the live presentations of all 61 shortlisted projects after the first tier Jury of IIA NATIONAL AWARDS 2015. With more than 500 entries from all over India , the shortlisted presentations will be the most awaited and most sought out event in the history of Indian Architecture.

Sanjay Puri
Sanjay Puri Architects
Chistropher Charles Benninger
Chistropher Charles Benninger Architects
Chitra Vishwanath
Biome Environmental Solutions
Vinu Daniel


Solano Benitez

Solano Benitez, born in 1963 in Asuncion, Paraguay, is one of the emerging figures of South American architecture

FAUNA architect (Faculty of Architecture at the National University of Asuncion) 1986 national architecture award 1989-1999 College of architects of Paraguay, Latin American Award finalist Mies van der Rohe, representative for Paraguay in the Venice Biennale, Sao Paulo and Lisbon capital of Latin American culture.

Visiting faculties in:

National University of Rosario, Mar del Plata, Santa Fe, Oberá, La Plata, Tucuman, Resistencia and Buenos Aires, Catholic University of Cordoba and Posadas, Torcuato di Tella University and University of Palermo in Buenos Aires

Sao Paulo, Mackenzie University, Escola da Cidade, State University of Sao Carlos, Umuarama and Belo Horizonte;

Catholic University of Santiago, Universidad Nacional Andres Bello and Universidad Diego Portales

Catholic University of Quito

Panama, Ithmus School of Architecture

Ricardo Palma University and Catholic University of Lima;

Madrid ETSAM

Arizona State University; Berkeley University of California, San Francisco University and the Harvard gsd latin. Case Cabinet architecture, professional society that currently shares with Alberto Marinoni and Gloria Cabral.

Main works:
Resort in Ytú (Paraguay) 1997-1998 Tomb in Priribebuy (Paraguay) 2000-2001 Unilever Headquarters Villa Elisa (Paraguay), 2000- 2001 Esmeraldina House, Asuncion (Paraguay), 2002 House Fanego, Asuncion (Paraguay), 2003 (with Sergio Fanego) Casa Abu & Font, Asuncion (Paraguay), 2005-2006 Casa Las Anitas, San Pedro (Paraguay) 2007-2008 Building Alhambra, San Lorenzo (Paraguay) afoot.

Bernard Khoury

Bernard Khoury studied architecture at the Rhode Island school of Design (BFA 1990 / B.Arch 1991). He received a Masters in Architectural Studies from Harvard University (M.Arch 1993).

In 2001, he was awarded by the municipality of Rome the honorable mention of the Borromini Prize given to architects under fourty years of age. In 2004, he was awarded the Architecture + Award. He is the co-founder of the Arab Center for Architecture.

He was a visiting professor at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, L’Ecole Spéciale d’Architecture in Paris and the American University of Beirut. He has lectured and exhibited his work in prestigious academic institutions in Europe and the U.S. including a solo show of his work given by the International Forum for Contemporary Architecture at the Aedes gallery in Berlin (2003) and numerous group shows including YOUprison at the Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo in Turin (2008) and Spazio at the opening show of the MAXXI museum in Rome (2010).

He was the co-curator and architect of the Kingdom of Bahrain’s national pavilion at the Venice Biennale’s 14th International Architecture Exhibition in 2014. His work has been extensively published by the professional press. Khoury started an independent practice in 1993. Over the past fifteen years, his office has developed an international reputation and a significant diverse portfolio of projects both locally and abroad.

Khoury, Bernard
DW5/ Bernard Khoury
Immeuble Societe Libanaise pour les Metaux
3rd floor, Street 56, Jisr 77, Quarantina
Beirut 2077 7209, Lebanon
T: +961 1 570 670

Peter Rich

Peter Rich is a principal architect at Peter Rich Architects in Johannesburg, South Africa, and Professor of Architecture at Witwatersrand University in Johannesburg. In 2011, he held the chair of the John Williams Fellowship at University of Arkansas Fay Jones School of Architecture. Arkansas students under his mentorship collaborated with students from the Department of Architecture at the Kigali Institute of Technology in Rwanda, in researching and designing appropriate sustainable urban housing for Rwandans. As an activist during the apartheid era, Rich documented indigenous settlements of the black population such as the Ndebele people, who faced displacement from the government. Rich studied South African vernacular architecture and informal housing, which prepared him to design social housing projects and community based Cultural tourism projects, after the fall of the apartheid regime in 1994 for the democratically elected government of Nelson Mandela. Rich has since developed a contemporary architectural vocabulary built upon sustained research of local context and close collaboration with communities. For the Mapungubwe Interpretation Centre (awarded the "Building of the Year" at the World Architecture Festival in 2009), completed with engineers John Ochsendorf of MIT and Michael Ramage, local craftsmen learned to build with ancient clay-tile vaulting techniques. Rich together with Michael Ramage and Tim Hall has recently established Light Earth Design, which is implementing projects in Central, East and North Africa. The recent Alexandra Heritage Center is a community space and center to record oral histories of residents in the historic township of Alexandra, where Mandela formulated his political resistance. In 2010, Rich was awarded the South African Institute of Architects Gold Medal, the Instituteʼs highest honor for his achievements in architecture.


The Indian Institute of Architects is a 99 year old establishment heading towards the centenary celebration next year. It is the only premier institution having fraternity fellowship of 20,000 plus architects in India. The institute’s objectives are to promote the professional practice and upgrade the architectural education in India, by conducting seminars, conferences, workshops and various competitions, via its well spread network of state level chapters and city level centres covering pan India.

Annual features of the Institute are The National Convention, Young Architects Festival, Institute’s premier league Cricket match tournaments and IIA National Awards for Excellence in Architecture.

The IIA NATIONAL AWARDS were initiated in the year 1989. This is the only National level Award presented to the deserving architects by its own fraternity members’ organization. The Awards are given in various categories.

After 25 glorious years, this year’s Awards are going to be even more innovative by having a complete upgrade of the existing format introducing two tier Jury process and live shortlisted presentations.


CROSSROADS will also witness one of its kind panel discussion with all Jury members, shortlisted participants and delegates engaged in an intense debate on the contemperory state of architecture in India. With 61 projects presented in a day ending with the grand panel discussion, CROSSROADS is all set to stage the most intense debates and deliberations in Indian architecture.


Project exhibition from Crossroads 2014
CROSSROADS 2016 will also host a world class exhibition of sheets repeating all shortlisted projects. The exhibiton will be a testimony of contemporary architecture practice in India with a wide variety of pallette.


All the architects presenting in the shortlisted presentations will stand the chance of being awarded the most prestigious CROSSROADS PROJECT OF THE YEAR AWARD. Project of the year will be selected by the grand jury and through voting by delegates.

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