India's Top Builders 2021
Real Estate

India's Top Builders 2021

No second wave of the pandemic or lockdown came in the way of bringing the architects and builders fraternity together! The 16th CONSTRUCTION WORLD Architect & Builder Awards (CWAB) Awards, held on Friday, August 20, 2021, recognised and awarded 36 leading architects and builders in India, for the second time virtually.

Who made to this year’s India’s Top Builders awards? Read on to know…

Sixteen years ago, the CWAB Awards were initiated to recognise and award excellence in process and execution. And ever since, they are known to be the Oscars of the design and building industry! Year-on-year, the CWAB Awards have followed a painstaking process of recognising excellence. And this year once again celebrates design excellence with a unique theme – RE-ACT: REACT: To respond to the Environment with Awareness, Creativity and Technology.

The CWAB Awards 2021 was graced by Guest of Honour Dr Vibha Dhawan, Director General, TERI. The event was co-powered by Flais Granito.

Pratap Padode, Founder, ASAPP Info Global Group and FIRST Construction Council, and Editor-in-Chief, CONSTRUCTION WORLD, gave the perfect start to the event. In his welcome address, he said, “Our nation just completed 75 years of independence and India is poised to accelerate its spending on building its infrastructure with its Rs111 trillion National Infrastructure Pipeline (NIP) plan with huge investments in roads, railways, metro rail, renewable power, energy, airports and ports. The agenda in the NIP is huge and the building industry has a huge opportunity too. Technology has begun to play an important role in the building industry. The romance of architecture is in its creativity. A delicate balance between art and practicality. Our rules try to reign the flagrant violation of the National Building Code but they end up throttling creativity. Economic considerations too challenge creativity. This is where visionaries are required for modelling cities as they can undertake the adventure of creation. CWAB Awards hopes the see that we raise the bar of excellence as we move towards building India into a $5 trillion economy. Here's congratulating the winners who have the spotlight on them and wishing them the best!”

In her keynote address, said Dr Vibha Dhawan, Director General, TERI, “The Indian construction industry is expected to register a growth of 13 per cent in 2021 and each of your valuable contribution to the built environment are what will make our country future ready. The theme for the 16th CWAB Awards 2021 is RE-ACT: To respond to the Environment (especially the pandemic which we are recently facing) with Awareness, Creativity and Technology. This is an apt selection in tune with the need of the hour. It calls upon us, the construction industry, to evolve in response to two of the greatest challenges faced by mankind – climate change and the crisis occurring because of associated changes, and the ongoing pandemic. 2021 has been evidence that climate change is upon us and we must act now to ensure the sustenance of our planet. The creation of robust systems, processes and infrastructure that can withstand disasters and assure preparedness of habitat is of vital importance today. We need to discuss and deliberate on furtherance of sustainable construction in India and the world, while also accounting for uncertainty. It will take the continued effort of capable or experienced individuals like you to build a secure and sustainable future.”

When we speak of responding to the environment, there are especially two aspects of development that needs to be addressed. “Firstly, decarbonisation – the deduction of carbon dioxide emissions through the use of low power carbon sources achieving a lower output of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere and the first step to mitigate climate change. The second is an evolution of building technologies and way of life to cater to the new normal that has been thrust upon us,” added Dr Dhawan.

The greatest economic benefits are realised when impact on the environment and on people are addressed jointly. It starts from the construction or rather the building design, Dr Dhawan went on to add. “Construction is a multi-faceted industry and each development a collaborative effort. As we emerge from the pandemic, I am certain that each of you will remain a frontrunner in promoting sustainability and resilience. We must collectively strive to spearhead the transition towards a more environment-friendly lifestyle and provide long term solutions that hold strong even in these challenging times.”

India’s Top Builders

His year, the winners of the CW ARCHITECT AND BUILDER AWARDS (CWAB) 2021 - India’s Top Builders category included (alphabetically):
  • BRIGADE GROUP
  • EMBASSY PROPERTY DEVELOPMENTS
  • GODREJ PROPERTIES
  • MAHINDRA LIFESPACE DEVELOPERS
  • MINDSPACE BUSINESS PARKS REIT
  • PRESTIGE GROUP
  • Build-Talk

    On his part, Mohit Malhotra, Managing Director & CEO, Godrej Properties, thanked CONSTRUCTION WORLD for honouring the firm with the India’s Top Builders Award 2021. “This award is a recognition of the efforts we are making towards sustainable development and towards customer sensitive designs. I would like to say thank you on behalf of the entire team for giving us this recognition.”

    Arvind Subramanian, Managing Director & CEO, shared, “At Mahindra Lifespaces, we doubled our efforts to make residential spaces, communities and townships resilient and adaptive to the changing patterns of living and working. Our developments are also environmentally sustainable in every aspect, from construction to operations. We have made significant strides in our journey towards digitisation and user-centric inclusive designs that deliver inspiration, cultural connectedness and quality of lives.” Jitu Virwani, Chairman & Managing Director, Embassy Group, thanked CWAB for recognising the firm’s efforts. “At Embassy, we are all proud to receive this award. There is huge amount of awareness regarding the environment, technology and creativity in the company right now. We are designing buildings and projects that are way ahead of the time, keeping all the pandemic issues in mind.”

    “The theme currently being sustainability to fight the climate change that the world is facing, Brigade Group is conscious of this fact and we are actively involved in developing a number of LEED Platinum-rated and Gold-rated buildings, having done many already,” said MR Jaishankar, Chairman & Managing Director, Brigade Group. “Going forward, we are also engaging in bringing in a lot of technology into real estate.”

    Click here for CWAB’s other categories of Awards

  • India’s Top Builders
  • India’s Top Architect & Builder in the Regionals category – East, West, North, South
  • Noteworthy Projects
  • In case you have missed it, you can now watch the CWAB Awards here. 

    No second wave of the pandemic or lockdown came in the way of bringing the architects and builders fraternity together! The 16th CONSTRUCTION WORLD Architect & Builder Awards (CWAB) Awards, held on Friday, August 20, 2021, recognised and awarded 36 leading architects and builders in India, for the second time virtually. Who made to this year’s India’s Top Builders awards? Read on to know… Sixteen years ago, the CWAB Awards were initiated to recognise and award excellence in process and execution. And ever since, they are known to be the Oscars of the design and building industry! Year-on-year, the CWAB Awards have followed a painstaking process of recognising excellence. And this year once again celebrates design excellence with a unique theme – RE-ACT: REACT: To respond to the Environment with Awareness, Creativity and Technology. The CWAB Awards 2021 was graced by Guest of Honour Dr Vibha Dhawan, Director General, TERI. The event was co-powered by Flais Granito. Pratap Padode, Founder, ASAPP Info Global Group and FIRST Construction Council, and Editor-in-Chief, CONSTRUCTION WORLD, gave the perfect start to the event. In his welcome address, he said, “Our nation just completed 75 years of independence and India is poised to accelerate its spending on building its infrastructure with its Rs111 trillion National Infrastructure Pipeline (NIP) plan with huge investments in roads, railways, metro rail, renewable power, energy, airports and ports. The agenda in the NIP is huge and the building industry has a huge opportunity too. Technology has begun to play an important role in the building industry. The romance of architecture is in its creativity. A delicate balance between art and practicality. Our rules try to reign the flagrant violation of the National Building Code but they end up throttling creativity. Economic considerations too challenge creativity. This is where visionaries are required for modelling cities as they can undertake the adventure of creation. CWAB Awards hopes the see that we raise the bar of excellence as we move towards building India into a $5 trillion economy. Here's congratulating the winners who have the spotlight on them and wishing them the best!” In her keynote address, said Dr Vibha Dhawan, Director General, TERI, “The Indian construction industry is expected to register a growth of 13 per cent in 2021 and each of your valuable contribution to the built environment are what will make our country future ready. The theme for the 16th CWAB Awards 2021 is RE-ACT: To respond to the Environment (especially the pandemic which we are recently facing) with Awareness, Creativity and Technology. This is an apt selection in tune with the need of the hour. It calls upon us, the construction industry, to evolve in response to two of the greatest challenges faced by mankind – climate change and the crisis occurring because of associated changes, and the ongoing pandemic. 2021 has been evidence that climate change is upon us and we must act now to ensure the sustenance of our planet. The creation of robust systems, processes and infrastructure that can withstand disasters and assure preparedness of habitat is of vital importance today. We need to discuss and deliberate on furtherance of sustainable construction in India and the world, while also accounting for uncertainty. It will take the continued effort of capable or experienced individuals like you to build a secure and sustainable future.” When we speak of responding to the environment, there are especially two aspects of development that needs to be addressed. “Firstly, decarbonisation – the deduction of carbon dioxide emissions through the use of low power carbon sources achieving a lower output of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere and the first step to mitigate climate change. The second is an evolution of building technologies and way of life to cater to the new normal that has been thrust upon us,” added Dr Dhawan. The greatest economic benefits are realised when impact on the environment and on people are addressed jointly. It starts from the construction or rather the building design, Dr Dhawan went on to add. “Construction is a multi-faceted industry and each development a collaborative effort. As we emerge from the pandemic, I am certain that each of you will remain a frontrunner in promoting sustainability and resilience. We must collectively strive to spearhead the transition towards a more environment-friendly lifestyle and provide long term solutions that hold strong even in these challenging times.” India’s Top Builders His year, the winners of the CW ARCHITECT AND BUILDER AWARDS (CWAB) 2021 - India’s Top Builders category included (alphabetically): BRIGADE GROUP EMBASSY PROPERTY DEVELOPMENTS GODREJ PROPERTIESMAHINDRA LIFESPACE DEVELOPERSMINDSPACE BUSINESS PARKS REIT PRESTIGE GROUP Build-Talk On his part, Mohit Malhotra, Managing Director & CEO, Godrej Properties, thanked CONSTRUCTION WORLD for honouring the firm with the India’s Top Builders Award 2021. “This award is a recognition of the efforts we are making towards sustainable development and towards customer sensitive designs. I would like to say thank you on behalf of the entire team for giving us this recognition.” Arvind Subramanian, Managing Director & CEO, shared, “At Mahindra Lifespaces, we doubled our efforts to make residential spaces, communities and townships resilient and adaptive to the changing patterns of living and working. Our developments are also environmentally sustainable in every aspect, from construction to operations. We have made significant strides in our journey towards digitisation and user-centric inclusive designs that deliver inspiration, cultural connectedness and quality of lives.” Jitu Virwani, Chairman & Managing Director, Embassy Group, thanked CWAB for recognising the firm’s efforts. “At Embassy, we are all proud to receive this award. There is huge amount of awareness regarding the environment, technology and creativity in the company right now. We are designing buildings and projects that are way ahead of the time, keeping all the pandemic issues in mind.” “The theme currently being sustainability to fight the climate change that the world is facing, Brigade Group is conscious of this fact and we are actively involved in developing a number of LEED Platinum-rated and Gold-rated buildings, having done many already,” said MR Jaishankar, Chairman & Managing Director, Brigade Group. “Going forward, we are also engaging in bringing in a lot of technology into real estate.” Click here for CWAB’s other categories of Awards:  India’s Top Builders India’s Top Architect & Builder in the Regionals category – East, West, North, South Noteworthy Projects In case you have missed it, you can now watch the CWAB Awards here. 

    Related Stories

    Hi There!

    Now get regular updates from CW Magazine on WhatsApp!

    Click on link below, message us with a simple hi, and SAVE our number

    You will have subscribed to our Construction News on Whatsapp! Enjoy

    +91 86574 75330

    Reach out to us

    Call us at +91 8108603000 or

    Schedule a Call Back