Ganjam’s Flagship Store Wins UNESCO’s Prix Versailles 2016
Ganjam joint managing director Umesh Ganjam receiving the Prix Versailles 2016 from Cécile Buhagiar, interior architect senior project manager at IBLJ. Ganjam’s Bangalore flagship store has received an award for their interior store design by a jury of international architects and cultural experts at the Prix Versailles 2016, held at the UNESCO headquarters, for Commercial Architecture.
The Ganjam store, which was launched in October 2015 to commemorate the completion of 125 years of the brand, won the award for its store interiors. The store is designed by the renowned design personality, Denis Montel, managing & artistic director at the eminent French firm, RDAI.
This year’s award competition had nine international winning projects, located in Brazil, Cambodia, France, India Ganjam flagship store, Bangalore. and USA, as opposed to the inaugural 2015 edition, which only judged boutiques in France. Among the nine winning projects, Alexander McQueen’s Paris flagship store was rewarded for its Design, while the award for Store Exterior went to furniture store TOG – Phillipe Starck in São Paulo, Brazil. It also included prizes for hotels and restaurants for the first time.
The awards were held at UNESCO’s Paris headquarters on May 27, with Versailles mayor François de Mazières presiding over an international jury comprised of three architects, a stylist, a philosopher and a chef. Ambassadors from many countries were also in attendance to witness the award ceremony.