Gan­jam’s Flag­ship Store Wins UN­ESCO’s Prix Ver­sailles 2016

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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.

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