Berger Paints Bangladesh Limited (BPBL) has launched the Berger Award for Excellence in Architecture (BAEA) in association with the Institute of Architects Bangladesh (IAB) through a press conference held at the Pation Hall, Gulshan Club, on August 10.
Ar. Qazi M Arif addressed to the press about the process of the award, and also briefed about the prizing and the winner’s trophy that has been designed by eminent artist Md. Hamiduzzaman for the first time. Ar. Mubasshar Husain, President, Institute of Architects Bangladesh, and Berger officials including Rupali Chowdhury, Managing Director, Md Mohsin Habib Chowdhury, Sr. General Manager, Sales and Marketing, Shabbir Ahmad, Head – PPEZ, A.M.M Fazlur Rashid, Head – Channel Engagement, and Mohammad Tariqul Islam, Head – Prolinks, also attended the event. Earlier Berger had introduced the “Berger Young Architects’ Award” to acknowledge the mark of distinction in the field of architecture, and was later renamed to “Berger Award for Excellence in Architecture (BAEA)” in 2007. It is the momentous 10th edition of the BAEA awards this year, meaning, this initiative has traversed twenty years. This year, for the 10th cycle of the Berger Award for Excellence in Architecture, IAB and Berger jointly decided to invite projects under ‘Open Category’ to make the program more effective and successful.