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Festival of Architecture & Interior Designing - New Delhi Edition 2023 (FOAID – A DECADE)

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As India’s most celebrated Festival of Architecture & Interior Designing proudly reaches its milestone 10th year, the excitement builds for the upcoming edition set to take place in New Delhi, continuing the legacy of design innovation.

Building upon the resounding success of the Mumbai Edition, the Festival of Architecture and Interior Design (FOAID) is geared up to dazzle in New Delhi on November 24th and 25th, 2023, hosted at the expansive NSIC Grounds Okhla. An unparalleled convergence of design brilliance, this event is set to welcome over 3000 creative minds, including 80+ esteemed speakers, 65+ influential jurors, and 1000+ dedicated delegates, fostering a global exchange of ideas and innovations in the architecture and design sphere.

The Design Manthan Conference in association with Classic Marble Company, will host a stellar lineup of esteemed speakers including Robert Greenwood (Snøhetta), Adina Bisek (GRIMSHAW), Kai-Uwe Bergmann (Bjarke Ingels Group), Hanif Kara (AKT II), Sanjay Puri (Sanjay Puri Architects), Zafar Chaudhary (Habitat Architects), Biju Kuriakose (architectureRED), Abin Chaudhuri (Abin Design Studio), Smaran Mallesh (Cadence Architects), Verendra Wakhloo (Matra Architects), Gayathri Shetty (Gayathri and Namith Architects), Madhav Raman (Anagram Architects), Dipen Gada (Dipen Gada & Associates), Ameet Mirpuri (Design Studio), Farah Ahmed (FADD Studio), Pierre Arnaud Cassin (Ultraconfidentiel Design), Sourabh Gupta (Archohm) and many more. The 20+ hours of conference features presentations, panel discussions and debates addressing the pressing needs & forefront challenges in the fraternity, vital for the industry's progression.

The grand 2-day festival promises an exhilarating array of elements to ignite the passion of design through a vast range of product exhibition, installations, projects on display and live competitions.

The Design Arena Exhibition stands as the cornerstone, where cutting-edge products by India’s leading architectural and design brands are exhibited. As a testament to innovation, the 10th year at FOAID also marks the launch of the International Furniture Pavilion—a brand-new initiative showcasing the forefront of global furniture design exhibited by leading international furniture brands, all at one space! Explore the trends and marvel at the ingenuity and craftsmanship unveiled live at the upcoming edition.

The arena also features compelling projects of top 150+ architects & designers displayed to gain inspiration from, and creative immersive design installations by students that the take centre stage. The ICA Creative Minds Next Competition celebrates architectural ingenuity by featuring the ongoing and unbuilt projects of inspiring firms. The Merino Architecture Ideas Competition hunts for the gen-next designers and budding architects with a meticulous process of presentations by 30 remarkable finalists evaluated live at FOAID by 70+ eminent jurors.

The festival not only offers an immersive experience but also creates a space for students to partake in candid conversations at "UNCENSORED Straight from the Heart," an exclusive session that provides unfiltered insights from celebrated architects. Adding an artistic flair to the festivities, FOAID's 'Expressions' Art Installation Competition shines a spotlight on handmade and functional art, craft, and sculptures by talented students from architecture, interior, and design institutes across the nation.

This multifaceted event aims to redefine the discourse on architecture and interior design, encouraging interaction, collaboration, and inspiration among global design enthusiasts.

FOAID is delighted to announce its collaboration with ‘Amazing Architecture’ as its digital media partner. This collaboration marks a pivotal juncture as FOAID 2023 readies to take the spotlight. Experience the vibrancy and dynamism of #FOAIDaDecade firsthand at the sprawling NSIC Grounds Okhla, an experience set to redefine your perception of design excellence. Stay connected and engaged with the latest updates by following FOAID on @foaidindia.in, their official Instagram handle, promising a window into the exciting world of architecture and interior design.

For more information and registration details, visit www.foaidindia.in

By Naser Nader Ibrahim

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