Hotel Pilibhit House
Honorable Mention in Interior Design –– Living Space
Prashant Bhat Photography
Pradeep Sachdeva Design Associates
Prasad Heritage Projects Pvt. Ltd
The project is a kaleidoscope of cultural influences and civilizations, an idea demonstrated by the holy city of Haridwar where people from all over come to attain Moksha. The ancient facets of the hotel have been refurbished to celebrate Lord Shiva's influence. The design was conceptually driven, highlighting the four phases of life or Purusharth as per Hindu Philosophy, i.e., Dharma (righteousness); Artha (meaning of life); Kama (pleasure, love); and Moksha (liberation- the ultimate destination) translated into a contemporary setting.
People are driven to Haridwar for moksha, in life and beyond with the large entry doorway symbolizing Dharma, recreated along the banks of the river to emphasize the exact representation further. The courtyard exemplifies Artha with accentuated lighting and gives the residents a direct view of the lounge and other rooms. The hotel accommodates many rooms of different sizes and views, all luxuriously designed as suites with a contemporary interior grammar. All the public areas are devised to denote Kama and Ganga Ji is the ultimate destination for Moksha.
Bio Designers Group, a leading core hospitality firm in India, founded by Ar. Khozema Chitalwala & Sujata Chitalwala, has an experience of 3 decades. Believing in simple yet ground-breaking design, the firm outlines smart & user-interactive concepts.
The underlying creative expressions of the firm’s style – Luxury and Simplicity – though diabolically opposite in character, co-exist harmoniously in all they do! The way they infuse a sense of warmth with luxury in starkly detailed design marvels is remarkable.
The notion is to carve out a niche for themselves and establish a glocal brand value.
Other prizes Designers Group’s project Devi Ratn has recently been awarded by World Architecture Award in the 34th cycle and Estrade Award 2020 in Leisure Interior category. A private residence designed by them has also won Estrade Award 2020 in Interior Design- Private Residence category.