About Transparence

India’s largest Architectural Design Competition for aspiring architects and designers is here in its 16th edition. A property of Saint-Gobain India Private Limited – Glass Business in association with Ethos, Transparence has always been the most looked-forward-to event by the budding architectural community for the opportunity it presents and the platform it offers like no other. Over the years, it has been the single biggest convergence of the best brains in the architecture and design fraternity mentoring the most promising and potential talent, together architecting the future of our country’s architecture and design landscape.

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India’s largest Architectural Design Competition, Transparence is back and this year, it is about self sufficiency in today’s times. Not only have our lifestyles changed due to the pandemic, we are in the era of innovative and fast evolving technology. Our homes too have seen an evolution in the way we understand space- from being a habitat where one mostly spent a few luxury hours of the day, to becoming the epicentre of our daily lives as we move about from one chore to another. A self-sufficient complex for living, working, studying, recreation etc. is thus the need of the hour.

To make Transparence more inclusive this year, we are introducing a poster design contest competition for undergraduate students from 1st and 2nd year of architecture and design colleges. The winning entry will be decided by a review panel and used as the official poster for Transparence 16.

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Elevating Architecture Design with Glass

The Torre de Cristal at Madrid is an office building with the architecture design intended to look like a cut crystal. At 249 m and 52 floors, the glass tower is the second highest building in Spain.

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Aspiration is Channelized Passion

Glass inspires. To aspire for the skies, to aspire for a walk in the clouds, to aspire for architecture that scales new heights of glory. And when it is about high performance glass, the result is a spectacular expression of class, contemporary style and classic architecture – Cyberwalk – the first LEED Gold certified building in Manesar, Gurgaon.

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Saifee Hospital is not only the most prominent and beautiful building in the skyline of Mumbai, but is a unique outcome of a symbiotic relationship between an architect, his client and Saint-Gobain Glass India.

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