On April 28th, Saint-Gobain awarded prizes for the 13th edition of its International Gypsum Trophy. From the Americas to Asia, from Europe to Africa, the company’s most talented and skilled Gypsum installers competed in six categories: Plasterboard, Plaster, Residential, Non-Residential, Innovation and Ceilings, for the chance to win one of 15 prizes. Two prizes were awarded in each category: the Winner and the 2nd Prize.

Saint-Gobain awarded prizes for the 13th edition

From India, four contractors were nominated for five projects, with two of them receiving recognition for their outstanding work. Gyproc India secured second prize in the Plasterboard category with contracting firm Ambience Interiors for the Meta office project in Gurugram - a 135,000 sqft office spread over six floors that also houses the ‘Centre for Fuelling India’s New Economy.’

The building was designed to incorporate spaces that blend real, online, virtual, and augmented worlds, with artworks by renowned Indian artists. The building has also been awarded LEED Platinum Certification by USGBC. In the Residential Category with contracting firm DHIPL Projects, India won second prize for DY Patil University hostel blocks, which were constructed in three phases with a complex overhanging truss-supported structure spanning over 37,000 sqm.

“The International Gypsum Trophy is a great opportunity for all of us at Saint-Gobain Gyproc to directly connect with our customers, craftsmen, and contractors, with whom we can share our knowledge and also learn from, and who are best able to demonstrate the benefits of our materials and use them to the greatest advantage. We are dedicated to developing the skills and knowledge of our customers and we reward their loyalty through this International Gypsum Trophy,” said Venkat Subramanian, MD, Gypsum, Insulation and Mortars (Saint-Gobain India).