ARCHITECT: CHRISTOPHER CHARLES BENNINGER ARCHITECTS (CCBA)
Visiting India in 1968 on a Fulbright Scholarship, Christopher Benninger, trained in urban planning and architecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard, began a journey that was to change the course of his life. Moving to India in 1972, he founded schools, prepared plans for the governments of India, Bhutan, Nepal, Malaysia, Indonesia and Sri Lanka, and set up Christopher Charles Benninger Architects (CCBA).
Now in its 17th year, CCBA’s professional architects, urban designers, urban planners, landscape architects, interior designers and engineers have a national reputation for design excellence, many awards and a rich and extensive body of work that includes the Mahindra United World College of India, the “Suzlon One Earth” world headquarters and the National Ceremonial Plaza at Thimphu, Bhutan. CCBA has recently been awarded some of India’s most sought after commissions, including the AzimPremji University at Bengaluru, the Indian Institute of Technology at Hyderabad, and the Indian Institute of Management at Kolkata. While Christopher Benninger himself has received, among other honours, the “Golden Architect Award for Lifetime Achievement”
SPA PARTNER: EVASON BY SIX SENSES
A part of the globally renowned Six Senses Resorts and Spas group, Evason is guided by its philosophy of Redefining Experiences. Along with a Six Senses spa, an Evason resort experience offers contemporary style, personalised service, traditional and modern dining and entertainment options and true luxury. Evason is also known for its strong family orientation, creating specialized services and experiences for children. Based in Thailand, Evason blends ancient Asian hospitality with modern luxury, to offer guests a sublime experience.
GOLF DESIGNER: GREG NORMAN GOLF COURSE DESIGN (GNGCD)
Founded by Greg Norman, one of the most prolific international players and most respected personalities in golf ’s history, GNGCD benefits greatly from the master’s experience playing in many of the world's greatest golf courses over the span of his 25-year career. Headquartered in Florida, GNGCD has created more than 75 golf courses on six continents, garnering many prestigious awards for design.
Greg Norman's golf course designs are known to be environmentally sensitive, adhering to a 'least disturbance' approach right through the design, pre-construction and construction process. With a design that is challenging, playable and aesthetic, a GNGCD golf course creates a memorable golf experience for players of all skill levels, blending seamlessly with its surroundings so that it seems to have been part of the landscape for generations.
LANDSCAPE DESIGN: PBB
Named after its founder, Prabhakar B. Bhagwat, PBB is arguably India’s most influential landscape design firm, defining and establishing several design typologies, winning national and international awards and being hand-picked for the most prestigious projects. With a deep commitment to furthering the boundaries of landscape design in India, PBB’s expertise spans every aspect, from design to engineering to lighting to water management.