Yamuna River Project: New Delhi Urban Ecology, by Inaki Alday and Pankaj Vir Gupta, and published by Actar Publishers, was recently selected by DAM as one of the Top 10 Architectural Book of 2018.
The Frankfurt Book Fair and Deutsches Architekturmuseum (DAM) have awarded the International DAM Architectural Book Award for the tenth time in 2018. The highly respected prize is one of its kind in honoring the best architectural books every year.
Ninety-six architectural and art book publishers from all over the world accepted the joint invitation to participate. A jury made up of external experts and representatives of DAM met to select the year’s ten best architectural books from 238 entries. They based their decision on criteria such as design, content, quality of material and finishing, innovation, and topicality.
This year the external jury comprised: Bernd Kuchenbeiser (designer), Vladka Kupska (Book Fair Frankfurt), Dr. Annette Ludwig (Director Gutenbergmuseum / Mainz), Martin Seelinger (architect, treasurer of the Society of Friends of DAM), Jan Wenzel (Spector Books), and Stefanie Zoche (photographer).
The internal jurors were: Andrea Jürges (Deputy Director DAM), Dr. Annette Becker (curator DAM), Christina Budde (education curator DAM) and Oliver Elser (curator DAM).
The book presents the result of more than five consecutive years of focused research initiatives and designs from The University of Virginia School of Architecture and many other university collaborators towards the revitalization of New Delhi’s water bodies.
In collaboration with the Delhi Jal Board, The University of Virginia’s Yamuna River Project is an interdisciplinary research program, proposing to revitalize the ecology of the Yamuna River in New Delhi, and creating vital urban links with the Yamuna river, as it flows through India’s capital city.
UVA Provost, Thomas Katsouleas, described the project as the single largest, multi-disciplinary study at the University of Virginia.