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ClayWorks wins the Coworking Sustainable Space of the Year award


ClayWorks Create was awarded the Coworking Sustainable Space of the Year at the Realty+ Coworking Summit & Awards 2022. The three-acre ClayWorks Create campus is one of the largest centers in ClayWorks’ portfolio with coworking and managed offices and is located in the historic BPL Medical campus. Many leading and emerging names in the coworking space participated in the summit and bringing home the sustainable space award showcased how Bengaluru’s startup culture continues to be at the forefront of change.   

Realty+ is one of the respected real estate magazines in India published by the media group Exchange4media – owners of other prominent publications such as Businessworld, Impact, etc. On February 11, Exchange4media organized its 3rd Realty+ CoWorking Summit & Awards. Each year, the summit invites nominations in different categories to recognize the impact made by key players in the coworking, managed office space. For the sustainable category, Realty+ sought nomination for co-working spaces with “demonstrable solutions implemented for an eco-friendly workplace,” where the “company’s environmental issues aligned with India’s Green initiatives.”  

The coworking jury included prominent names from the industry, namely, Alok Puri, associate executive director, head – BD, CRM & New Initiatives – Consulting & Valuations (India), CBRE; Badal Yagnik, MD, Tenant Representation, Cushman & Wakefield, India; Pallavi Shrivastava – MRICS LEED AP ID+C, head of Workplace Consulting, India Work Dynamics, JLL; Pankaj Karna, founder and MD, Maple Capital Advisors; Ramesh Nair, CEO (India) & managing director – Market Development (Asia), Colliers; and Sudip Nandy, senior advisor, ChrysCapital Advisors. 



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ClayWorks also presented the social sustainability aspect of Create. While it was not part of the judging criteria, it was nonetheless an intrinsic part of the Create campus. For instance, local manufacturers were chosen for furniture solutions instead of purchasing imported products –  a common practice in workspace design and build lately. ClayWorks supported the local economy at every step of the design and build process. Create also offers local NGOs access to meeting rooms for a nominal fee and supports social entrepreneurship-based startups by providing workspaces at affordable prices. Both the eco-sensitive solutions and the community impact of Create contributed towards this win at the national level. 

The award is a validation of our long-term vision of creating sustainable workspaces,” shares Rahul Singh, co-founder, and director, ClayWorks.

“When we started, we wanted our workspace to be impactful, not only for our clients but also in terms of the environment and the community. We are motivated to take our vision forward and reach a point where we not only reduce but avoid using resources that contribute negatively towards the environment.” 

Co-founder & director Abhijith Shashidhar adds, “For us, sustainability is not a fad, it is our commitment to the future generation.”

We are strong advocates of creating climate-responsive spaces that feature local materials. We used to build our homes sustainably in the past, why not build modern workspaces of global standards with these materials as well? We’ve seen that sustainable spaces can improve productivity because of good ventilation, optimal daylight, warm aesthetics, and enhanced comfort level.” 

With Bengaluru witnessing rapid urbanization and its adverse effects, ClayWorks is committed to a more responsible path to progress. It will continue to preserve the history and the environment of the city in partnership with its clients, vendors, and other stakeholders. ClayWorks hopes to be a facilitator of change in Bengaluru –  and soon in other cities –  as it realizes the future of work with its hybrid, sustainable, and managed workspaces. 

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