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Architect T.M. Cyriac, whose firm recently won an award for heritage architecture design, talks about restoration of property and the importance of academic debate on architecture

Converting a 110-year-old palatial home into a heritage hotel is not an enviable task, but it is one architect T.M. Cyriac and his team pulled off. And their efforts were rewarded when Cyriac’s firm Environmental Creations bagged top honours in the Heritage Architecture Design category at the inaugural NDTV Design and Architecture of the Year Awards. The firm won the award for its work on Chidambara Vilas, a Chettinadu heritage hotel located in Pudukottai.

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NDTV design and architecture award 2014

We are happy to announce that Chidambara Vilas has won the Heritage Architecture Design of the Year award from NDTV this year.

Design and architecture are inseparable components of modern households, hotels and spas. In an effort to recognize the best efforts invested in the architecture industry under different segments, NDTV has now started presenting its first ever Design & Architecture Awards in partnership with GROHE, powered by Autodesk.
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The Chembian Restaurant in Sangam Hotel, Trichy is hosting a food festival spanning 9 days from 11th to 19th January, 2014 between 7 PM and 11 PM. The cuisine will follow Chettinad style featuring various vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes.

The Chembian is an excellent fine dining spot in Trichy giving you the right ambiance and cutlery. The hotel is located in Collector’s Office Road in Trichy and can be contacted via telephone at 0431-4244555 and 0431 -2414700. For more details you can visit the site -Sangam Hotels, Trichy

chettinad food fest

Sangam Hotels is holding its most colorful event this New Year eve with its Mardi Gras Night at Sangam Hotel, Trichy on December 31st between 8 PM and 12 AM.

Mardi Gras, known for its very colorful costumes and music is going to give a new dimension to your New Year celebration. Entry is available for child, adult and couple at Rs. 999/-, Rs. 1999/- and Rs. 2,999/- respectively.

The major highlights of the event include a delicious menu in addition to cinematic dance and karaoke. The music features Tamil, Hindi, Punjabi and English DJs to blow your mind with exotic music. Further, you get to hear the best collections of cine professionals.

Book now at the Collector’s Office by calling 9843348542, 0431 – 4244506 and 0431 – 4244520.


Date: 31-Dec-2013
Venue: Sangam Hotel, Trichy

Maradi Gras

Interesting Facts About the Brihadeeshwara Temple of Tanjore
A study in Oriental architecture or history is certainly incomplete without a mention of the Tanjore Brihadeeshwara Temple or the Tanjore Periya Kovil (Big Temple). This imposing structure was built by Raja Raja Cholan and his sister Kundavai, both ardent devotees of Lord Shiva. It was constructed by the King at the height of the Chola reign to signify his power and strength. Here are a few facts not known about this Chola temple of Thanjavur:
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