Studio Symbiosis

Studio Symbiosis


  • Practice: Studio Symbiosis
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  • Firm Location: Stuttgart, Delhi
  • Country: India, Germany
  • Year: 2010

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Amit Gupta

Amit Gupta is the Founding Partner of Studio Symbiosis, an architectural practice based out of Stuttgart and New Delhi. Born in Delhi, he moved to London in 2004 to pursue his Masters in Architecture and Urbanism from Architectural Association and upon graduation he joined Zaha Hadid Architects from 2006 till 2010. Notably Amit has won the prestigious 40 under 40 by Perceive Global Hong Kong. 2 years in a row he was awarded Hotel Architect of the year by IDE and was also featured by CNN style. He was recently featured in Forbes India: the bold club – Top 30 Architects India.

Amit started his own practice in 2010 by winning the prestigious Athletic Ripples sports complex Competition. Studio Symbiosis has since been involved in projects of various scales and sectors, encompassing spheres of Urbanism, Commercial, Residential and Master planning projects. His design ethos a strong focus on computational design fused with sustainable design solutions to achieve a rich spatial landscape creating a performance driven space.

He has won a number of International awards including, German Design Award, Iconic Award, International Property awards, A Design award, most innovative hotel architect of the year, World Architecture Community.

He gave a TEDx talk at Bremen Germany 2015 on the topic of “Performative Aesthetics”. He also spoke at Smart Geometry Hong Kong, A.A. Visiting School Bangalore and Delhi. CNN style covered the work done by him at Studio Symbiosis in a feature, which was titled “These rising architectural stars could change India’s skylines forever”.

Some of his key projects include; Bangalore Train Station, Gwalior Train Station, 890 Acre Eco Park Delhi (Biggest man made bio diversity park in India), Hilton Kathmandu, 1250 Acre Trans Ganga Masterplan, 1125 Allahabad Masterplan, 1500 Acres Ranchi Masterplan, 10 Acre Hyderabad group housing, to name a few.

Britta Knobel Gupta

Born in Stuttgart Germany, Britta Knobel Gupta pursued her Architectural studies in Konstanz Germany and Lyon France. She received a scholarship in 2004 to study M. Arch and Urbanism DRL from Architectural Association School of Architecture London. In 2006 she joined Zaha Hadid Architects and was involved in a number of seminal projects as Lead Project Architect which achieved international acclaim; Abu Dhabi Performing Arts Centre Broad Art Museum in Michigan and the Dubai opera house. She is also a professor at various architectural schools in Britain, Germany and India.

In 2010, Britta Knobel Gupta co-founded Studio Symbiosis Architects with Amit Gupta.

She has been awarded in her early career with the Newcomer Award 2002 and in 2014 the prestigious 40 under 40 Europe (the next new talented generation of European architects and designers). She has also been awarded the International Property Award for Best Hotel project of the year, Finalist in WAF and has also served as a part of the esteemed Jury at WAF held in November ’17. She will be returning as a judge to WAF Lisbon in 2022.

She has also received the Estrade International Award, Iconic Award, German Design award and Golden A’ Design Award for her notable contributions to the fields of architecture, design and landscape. As an invited speaker she gave prominent talks at TEDx Germany, Smart Geometry Hong Kong and CIBF Congress by AIT in Hamburg Germany and was featured by CNN.

She received the award for best hospitality architect of the year 2017 from IDE and is a winner of the esteemed WADE Award 2022.

Her design philosophy fuses sustainability and computational optimization to create smarter, more ecologically sound solutions. Blurring the lines between landscape and architecture and allowing nature to permeate within the built is a defining feature of her practice and can be reflected in her work.

Practice Ideology

Studio Symbiosis is an architectural, master planning & interior design studio based in Stuttgart Germany and Delhi NCR India involved in projects of various scales and sectors. The design philosophy is to create integrated design solutions imbibing amalgamated, efficient, robust, and sustainable designs leading to performative architecture. The research and intent of the practice are to create a performance as a design driver, to achieve Sustainable and Smart buildings.

This integration of performance-based aesthetics exists in nature everywhere around us. Nature has tested and evolved these systems through iterative processes to create robust and elegant design solutions. The complexity of the various subsystems is selectively articulated to generate the final design solution. The practice believes that with computational tools it is possible to create elegant design solutions driven by performance.

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