PNNNew Delhi [India], May 25: For the first time in its 21-year history, 50 Best branches into the field of design with the launch of theThe selection of Anirudh Singhal, founder of Haus of Bars by SpeedX, as a judge for the Bar Design Awards, making him the Indian judge to participate in the prestigious global event. Anirudh's entrepreneurial journey began in 2011 with SpeedX, leading him to create award-winning bars, including eight of India's entries for the coveted list of Asia's 50 Best Bar in 2022. His selection is a testament to the growing importance and influence of the Indian bar industry on the global stage, resulting in increased visibility and recognition for Indian bartenders, designers, and bar owners. Singhal's participation in the selection process for the Bar Design Awards will help raise the profile of Indian bar design and showcase the country's talent and potential to the rest of the world. The World's 50 Best Bars is a highly respected organization that has become a global authority on the bar industry, and Singhal's appointment will undoubtedly have a positive impact on the Indian bar industry.
What to expect when applyingThe Bareksten Best Bar Design Award has been created to reward bars across the globe for thoughtful design and will go beyond style and taste to hit touchpoints of accessibility, sustainability and appropriateness for its market. The judges will assess each entry based on six criteria.
Innovation - does the design stand out and provide something new or unique to the bar world?Aesthetics - grading of the artistic value of the bar, including its design, shape, colour, texture, finish and engineeringAccessibility - consideration of all guests' access to all areas of the bar and its facilities, as well as an assessment of its safety for guests and staffErgonomics - functionality of the bar space, including bar stations, access to fridges, the height of the speed rail and access to the back bar. How easy the bar is for guests to navigate and how smooth the flow is through its facilitiesEcological compatibility - the potential environmental and ecological impact of the bar, considering its use of materials and processes used in the build. How responsibly it uses energy and interacts with its environment. Essentially, is the bar built to stand the test of time?Emotional quotient - in addition to fulfilling its practical purpose, does the design create a sense of enjoyment and satisfaction?As well as crafting a written entry that addresses the criteria, bars will also be asked to provide photos, schematic drawings, architectural plans and a video walk-through of their venue.
Entries are now open to the all-new Bareksten Best Bar Design Award, which is available to any bar, anywhere in the world. The winner will be revealed atAnirudh Singhal, Founder of Haus of Bars by SpeedX, selected as the Indian jury member for World's 50 Best Bar Design Awards.
Meet the judgesThe award will be judged by a panel of industry experts including (clockwise from top left) Anirudh Singhal, Paul Semple, Alia Akkam, Scott Baird, Shaun Clarkson and Bethan Ryder.
When the entry phase closes on 6th June, six of the greatest minds in hospitality design will whittle the applicants down to a final three, who will be invited to Singapore to attend The World's 50 Best Bars ceremony to discover the winner. The judges who helped design the award's criteria and will select the winner are:If you frequent a bar where the design makes you happy, suggest that they apply to be named the first-ever winner of the Bareksten Best Bar Design Award. The application window will be open for just six weeks, so bar owners and designers should check out theThe 15th edition ofFor more information about The World's 50 Best Bar Design Awards and to see the full list of judges, visit the website at(Disclaimer: The above press release has been provided by PNN. ANI will not be responsible in any way for the content of the same)