Nippon Paint Philippine opens the Asia Young Designer Awards (AYDA), in search for talented Interior Designers and Architects for the year 2019 during a media launch held at the Hotel Jen in Pasay City. Now on its 11th year, AYDA 2019, which carries the theme “FORWARD: A Sustainable Future,” encourages bright and creative Architecture and Interior Design students to use their talents to transform future environments and create significant impact in the succeeding generations by providing practical design solutions.
Today, designers face the challenge of providing a balance between urbanization and sustainability, at a time when digitalization or connectivity takes over inter-personal bonding, when going local should also be fit for global appreciation. Which needs should prevail, the individual or that of the community? It is up to this new breed of architecture and interior design students to come up with designs that are realistic within the urban context and totally sustainable for future generations to come.
The AYDA 2019 is a design competition open to Architecture and Interior Design students (third-year onwards). Each student is allowed to submit One (1) entry. Deadline for submission of entries is on November 22, 2019. The entry should be in a CD or USB in a folder marked “Presentation Board” with files in JPEG format at 300dpi resolution, together with a present copy of a valid school ID, a completely filled-out entry form together with a 2 x 2 photo (300dpi) in JPEG format and should be mailed to Nezrald Landicho of Nippon Paint Marketing, Nippon Paint (Coatings) Philippines, Inc., G/F CSP Building, 173 EDSA, Mandaluyong City.
Criteria for judging in the Architecture category is Sustainable Design Concept (20%), Design Innovation (15%), Color Usage (10%), Planning and Functionality (20%), Sustainability and Relevance (15%), Aesthetic and Visual Impact (10%), Theme Compatibility and Forward Thinking (5%), and Delivery and Presence (5%). For the Interior Design category, judging is based on Design Concept (20%), Design Innovation (15%), Color Usage (15%), Planning and Functionality (20%), Sustainability and Relevance (15%) Theme Compatibility and Forward Thinking (10%), and Delivery and Presence (5%).
Prizes include Php50,000 cash prize and an internship opportunity at JSLA Architects (for Architecture category) and internship opportunity at AIDEA and Santa Fe Interior Architecture Sdn Bhd (for Interior Design category). Plus, a once-in-a-lifetime chance to go abroad and compete against AYDA Gold Awardees from 14 other countries to be proclaimed “Asia Young Designer of the Year,” which comes with an all-expense-paid, 6-week learning experience under the Design Discovery Program of the Harvard University School of Design in the US.
The Silver Award winners for both categories will receive Php 30,000 cash prize and an internship opportunity at JSLA Architects (for Architecture category), while the other 8 finalists will each receive Php 10,000 cash prize. Other special awards include “Best Mentor” for the professors of the Gold Award winners, and “People’s Choice” award for the design that will garner the “Most Number of Likes” in social media, where each special award carries a Php 10,000 prize, plus “Best Color Choice” and “Best Green Innovation,” where the winners will receive Php 5,000 each.
The “Best College/University” and the “Best Supporting College/University,” meanwhile, will win Php 10,000 cash and Php 10,000 worth of paint voucher.
The Judges’ Panel for AYDA 2019 include some of the best and the brightest minds in the Architecture and Interior Design industry in the country. For Interior Design, the judges’ panel is joined by IDr. Chat Fores, founder of the Chat Fores Design Studio, IDr. Cynthia Almario and IDr. Ivy Almario, co-founders of Atelier Almario, IDr. Wilfrid Nicholo Magcase, Principal Designer, W.M. Magcase Design, IDr. Cara Marie Marcelo, Founder, CMM Interior Design and Consultancy, and IDr. Fendarie Su, founder of the Santa Fe Interior Architecture Sdn Bhd based in Ampang, Malaysia.
For Architecture, the panel is joined by Ar. Ana Mangalino-Ling, Partner and Associate, JSLA Architects, with Ar. Rene Richie Corcuera, Director for UAP Commission in Professional Practices, Ar. Maria Benita Regala, National President (2014-2016) of the United Architects of the Philippines (UAP) and Department Manager, Housing Technology Development Office, National Housing Authority (NHA), Ar. Nina Bailon-Arce, Partner, Arce-Bailon-Arce Architects, Ar. Boon Che Wee, Director, GRA Architects Sdn Bhd based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Ar. Leo Pariñas, President and Chief Executive Officer, LPPA Design Group, Ar. Randel Leona, Chairman for UAP National Committee on Competitions, Managing Director, Leona Design Builders, Consultant, Sure Source Design Construction, and Ar. Kristine Mae Sanao, Chief Executive Officer, KMAS Design and Vice Chairman for UAP National Committee on Competitions.
The Nippon Paint Young Designer Awards (NPYDA) was first introduced in 2008 to inspire interior design and architecture students to apply creativity and innovation in modern design. Judges were among the best and reputable architects and interior designers in the region. It started off with just Malaysia and later reached 14 other countries to include the Philippines, Singapore, Bangladesh, Thailand, Pakistan, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Vietnam, China, Japan and Hong Kong, Sri Lanka, India, and Taiwan.
The AYDA is judged by prominent and well-established industry professionals and is supported by the United Architects of the Philippines (UAP), Council of Deans and Heads of Architecture Schools in the Philippines (CODHASP), the Philippine Institute of Interior Designers (PIID), and the Council of Interior Design Educators (CIDE).