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ASIA YOUNG DESIGNER AWARD

The Asia Young Designer Award (AYDA) was first launched in 2008 as part of Nippon Paint’s vision to nurture the next generation of design talents. The event serves as a platform to inspire architecture and interior design students to develop their skills through cross-learning opportunities and networking with key industry players as well as fellow architecture and interior design peers in the region.

AYDA has since grown in terms of reach and stature and has now established itself as one of Asia’s premier design award spanning across 15 countries namely Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Philippines, Indonesia, Vietnam, Hong Kong, China, Japan, Pakistan, Bangladesh, India, Taiwan, Papua New Guinea, and Sri Lanka.

Over the years, AYDA has impacted thousands of young and talented student designers, presenting them with various opportunities to engage with renowned speakers and key figures in the design industry. Not only has the exposure enabled the participants to gain first hand industry knowledge, personalised coaching, mentoring and skill-building through various workshops by experienced lecturers, they also learn from their fellow peers from across borders.

With that, AYDA has established a close-knit design community comprising professional architects, interior designers, industry associations, partners, design schools, alumni and design students.

Award Mechanics

Participants are required to submit their architectural and interior design ideas based on a design theme, specially curated by design professionals and associations. The design themes are established to translate the essence of AYDA i.e. colour-focused direction, eco and sustainability-focused, pushing design boundaries, community and people centric design, design originality and future forward thinking which will help to create positive impacts in the world.

Highlights of AYDA :

  • 1. The Regional Learning Programme:
    • Sharing sessions by renowned architects and interior designers
    • Regional finals where all finalists from each country congregates for the Platinum Award
    • Cross-learning via mentoring session exclusively for regional Gold winners for enhancement on their works and presenting it effectively to judges which comprised of professional architects, designers and associations across Asia Pacific
    • Study tours to renowned architectural cultural attractions
  • 2. AYDA XChange
    • An exchange of design ideas platform for captains of the architecture and interior design industry to the AYDA community. The platform also features notable alumni of the Award who were past winners to promote the exchange of ideas whilst building their design career.

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