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UGM, ITB students named Asia Young Designer Award winners

Jessicha Valentina
Jessicha Valentina

The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Wed, December 7, 2016 | 04:27 pm
UGM, ITB students named Asia Young Designer Award winners

Nippon Paint announces winners of the 2016 Asia Young Designer Award last Thursday. (Shutterstock/File)

Two students from the University of Gajah Mada (UGM) and the Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB) were named winners in the 2016 Asia Young Designer Award (AYDA) competition.

As announced last Thursday, Anisa Yuli Rakhmanita from UGM and Nahja Akbar from ITB received Gold Awards in the Architecture and Interior Design categories, respectively.

Held by Osaka-based paint manufacturer Nippon Paint, the annual competition aims to appreciate young Indonesian architects and interior designers and provide local talent with mentoring and networking resources.

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Gold Award winners of the 2016 Asia Young Designer Award pose with Nippon Paint Indonesia CEO Jon Tan and the competition's judges during the announcement ceremony last Thursday. (Asia Young Designer Award /File)

Nippon Paint Indonesia CEO Jon Tan said in a press release that AYDA was not only a competition, but also a platform to increase creativity. “Through AYDA, we encouraged talented young people to be brave in accepting challenges, creating innovative concepts and ready to collaborate and compete in national and international settings.”

This year, the competition received up to 600 entries from nine local universities.

The Gold Award winners will take part in the Platinum Award of the regional Asia Young Designer Award slated for March next year, in which they will compete with the winners from 15 Asian countries like Japan, China, India, Taiwan, Singapore, Sri Lanka and Vietnam. (kes)

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