Nippon Paint hosts Asia Young Designer Award 2016

09/04/2017 by The Island

The Asia Young Designer Award (AYDA) 2016 Regional Learning Programme & the Platinum Award Competition was recently held in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. This was the grand finale where winners from 15 participating countries compete for the prestigious Platinum award. The event was attended by approximately 300 design students and leading industry professionals from across Asia.


Chandima Gawarammana (L) from University of Moratuwa with Gladys Goh, Group General Manager at Nippon Paint Malaysia Group

Asia’s leading coatings manufacturer, Nippon Paint, recently hosted a 3-day Asia Young Designer Award (AYDA) 2016 Regional Learning Programme & the Platinum Award Competition in Yogyakarta (Indonesia), which serves as the grand finale where the winners of each the 15 participating country compete for the prestigious regional Platinum award. The event was attended by approximately 300 design students and leading industry professionals from across Asia.

The AYDA Regional Learning Programme also provides various platforms for all participating winners such as coaching sessions, study tours as well as sharing sessions with some of Asia’s leading design practitioners & architects. This year, various industry experts ranging from architects to urban planners and entrepreneur joined forces to speak at the 9th instalment of AYDA 2016 Regional Learning Programme, comprising Dato’ Dr Arch. Ken Yeang (Malaysia), Arch. Colin Seah (Singapore), Arch. Sibarani Sofian (Indonesia) and Malaysian entrepreneur Mr. Ee Soon Wei, all of whom shared their experiences and interpretation of AYDA 2016’s theme of "Be Bold. Be Free. Be You."