Marking this year as their first virtual event in light of COVID-19 restrictions, the Asia Young Designers Awards organized by Nippon Paint has finally crowned Lin Honghan, from China and Greta Elsa Nurtjahja, from Indonesia the grand title of Asia Young Designers of the Year 2019/2020.
Beating other participants across 15 geographical locations, Lin and Greta were in a rigorous selection process to represent their countries for the prestigious title in the Architectural Category and Interior Design Category respectively.
After the virtual competition, both winners walked away with prizes worth more than US$ 10,000, including the chance to join a 6-week-all-expense paid Design Discovery programme at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design in Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
In an effort to break the boundaries of current design concepts, Nippon Paint and AYDA aims to nurture the next generations of architects and interior designers to conceptualize more sustainable designs that can reduce negative impacts on the environment and eventually improve quality of life. Thus, the theme for this year’s competition – “Forward: A Sustainable Future” was posed to challenge all participants in presenting their projects immersed with functional and social sustainability elements.
The winning design by Greta Elsa Nurtjahja from Indonesia embodied the theme with “Rumah Kopi” while Lin Honghan from China complimented the theme well with his design, “Sweet Dream in the Garden” where he incorporated traditional culture with modern design concepts.
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