Fourth year architecture students of Ateneo de Davao University (AdDU) joined the Asia Young Designer Award (AYDA) briefing and orientation held at the Miguel Pro Study Center Multi-purpose Room, this July 22, 2016.
The competition, formerly called the Nippon Paint Young Designer Award (NPYDA), was launched by paint manufacturing magnate Nippon Paint to challenge more aspiring young professionals to set new levels of standards in the interior design and architectural scene.
The contest is open to architecture and interior design students who are at least in their third year of tertiary education.
This year, AYDA is expanding its network to 15 countries.
Bernice Bobadilla, Senior Marketing Manager of Nippon Paint Coatings Philippines, expressed her expectations regarding the participation of Ateneo students.
“We are here in Ateneo de Davao University because we see that you have great talents here to showcase your designs in the local and international scenes. We expect your students to participate and show us that Ateneo de Davao can make it to the regional finals,” she said.
Remielou Ferniz, president of DORIC: the Ateneo Architecture’s Guild, gave positive comments on the event.
“The contest is very interesting and heartwarming because they are trying to reach out for the potential young architects to think out of the box and relate to this year’s theme: Be bold. Be free. Be you,” she said.
AYDA is an individual completion wherein each participant is allowed to submit only one entry. Submission of entries will start on August 1, 2016 until October 15, 2016. Specific guidelines and other details for the contest can be found at www.youngdesigneraward.ph.