Nippon Paint announces Asia Young Designer 2020 competition winners

Over 400 student architects and interior designers across the country joined the Asia Young Designer competition for 2020. From the overwhelming volume of entries, the panel of judges eventually narrowed the list to the top 10 each for Architecture and Interior Design.

The contest organized by Nippon Paint had the theme ‘Forward: Human-Centered Design.’ It reflects the need for designers to provide practical and socially-conscious design solutions for a rapidly growing population in a globalized world. It aimed to encourage students to create designs that transcend beauty—to respond and empathize with the needs of the people the spaces are being designed for.

Each of the top 10 finalists is entitled to a cash prize of ₱10,000 plus opportunities for internship. A Gold Award recipient, also the Asia Young Designer of the Year awardee will receive a ₱50,000 cash prize, internship opportunities, and the opportunity to represent the country in an upcoming regional competition where he or she has the chance to win the Platinum Award.

The Silver Award recipient will receive a cash prize of ₱30,000 plus internship opportunities. The recipient of the Best Green Innovation Award will receive a cash prize of ₱10,000. The recipient of the Best Colour Choice Award will receive a cash prize of ₱10,000. The recipient of the People’s Choice Award will receive a cash prize of ₱5,000. The Best Mentor Award is given to the mentor of the Gold Award winner.  He or she will receive a cash prize of ₱10,000.

The award for Best Supporting College/University is given to the school with a finalist and has sent in the most entries.  They will receive a cash prize of ₱10,000 plus paint vouchers worth ₱10,000. The award for Best College/University is given to the school of the Gold Award recipient.  They will receive a cash prize of ₱10,000 plus paint vouchers worth ₱10,000.

Special awards

The recipients of the Best Colour Choice award are:

  • Nikko Regalado of Dela Salle College of Saint Benilde in Architecture
  • Ryan Japhet Gablines of the University of San Carlos – Cebu in Interior Design

The recipients of the Best Green Innovation Award are:

  • Yson Karl Dañez of the Polytechnic University of the Philippines
  • Ynes Sofia Manguerra of Dela Salle College of Saint Benilde

The People’s Choice Award is garnered from votes made by their supporters on the Nippon Paint Facebook Page.  They are:

  • Erol Kim Mandocdoc of Batangas State University in Architecture
  • Jazzy Caroline Kho of the University of Santo Tomas

The Best Supporting College/University goes to the school of a finalist who has sent in the most entries to the competition.  In both Architecture and Interior Design this award was given to De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde.

Major awards

The Silver Award is given to the finalist who placed second in their category.  They are:

  • Napoleon Marion Clarke Mui of the University of Santo Tomas in Architecture
  • Lauren Ghenrich Khoo of Dela Salle College of Saint Benilde

The Gold Award is given to the finalist who placed first in their category.  They are:

  • Paul John Jandoc of the University of Baguio in Architecture
  • Margaret Therese Hagad of Dela Salle-College of Saint Benilde in Interior Design

Paul John Jandoc and Margaret Therese Hagad will represent the Philippines at the upcoming regional competition where they have the chance to win the Platinum Award and get declared the Asia Young Designer Award for the Year!

The Best College/University goes to the school of the Gold Award winner.  At the same time, the Best Mentor Award goes to the mentor of the Gold Award winner.  They are Ar. Tim-Paul Villanueva of the University of Baguio in Architecture and IDr. Karol Ann Antonio of De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde in Interior Design.

 

Learn more about the Asia Young Designer Awards, visit the website at https://www.youngdesigneraward.ph/ and the social media accounts as follows: • Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nipponpaintaydaph • Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nipponpaintaydaphl/ • Twitter: https://twitter.com/aydaph