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Nippon Paint announces the winners of AYDA 2021!

After months of brainstorming, preparation, hard work and several mentoring sessions, this year's run of the Asia Young Designer Awards finally came to an end with the highly-anticipated awarding ceremony. The event was held last Friday (February 11, 2022), and was streamed live via Facebook and Zoom. In attendance were the finalists and their mentors, media partners, the distinguished panel of judges comprised of world-renowned architects and interior designers, and representatives from Nippon Paint Philippines led by its General Manager, Mr. Michael Alfred Francisco.

AYDA 2021 Awarding Ceremony.

With its theme "FORWARD: Amplifying Empathy Through Design", the challenge for this year's participants to the Asia Young Designers Awards was clear - designs should evolve from one-dimensional spaces to address the ever-changing consumer demands without sacrificing nature and the environment. An overwhelming number of students answered to the challenge, with entries coming from schools all over the country. These entries were eventually shortlisted to ten for the Interior Design category and ten for the Architecture category.

AYDA 2021 Finalists - Architecture Category.

AYDA 2021 Finalists - Interior Design Category.

For each category, two major awards were given - the Silver Award with a cash prize of Php 30,000 and the Gold Award with a cash prize of Php 50,000. The Gold Award recipient will also be representing the upcoming regional summit to compete against exemplary Architecture and Interior Design students across Asia. 

Here are the winners of the major awards:

Silver Award for Architecture - AFLOAT by Darwin Aquino.

Silver Award for Interior Design - Namnama Community Hub by Nuri Hong.

Gold Award for Architecture - Tagum City Garden by Karen Joy Robines.

Gold Award for Interior Design - Marahuyo Design Camp by Moira Kayla Ramiro.

Aside from the major prizes, special awards were also given to the participants in both categories:

Best Colour Choice in Architecture - Fitzgerald Eyas.

Best Colour Choice in Interior Design - Mary Margareth Calvo.

Best Green Innovation in Architecture - John Gabriel Espiritu.

Best Green Innovation in Interior Design - Kizzie Marie Pacaro.

People's Choice in Interior Design - Moira Kayla Ramiro.

People's Choice in Architecture - Juan Paolo Aguilar.

The mentors and the participating schools and universities also received special awards. For the Interior Design Category, Interior Designer Candice Arboleda was hailed as the Best Mentor, while De La Salle College of Saint Benilde and the University of Santo Tomas were awarded Best College/University and Best Supporting College/University respectively. 

In the Architecture Category, Architect Matias Baring was given the Best Mentor Award while the Best College/University and Best Supporting College/University awards were given to the University of Mindanao and Bulacan State University respectively. Finalists to the AYDA 2021 were also awarded with Php 10,000 each.

Ahead of the AYDA 2021 Awarding Ceremony, Maxine Loyola Naval from the Polytechnic University of the Philippines was hailed as the first-ever AYDA TV Correspondent. She was awarded a cash prize of Php 15,000 and had the honor of co-hosting the AYDA 2021 Awarding Ceremony. 

First-ever AYDA TV Correspondent - Maxine Loyola Naval.

Congratulations to all the winners! We are looking forward to see the Tagum City Garden and Marahuyo Design Camp take center stage once again in the regional summit of the Asia Young Designer Awards!

Watch the AYDA TV Correspondent Awarding Ceremony here, and the AYDA 2021 Awarding Ceremony here

For more information about the Asia Young Designer Awards, visit the Nippon Paint AYDA official website. 

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