Organized by Nippon Paint Malaysia, in partnership with IJM Land Bhd, the two gifted Gold Winners were Wong Kail Li from Universiti Putra Malaysia and Lim Yong An from KBU International College, for Architecture and Interior Design respectively.
NPYDA in its seventh consecutive year is an annual, region-wide industry award aimed at cultivating young talent and raising the standards of design excellence in Malaysia and across Vietnam, Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia, Pakistan, China, Japan, Hong Kong and the Philippines.
The Gold Winners in the Architecture and Interior Design categories each received a RM3,000 cash prize, a 6-month paid internship at IJM Land Bhd and an exclusive, fully-paid trip to Japan for the Japan Learning Program for their innovative approach to the official theme for 2014, ‘Re:Think. Re:Create. Our Community, Our Home.’ Silver Winners went home with a 6-month paid internship at IJM Land, RM2,000 cash prize and enjoy the same opportunity to learn from experienced professionals.
NPYDA 2014 received 528 entries in Architecture and 95 in Interior Design. The Award is supported by professional societies and government bodies such as MIID, CIDB, REHDA, MGBC, and KETTHA. Joining the panel this year is Green Building Index Organization, a PAM Council-endorsed and approved Sustainability Committee.