By Nur Azimah Ibrahim
SERDANG, Dec 3 (UPM) - Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) managed to nab five awards at the Nippon Paint Young Designer Award (NYPD) 2014.
Three of the awards won by architecture students from the Faculty of Design and Architecture, UPM.
Assoc. Prof. Ar. Meor Mohammad Fared, said the awards won were the Gold Award for Architecture by Wong Kail Li, who also bagged the Japan Learning Programme worth RM3,000 and Internship with IJM Land.
"Wong Kail Li’s design, Bond vicnity-Hydrophilic Retirement Retreat rested well in the hearts of the jury and was crowned as the overall winner in the design category," he said.
He added, other two architecture students, Lee Sim Chuan and Mukmin Abdullah won the Honorary Mention for Architecture and the Finalist for Architecture awards and each took home RM1,000.
"Another award won in the competition was through Wan Rihani, who won the Gold Best Lecturer and took home RM1,000.
"UPM was also crowned as the Gold Best College/University overall winner and received RM1,000," said the head of the Architecture Department.
NYPD is one of the prestigious design competitions in Malaysia, which began in 2008 and dedicated to architecture and interior design students.
NYPYD 2014 was launched on May 22 with the theme Re:Think Re:Create Our Community, Our Home, and the final presentations took place on October 27, while the prize giving ceremony was held on November 13, at the Empire Hotel, Subang.
The annual event was jointly organised by Nippon Paint Malaysia, in collaboration with IJM Land Bhd., involving 623 participants (528 architecture participants and 95 interior design participants).
This year’s competition also managed to attract participants from Vietnam, Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia, Pakistan, China, Japan, Hong Kong and the Philippines.
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