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Nippon Paint (India) AYDA Award winners gear up for Global Competition

Vaibhav Dalvi, VIT PVP College of Architecture (Winner in Architecture category) and Shivam Singh, Chandigarh College of Architecture (Winner in Interior design category) will compete at the international level in July 2023

With over 15 years of successful editions, AYDA Awards by Nippon Paint (India), announced the winners in various categories at a grand finale event in Chennai. The contest theme was “CONVERGE: Pushing the Reset Buttonreflecting on bringing different aspects of life and letting it live through your design.

This year, AYDA India witnessed over 450 applicants from the architecture and interior design students’ community, out of which 20 projects were shortlisted for the grand finale.  The shortlisted finalists were judged by renowned architects – Ar. Arvind, Ar. DikshuKukreja, Ar. MausamiAndhare, Ar. Nilabh Nagar, Ar. Tony Joseph, Ar. Sujit Nair, Ar. Pramod Balakrishnan and Mr. DeepuShyam Prakash.

Mr. S Mahesh Anand, President – Decorative Division, Nippon Paint (India), and a panel of illustrious Architects and Interior designers, awarded the title winners.One winner from each category (Architecture and Interior Design) was awarded the gold and silver awards along with cash prizes of INR 50,000and INR 25,000 respectively, and INR 10,000 for the honorary mentions and 5000 each for best colour choice, best green innovation, best mentor, best education institute and best supporting colleges. This year, AYDA recognized the institutions that provided the best support; Dr MGR Research and Educational Institution was recognized as Best Supporting College;Rachana Sansad Academy of Architecture and Ranganathan Architectural College received honourable mentions as Best Education Institution.

Talking about the event, Mr. S Mahesh Anand, President – Decorative Division, Nippon Paint (India) commented, “We are happy to announce the winners of AYDA 2022(India edition), which has become a successful platform for many aspiring young architects. This year’s theme, ‘CONVERGE: Pushing the Reset Button’ is about rebuilding different aspects of life after a phase of disruption due to the pandemic. It is critical to encourage and nurture budding talent and we hope that our efforts through AYDA will continue to appreciate outstanding architecture and interior design students.

Congratulating the exceptional group of participants, winners and welcoming them to the industry to create a better world,Ar. Deepu, said, “We are proud to see the high calibre of diverse talent emerging from AYDA by Nippon Paint (India). We are happy to see a lot of young architects using this platform, showcase their talent and compete with the global talent.”

A round table session had experts from the industry who spoke about sustainability in the built environment. It was to enlighten the architects that green designs are the future of the world. Over the years, several comprehensive design networks comprised of thousands of professionals, educators, partners, and students across the region have been brought together by the AYDA Awards.

The awards wereconferred under 9 Categories

Interior design category –

Gold – Shivam Singh, Chandigarh college of Architecture

Silver – Shivani Jadhav, Lokmaniya Tilak Institute of Architecture

Architecture category-

Gold – Vaibhav Dalvi, VIT PVP college of Architecture

Silver –NikithaDhavale- VIT PVP college of Architecture

Other awards –

Best Educational Institution1.Rachana Sansad’s – Academy of Architecture, Mumbai
2. Ranganathan Architecture College, Coimbatore
Best Mentor1. Mr. Mahesh Bangad, Dr.BhanubenNanavati College of Architecture (BNCA), Pune
 2. Mr. Yagnik Bathija, Rachana Sansad’s – Academy of Architecture, Mumbai
 3.Ms. A.HarinyaMeenu, Faculty of Architecture, Dr.M.G.R Educational and Research Institute
 4.Ms. DeepigaKameswaran, Faculty of Architecture, Dr.M.G.R Educational and Research Institute
Special Mention1. R V College of Architecture, Bangalore
2. Siddaganga Institute of Technology, Tumkur
3. RVS Padmavathy School of Architecture, Chennai
4. VIT’S PVP College of Architecture, Pune
Best Green InnovationMr Prajwal Satvidkar
Rachana Sansad’s Academy of Architecture, Mumbai
Best Color ChoiceMs Harbina Kaur
Pearl Academy, Delhi
Honorary MentionMs Devayani M
R.V. College of Architecture, Bangalore
Mr AdithSoney
APJ Abdul Kalam Technological University, Thiruvananthapuram

About the ADYA:

The “AYDA” was first launched in 2008 as part of Nippon Paint’s vision to nurture the next generation of design talents. The event serves as a platform to inspire architectural and interior design students to develop their skills through cross-learning opportunities and networking with key industry players as well as fellow architectural and interior design peers in the region.

AYDA has since grown in terms of reach and stature and has now established itself as one of Asia’s premier design awards across 16 geographical locations namely Bangladesh, Hong Kong, Taiwan, India, Indonesia, Iran, Japan, Malaysia, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam, and Turkey being the new entrant with further expansion plans in the pipeline.

Over the years, AYDA has impacted thousands of young and talented student designers, presenting them with various opportunities to engage with renowned speakers and key figures in the design industry. Not only has the exposure enabled the participants to gain first hand industry knowledge, personalised coaching, mentoring, and skill-building through various workshops by experienced lecturers, they also learn from their fellow peers from across borders

With that, AYDA has established a close-knit design community comprising professional architects, interior designers, industry associations, partners, design schools, alumni, and design students.

About Nippon Paint:

Nippon Paint, founded in Japan has over 141 years of experience and is the number one paint manufacturer in Asia, and among the leading paint manufacturers of the world. Nippon Paint produces high-quality paints and coats for decorative, industrial, and automotive section Over the years, Nippon Paint has perfected its products by means of breakthrough paint technology, with an emphasis on innovation and eco-friendliness. Nippon Paint’s mission is to create advanced products that boost quality of life while protecting the environment. Through innovative technology, Nippon Paint benefits its customers and society. The company and its subsidiaries have presence in 31 countries which includes Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, South Korea, China, India, Pakistan, United Kingdom, Germany, Greece, and Russia.


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