For the third time the Department of Architecture Faculty of Engineering UB won the Achievement in Nippon Paint Young Designer Award (NPYDA). Held in Artotel Jakarta (5/Nov/2015), Alvath tembria brought 3 awards surpassing the other 500 applicants from 14 universities around Indonesia. Alvath won the Silver Award, Best Colours Application, and Award Alumni’s Choice Award and get to have an internships in several leading companies, and workshops with Paul Tange (President of Tange Associates).
Nippon Paint Young Designer Award (NPYDA) is Nippon Paint CSR program, aimed at encouraging and developing young talent in architecture and interior design industry in Indonesia. NPYDA lift the theme of “Design with Heart – For a Sustainable Future: With People in Mind” for this year’s competition.
Alvath admitted that his spirit to join this competition increasingly flared after seeing the list of judges who will give feedback on his work. NPYDA presents judges who are experts in their field and are shining in the architecture industry including Edward Kusma (Gunas Land), Kurjanto Slamet (Ong & Ong), Samuel A. Budiono (Samuel A. Budiono Associates), and Sibarani Sofian ( AECOM), as the main judge along with Joe Willendra (W Office), Marcello Sidhartha (Sidhartha Architect) and Satria Revano (RSI Group International) as shortlisting judges.
“Seeing the success of my previous seniors in this competition, I’ve been preparing since last year. Before NPYDA there are some contests that I follow to bring more information about the design of the architecture,” this guitarist of Achie Band said.
“Even more, beside the competition, NPYDA provide workshop and coaching sessions with the jury directly, a week before the final presentation. Being a champion or not has no importance. Feedback, suggestions, improvements, and knowledge given by the jury in this session is invaluable.” he said.
Answering the problems given, Alvath design a public space in the area of mangrove forests in the region of his origin, Mandalika area, Lombok Island. With the title “Mangroves Mandalika Point”, the jury smitten with Alvath approach uniting public space with environmental issues as well as cultural aspects. In the development of the idea Alvath tutored by two lecturer of Architecture Department, Ir. Ali Soekirno and Ir. Chairil Budiarto Amiuza, MSA.
“I think to move the community paradigm must be accompanied by a cultural approach. So, in addition to presenting the ecological conservation areas, that is mangroves conservation, I also presents sasak culture gallery there.” he said.
Alvath approach is in line with the qualifications expected by the juries. As reported on the website Nippon paint, one of the jury Edward Kusma of Gunas Land stated, “We are looking for architectural concepts and designs that are not only functional, unique, beautiful, but it must has a soul, and bring forward the humanism aspect which has been largely forgotten. So these young architects and designers did not just create an iconic design for a personal landmark, but focus on the human being as the main user of the room and the relationship with the surrounding environment.”.
Asked about his success tips Alvath answer, “Smart in managing time and always had an open heart to see problems around us that is dynamic and always evolving. No need to wait to contribute to the environment. Start from now, the future is in our hands!” he closed his statement. (emis/mic)
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