At the beginning of 2023, DTAP students made another achievement through the Asia Young Designer Awards (AYDA) Indonesia Awards. The achievement was made by Salsabila Novitasari, a 2019 Bachelor of Architecture student. Salsabila with her work entitled “Re-Stack!” has won the Gold Winner in the Architecture category. In addition to Salsabila, Yoga Adhi Susila (2018) won the Silver Winner title through his work entitled “Sacred Garden”. Setia Aji Wardana (2019) and Ardana Dayu Suryono (2019) also received Honorary Mention awards at the annual event.
AYDA is a prestigious international competition that has been held since 2008 with a different theme every year. The event aims to develop creativity and encourage innovation among architecture and interior design students. This year’s theme is Converge: Pushing The Reset Button, where participants were challenged to design a site or building without damaging nature and humans can coexist with their environment.
All AYDA winners received appreciation in the form of cash and internship opportunities. In addition, Salsabila as the Gold Winner will represent Indonesia in the AYDA Summit 2023 to compete for the title of Asia Young Designer of the Year Award with winners from 16 other Asian countries.
Congratulations to all students who have achieved achievements, hopefully this can be an inspiration for other friends.