American Standard opens registration for American Standard Design Award Asia-Pacific 2022 competition

Published October 18, 2021, 9:17 AM

by Manila Bulletin

Lixil, maker of pioneering water and housing products, announced the opening of registration for the American Standard Design Award (ASDA) Asia-Pacific 2022.

Organized by American Standard for students in the region, the competition seeks to gather the design community across the Asia-Pacific (APAC) together and develop purposeful function that is inspired by the next generation of designers.

The ASDA 2022 is open to Year 2 tertiary design students from eight countries across APAC – namely Australia, Cambodia, India, New Zealand, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, and the Philippines.

Architecture and design students from the Philippines may want to take part in this prestigious design competition. The first prize winner in the Philippines (national level) will get to represent the country in the APAC competition round, and vie for exciting prizes but more importantly, meet with other national level competition winners and some of the brightest design minds in the region.

First prize winners under the national level will win $ 2,000, with the second prize and third prize winners bringing home $1,500 and $1,000, respectively.

There will also be Special Awards handed out in the national level for the Philippines, where each Special Award will win $300 under “People’s Choice,” “Best in Purposeful Design,” “Best in Aesthetics,” “Best in Green Design,” and “Best in Water Technology.”

Submission for entries started last October 11, 2021 and will end on January 10, 2022. ASDA Philippine winners will be announced in February 2022, while the announcement of regional winners will be on March 2022.

The ASDA competition seeks to promote the user-centric design philosophy that guides the American Standard brand in delivering dependable bathroom solutions that combine thoughtful designs and innovative technologies. It will be the perfect platform that will allow students to showcase their craft and introduce the concept of a purposeful and thoughtful design through innovations that address daily consumer issues.

ASDA seeks to embrace purposeful and thoughtful design to strengthen hygiene standards while providing solutions to the ever-changing needs of consumers, from space maximization to comfort and convenience. This led to this year’s competition theme “Purposeful Design – Transforming the Way We Live.”

“American Standard, one of LIXIL’s portfolio global brands, has an unmatched legacy of quality and innovation for over 140 years. Through its brand philosophy of designing innovative and purposeful bathroom designs, we decided to create a platform for budding designers of the future to be able to showcase their creativity and innovation. The ASDA will allow the design community to collaborate, push boundaries, and create solutions that meet the needs of an ever-evolving world,” expressed Antoine BesseyreDesHorts, Leader, LIXIL Global Design, Asia.

This year’s competition is made up of two categories– the Residential Bathroom Space Design and Hospitality Bathroom Space Design, which both reflect emerging lifestyle trends of urbanization and health and well-being.

To qualify, students from the region are required to design bathroom spaces that not only feature inviting aesthetics but should also highlight functionality that fulfills the user’s needs. With limited living spaces, designers will have to create multi-functional spaces in homes without compromising on living and work spaces.

The entries will be judged at 2 levels – National Level and APAC Level. At the national level, a national judging panel made up of local architecture and design luminaries from each country will evaluate entries received from local participants.

First prize winners for each category in each country will then proceed to the APAC competition round and will be judged by a regional judging panel and vie for the grand prize.

Announcement of National winners will be on February 2022 while the APAC Grand Winner will be announced on March 2022.

Visit the ASDA website for more information about the design competition and how to become a part of an impactful movement that can make a difference to consumers’ lives.