On 14th December 2018, BINUS Northumbria School of Design students participated in a design competition at its campus in Jakarta. In collaboration with the ASEAN Foundation, students were asked to present their interior design ideas to be used for the renovation of the ASEAN Foundation offices in Jakarta. Present at the event was Ms Elaine Tan as the Executive Director of the ASEAN Foundation, Mr Danendro Andi as Dean of the School of Design, and Ms Ulli Aulia Ruki as Head of the Interior Design program.
In addition to the competition, students also listened to a seminar by Mr Andrew Laurie, the Principal Architect at Einhaus Studio. Mr Laurie illustrated Indonesia’s culturally rich and diverse architecture, influenced by the hundreds of ethnic groups that shape the country. He also emphasized that through these influences, young Indonesian designers should be inspired to create contemporary artwork that illustrates the country’s heritage.
Through this competition, the ASEAN Foundation aimed to support the development of Indonesia’s human resources by cooperating with local higher education institutions. As such, for BNSD, the event was aimed at providing students with further insights and experiences in interior design as well as gaining familiarity in working with prominent international partners.