Arts & Design

MADE Launches New Competition Rules for Architecture and Interior Design

Metrobank Art & Design Excellence (MADE) launched its architecture and interior design competitions by bringing fresh and exciting challenges for our young Filipino interior designers and architects. Both competitions are now conceptual design competitions repositioned to contribute to defining Filipino architecture and interior design. MADE recently signed a Memorandum of Agreement with partners the United Architects of the Philippines (UAP) and Philippine Institute of Interior Designers (PIID) as a symbol of renewed partnership looking forward to the continuation of this new endeavor.

In his welcome remarks, Mr. Nicanor Torres, Jr. Executive Director of Metrobank Foundation said: “This collaboration with UAP and PIID served as a collective effort that has helped us in realizing our goal to make significant contributions in the promotion of Filipino sustainable design… We would like to acknowledge UAP and PIID’s contribution over the years in helping us implement the competition by providing us with the technical advice, design problem and in meticulously ensuring that the highest standards of integrity and credibility are maintained and protected from the information campaign, qualification of participants to the selection of our winners”.

In response, Arch. Ramon S. Mendoza, FUAP, president of the United Architects of the Philippines said: “We are hopeful that this Annual Design Competition will not only promote the works of Filipino architects, but will also drive the creation of an architectural identity of the nation by encouraging works that are inspired by local materials, local environmental conditions, and local climate…”

For the architecture competition the participants are asked to design a single detached residence for a middle-class Filipino family reflective of the Filipino culture, practices and customs with emphasis on the Filipino Architecture.  Its main design concept should consider a universal human and aesthetic appeal that transcends time and location.  The design approach should integrate the lifestyle of the members of the household with green trends in architecture finishes/ structures, for a conducive & comfortable living amidst the fast pace and demanding way of life in the urban area and recent natural phenomena.

The new conceptual interior design competition is open to all PRC registered Filipino interior designers 25 to 45 years old. The architecture competition is also a conceptual competition open to all PRC registered Filipino architects 25 to 50 years old. The design approach should be eco-friendly and socially relevant solution for a young entrepreneur. It should provide a creative, practical and viable integration of trends in interior finishes & furnishings of sustainable materials. The design aims for a suitable, comfortable and functional amenity conducive both for a homey soul-searching relaxation and busy lifestyle of the client.

Deadline of submission for the architecture and interior design competition is June 20, 2012. Entry forms with full competition and requirement details may be downloaded from the Metrobank Foundation website, www.mbfoundation.org.ph. Interested participants may also contact the MADE Secretariat at (02) 898-8856 or Like the MADE (Metrobank Art and Design Excellence) Competition fanpage in Facebook for more details. MADE will award one grand prize winner for each competition who will receive Php 300,000.00 pesos each.