At the Parkreation Design Challenge 2014, 15 teams from 3 art & design institutions competed in the competition, but only 5 teams were shortlisted as top 5 participants. The One Academy students cheered on as team Design Ninja 2 declared as champion, while team Design Ninja 1 stood out as 2nd runner-up and Design Ninja 3 bagged the 3rd runner-up prize!
Organized by Perfect Eagle Development (PED) at their O2 City Exhibition Gallery in Puchong South, the competition called upon young creative individuals to design a state-of-the-art park, to encourage a sustainable living especially among Malaysians.
Design Ninja 2 walked away with RM5, 000 and will be witnessing their own winning design transform into a real-life park which will be located at O2 City, Perfect Eagle Development’s flagship property development. Team Design Ninja 2 consists of members, Jason Hee Wun Jet, Nicholas Chai Sheh Cheen, Tan Yi Xuan and Bun Teh Ka Meng. Second runner up Design Ninja 1 is Khiew Pei Yi, Sanny Lim Chiow Shen, Ng Wen Nie and Jen Lim Xin Le, and as for third runner up Design Ninja 3 teammates are Kevin Tan Wei Jie and Ben Lim Ming Zhen.
According to the organizers, each team submitted their designs based on 5 themes which are metal, wood, water, light and earth. Participants were also required to design the park with fixtures using recyclable materials. This would enable participants to sharpen their creativity, design skills and upcycling techniques.
“This initiative is an opportunity for young Malaysians, particularly design students, to work on a real-life project and develop a park that will not only engage the community, but also raise awareness on sustainable living. With their participation, we believe we can create a park that is one-of-a-kind,” said Mr. Lim Siong Gay, Director of Perfect Eagle Development.
Clearly the Parkreation Design Challenge 2014 is a great vision of PED’s to heighten O2 City to greater heights. The company is eager to develop O2 City with progressive design features that promotes environmentally-friendly and sustainability, what more, through the talent of young creative minds. Perfect Eagle Development alongside with the landscape architect will be making sure that the park will be designed according to the winning designs.
This initiative has certainly allowed The One Academy students to showcase their talents while they serve as young inspirational designers to the college and motivating the rest of the students to shine bright.