Modern Family & Space





The IJM Land Designer Awards (iLDA) aims to nurture young talent and uncover the excellent ideas of participants who are below the age of 40 years old. Our main objective is to create a healthy competitive environment and a platform interior designer to showcase their creative work.

Open to individual and professional interior designers, iLDA is a great opportunity for local designers to challenge the status quo of design to cater to growing demands of this industry. Aligned to this, iLDA will honour the best interior designers nationwide by providing them with the publicity, exposure and recognition that it deserves.


The theme for IJM Land Designer Awards 2019 is Modern Family + Space, where it aims to guide young interior designers to conceptualise and actualise designs that not only promote family interactions but also to utilise the surrounding space to improve today’s modern family bonds.


You are required to ‘design & actualize’ an apartment unit at Kalista 2 Executive Apartments (Space size: 1,182sf) within the budget of RM120,000.00 based on the given theme of Modern Family + Space.



    In the true spirit of IJM Land, we are looking for innovations that not only addresses a need and solves a problem, but it also seizes an opportunity to create new markets or industry. Displaying on how discovery, collaboration, coordination and functionality will contribute to the concept and development of the design.


    In order for a design to be called innovative, an idea must be replicable at an economical cost that satisfy the design requirements. The design must be original, effective, pratical and impactful to break into new markets. The design should contribute positively by displaying an overall appreciation for design and impacting human behaviour; promote comfort, sustainability, health, and wellness.


    In visual arts, colour theory is a fundamental part in design. The design should show the creative use of colours, highlighting the design elements, where it is able to deliver visual interest and sense of order that is pleasing to the eye.


    We aim to develop a healthier lifestyle trend by defining ways to improve the use of energy and resources to reduce carbon footprint, which includes but not limited to eco-friendly materials and construction techniques that are cost effective to increase building efficiencies.


    Space planning is a crucial aspect of the interior design process. It starts with an in-depth analysis of how the space is to be used. The designer should think about the structure of the apartment, the main focal points and what can be done or added into the space to help balance the layout.

How to Join?

Please prepare the following documents:
  • 1. Recent Profile Picture (half body) in JPEG file
  • 2. Designer Profile (to include academic qualifications,
    employment record and previous projects)
  • 3. Entry Form
Profile Submission

Please submit the required documents to:

The Red Tag Sdn Bhd (iLDA 2019 Event Organiser)
D-06-03, Sunway Nexis Soho, No. 1, Jalan PJU 5/1, Kota Damansara 47810 Petaling Jaya

Top 20 Announcement

  • • Based on the submitted profiles, the judges will shortlist 20 participants to move forward.
  • • The top 20 participants will be contacted to begin designing the apartment unit in Kalista 2.
  • • The top 20 participants will then have to present their design to a panel of judges through a 15 minute oral presentation.
  • • Presentation topics should also include points on how to sell their design to IJM Land.

Design Actualisation

  • • Top 2 participants will be selected to actualize their design and renovate an apartment unit in Kalista 2 Executive Apartments.
  • • The winner will be announced on the Award Day after the judges and the public has cast their votes for their favourite design.
Gold Winner: Cash Prize RM20,000

Silver Winner: Cash Prize RM10,000

Contests Terms & Condition

  • This contest is open to all Malaysian interior designers who are 40 years old and below.
  • Contestants must be a graduate from a recognised institution/college/university or work for a recognised firm.
  • Only one profile submission is allowed per contestant.
  • Entries must conform strictly to the submission guidelines and must be submitted to the event organiser.
  • Final date for profile submission is 26th July 2019.
  • All design submissions from the selected Top 20 participants belongs to RB Land Sdn Bhd.
  • Shortlisted candidates will be notified and will have to design for Kalista 2 Executive Apartments and carry out a presentation to the panel of judges as a final judging procurement.
  • Winners will be announced during the award ceremony.
  • Winning entries may be featured in marketing and promotional materials as deemed appropriate by RB Land Sdn Bhd and its sponsors.
  • Winners will bear all the expenses ie: travelling costs and other incidentals relating to their appearance at the launching, oral presentation and award ceremony.
  • Prizes are non-transferable and non-exchangeable.
  • The organisers reserves the right to substitute the top prize with another product of similar retail value without prior notice.
  • Employees of IJM Group of Companies are NOT eligible to participate in this IJM Land Designer Awards' 19


All profile submission must be postmarked by 26th July 2019.

For more information, please contact:

or email to inquiry.ilda2019@gmail.com for more information.

Address: The Red Tag Sdn Bhd (iLDA 2019 Event Organiser)
D-06-03, Sunway Nexis Soho No. 1, Jalan PJU 5/1, Kota Damansara 47810 Petaling Jaya


  • Ms Fendarie Su (Chief Judge)

    • Director of Santa Fe Interior Architecture

    • Member of Malaysia Institute of Interior Designers & Board of Architects Malaysia.

    Mr Lim Ai Tiong

    • Principal Architect & Chief Designer of LIM AI TIONG Design

    • Corporate Member of Singapore Institute of Architects and Interior Design Confederation of Singapore

    Ms Chanel Lim

    • Design Director at Design Spirits Sdn Bhd

    • Guest presenter on ASTRO's Lifestyle ID Production.


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