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In order to constantly convey a city brand image of “ Design Taipei, Dream Taipei” to people who are passionate about creativeness and design around the globe, Taipei City Government organizes the “Taipei International Design Award” with the sense of “Design for Adaptive City”. The city government openly selects outstanding design works among international entries and severs this competition as a creative design exchange platform to discover design works with business potential, to encourage practices of social design, and to embrace the avocation of making a better and more convenient life.

In 2017, Taipei International Design Award celebrates its 10th anniversary. Taipei City Government has devoted to build a city with vision of design through these years. Designers are encouraged to reflect on the meaning of design itself, and think of the design as a tool to solve problems. Through Design Thinking, designers may address those issues which a community or city might face to. Through Social Design, Designers may raise their influences to make a better world. Through above two attributes, designer may reveal the spirit of “Design for Adaptive City” on the platform of Taipei International Design Award.

Note: The competition was known as Taipei Industrial Design Award, and was renamed as Taipei International Design Award from 2012.