International Design Gala
The WDC International Design Gala, held at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel on 18 March 2016, provided an opportunity to celebrate the local and international design community, particularly design-led innovation to improve quality of life. Over 500 guests attended, including the Mayor of Taipei, Mr. Wen-je Ko, and Commissioner of Cultural Affairs for the Taipei City Government Beatrice Hsieh. The Mayor of Eindhoven, Rob van Gijzel, was also present. The winner of the 2015-2016 World Design Impact Prize was awarded to Arturo Vittori, who lead the Warka Water project. Icsid President, Dr. Mugendi M’Rithaa, unveiled the launch of the first edition of the Rado Star Prize Taiwan, in which Rado has a long standing tradition of encouraging innovation and young talent.