Bathroom brand Roca has launched its biennial design competition ‘jumpthegap‘ to create sustainable concepts for the bathroom space of the future.
Designers and architects (under 40), alongside students (under 30), are encouraged to use their vision to create products, spaces or even new uses and functions for the bathroom.
They can enter as individuals or enter a dual project, as a duo of professionals or students.
Shortlisted projects will be selected by a group of global architecture and design professionals, which include:
- Ruy Ohtake – president, architect, Brazil
- Emilio Cabrero – general director, Design Week Mexico, Mexico
- Josep Congost – Roca design and innovation director, Spain
- Dorota Koziara – designer, Poland
- Carlo Ratti – director MIT Senseable City Lab founder and partner of Carlo Ratti Associati, Italy
- Isabel Roig – executive director, BCD Barcelona Design Centre, Spain
- Murat Tabanlioglu – architect, founder of Tabanlioglu architects, Turkey
- Boris VoskoBoynikov – architect and leader of Vox Architects, Russia.
Designers, architects and students can now register until March 27, 2018, and must submit their project by April 25, 2019.
Prizes of 10,000 Euro will be presented to the winning professional and the winning student.
In addition, there is a We are Water Foundation Prize of 6,000 Euros.
The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony at the Disseny Hub in Barcelona.
Over the last seven editions of the ‘jumpthegap’ competitions, there have been more than 2,900 submitted projects from 20,600 participants from 134 countries.
Roca held a One Day Design Challenge at its Zaha Hadid-designed London Gallery in May 2018.
It saw young professionals and student compete in an against-the-clock competition to design an bathroom product for the chance to win £2,500.