Roca launches the 10th edition of its international design contest, jumpthegap®

Participants must develop innovative and sustainable solutions for the bathroom space

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Following 9 global editions with over 26,000 participants from 150 countries, jumpthegap® returns, inviting the brightest talents in architecture and design to come up with creative solutions for the bathroom space. This 10th edition marks a new stage in the development of Roca’s international design contest, driven by the crucial challenges we face today both as individuals and as a society.

The competition, which is organised in collaboration with BCD Barcelona Design centre, is divided into four new categories: Wellness & Health, designs that deliver new levels of comfort and peace of mind for users and clients, promoting balance and harmony; [Un]neutral design, projects that ingeniously and meaningfully address the bodily diversity and the wide range of capacities displayed by human beings, facilitating independent living through new creative personal aid features; Water & Energy, projects that promote a smart and conscious use of planetary resources; and Crisis & Emergency, designs that tackle a context of permanent crisis and emergency with the help of flexible, feasible and replicable materials and technologies.

The projects will be assessed by a jury of renowned professionals led by Japanese architect and 2014 Pritzker Prize winner Shigeru Ban (Jury President), and which also includes Somi Kim, Senior Director, Healthcare Solutions at Johnson & Johnson (J&J) Design; Paul Priestman, Designer, Chairman of PriestmanGoode; Andrea Trimarchi and Simone Farresin, Founders of Formafantasma design studio; Deborah Seward, Director of United Nations Regional Information Centre in Belgium; Mariana Amatullo, President of Cumulus International Association of Universities and Colleges of Art, Design and Media; Isabel Roig, Executive Director of Barcelona Design Centre & President of World Design Weeks; and Marc Viardot, Roca Group’s Corporate Marketing and Design Director.

Participants can submit their designs at www.jumpthegap.net until 6th of September, either individually or in groups of two.

 

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