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Date: November 9 · 2019

November 9 · 2019


After its first edition in 2018, Roca One Day Design Challenge repeated in Bulgaria in 2019. Once again, this contest calls Bulgarian young designers and architects to explore their creativity in its second edition, after last year’s success participation. 

Next November 9th Roca One Day Design Challenge will take place in Sofia, challenging design and architecture students and young professionals under the age of 30 to create original solutions and innovative concepts related to the bathroom space, in just one day.

The competition aims to promote and give visibility to young talent. The participants will face the challenge against the clock of providing solutions for the bathroom space according to the briefing announced early in the morning. Roca One Day Design Challenge in Bulgaria counts on renowned professionals as members of the jury, who will value the originality, creativity and feasibility of the ideas presented.

Roca One Day Design Challenge is a design competition organized by Roca, a global reference in bathroom products, which takes place annually in different cities around the world. This year 2019 we will celebrate 14 editions of competition. 

Do you dare to participate? We are happy to receive you!



8:30 h -Registration & Coffee Break
09:30 h - Briefing: Presentation of Design topic 
12:30 h - Catering Opening: Lunch 
15:30 h - Project Submissions Start 
17:30 h - Submission deadline 
17:30 h - Jury Deliberation & Cocktail Party  
19:30 h - Awards ceremony 
20:00 h - End of event 


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Georgi Chervendinev

Georgi Chervendinev, PhD is the head of the department Engineering Design at the Technical University in Sofia. His education includes Interior Design in the Polytechnics; Masters in Internal Combustion Engines in the Technical University and PhD in Ergonomics and Industrial Design in the Technical University. He has several patents in the automotive and product design sphere, as well as prototypes and finalized projects such as electrical urban vehicles, interior and exterior furniture, etc.



Orlin Davchev

Associated Professor Arch. Orlin Davchev, PhD is Vice Dean for Academic Activities in Faculty of Architecture, University of Architecture, CivilEngineering and Geodesy (UACEG), Sofia. Arch. Davchev is founder of Architectural Studio MIODESIGN. Leading notion in his professional work is the realization of an emotional, sustainable and innovative architecture, bearing the messages of his time, author's character and respect for the surrounding environment. A wide range of residential, public and industrial projects in the field of architecture, interior and design have been realized in his practice. He has received numerous awards and nominations from national and international competitions. He also participated in significant international conferences, expert committees and juries. Arch. Orlin Davchev is author as sole or in co-authorship of multiple scientific publications, research papers, monographs and books. His main interests of research are focused in the fields of Emergent digital technologies in architecture, Parametric design, Rapid prototyping, Interactive architecture and Morphological optimization.



Ilian Milinov

Ilian Milinov, founder of Ilian Milinov Studio. After winning numerous international awards, including 4 RED DOT design awards, Ilian Milinov is an example of a Bulgarian designer who can easily be called successful. Its mission is to design "problem-solving" designs, such as the Hang Stool folding chair or the Seattable project for ORT. His products range from a pregnancy test, a sports car and a stool to medical equipment and a device that converts kinetic energy from baby cradle to wi-fi.



Ivo Popov

Assistant Professor Ivo Popov, PhD is a lecturer in Department of Design at New Bulgarian University. He is a member and a co-founder of the Chamber of Designers of Bulgaria. A part of Graphic Design he is also interested in Exhibition Design and Interior Design. He has taken part in many academic conferences and publications in Bulgaria. So far in his career he has designed more than 50 exhibition booths, art galleries, museums and private spaces in his home country and abroad. He has won over 30 competitions for graphic design of big brands and in 2012 earned an award for the most attractive exhibition booth MachTech & Metal, Inter expo Center, Sofia.



Vesselin SImov

Vesselin SImov, Marketing manager, Roca South-East Europe. At the same time, Vesselin Simov is responsible for the sales of the various brands of the Roca Group (Roca, Fayans, Laufen) in a number of countries in the region, including Bulgaria, Greece, Macedonia, Albania, Malta, Cyprus. For almost 30 years, Vesselin Simov's professional career has been associated with Roca, long before the company officially entered the market in our country. A professional with several diverse backgrounds and experience in various areas of business and diplomatic relations, Vesselin has a global, philosophical approach to product, marketing and sales, which he also tries to convey to the people in the diverse team he leads. He is representing the  International Foundation We Are Water, founded by Roca Group,in the jury of One Day Design Challenge.