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Shanghai (China)

Date: November 23 · 2019

November 23 · 2019


Shanghai hosts the third edition of the Roca One Day Design Challenge in 2019, calling young designers and architects from Shanghai to explore their creativity in its third edition, after last years’ success in participation. 

Next November 23rd Roca One Day Design Challenge will take place in Shanghai at the Roca Shanghai Gallery. The competition challenges 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 Shanghai 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.

If you are interested in participating in the next edition, stay tuned for the latest news!


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08:30 Breakfast
09:30 Briefing
10:00 Event begins
12:00 Lunch
18:00 Project submission
18:30 Jury deliberation & cocktail party
20:00 Awards ceremony
21:00 End of event



James Lew

James Lew joined the practice in 2017 and is the head of the studio GreenbergFarrow China. He studied architecture in Birmingham, United Kingdom and his experience spans a range of projects across Europe, Middle East and Asia. He is a licensed architect, a chartered member of the Royal Institute of British Architect and committee member of RIBA Chapter China.

James is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the Shanghai studio and oversees all design related tasks.

He is a passionate advocate of researched base design process and the integration with Building Information Modeling technology. His experience includes 10 years at international practice Building Design Partnership, he has an international portfolio varying in scale from a wide range of educational, commercial, residential, healthcare, contemporary interventions with historical buildings and cultural buildings. He is currently leading a number of projects in the studio, including commercial, retail, cultural and educational prototypes, regeneration development in China.  His most recent notable work consists of the renovation of JC Mandarin Shanghai and Wuhan Metro Museum.

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Alex Mok

Alex is an architect and co-founder of Linehouse, an architecture and interior design studio based in Asia, working on projects all over the world. She studied architecture in the UK at the Bartlett School of Architecture and University of Newcastle and has been based in Shanghai for over 10 years. At Linehouse she leads a team of designers working on projects of varying scales and typologies exploring both the poetic idea and pragmatic solution.

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Xu Wang

Xu Wang is an editorial director of AD China magazine. She was the first generation of fashion editors in China since 1993. After launching Elle Decoration China in 2004, Wang went on to successfully establish AD China in 2011.



Zhizhe Yu

Zhizhe Yu is co-founder and managing director of AI Space Factory. In addition to pioneering the company’s growth in China, Zhizhe founded AI’s China office in Shanghai, where she leads a team of architects on several city-defining projects. Trained as both an architect and urban designer, she relishes a hands-on approach to making spaces which contribute to cities and to society.

Emilio Salazar


Emilio Salazar

Emilio Salazar is the Managing Director of Roca China, who has worked in Roca for the past 18 years, in 6 different countries: Spain, Portugal, Argentina, Austria, India and for the last 6 years based in Shanghai. Emilio is currently responsible as Country Director for the Chinese market, where Roca Group has a strong industrial presence with 10 factories and a human strength of 2.600 employees. Emilio has also been experienced as the Managing Director in Roca Group companies in those several countries. He was the industrial engineer graduated from Polytechnic University of Catalonia and obtained the MBA at Iese (Barcelona).