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Date: September 29 · 2018

September 29 · 2018


The Roca One Day Design Challenge returns to Oman in 2018, country where the competition premiered in 2017. 

The One Day Design Challenge was created by Roca in Spain in the year 2012, with the aim of supporting young students and professionals in the early stages of their careers in the world of architecture and design. 

This express competition allows participants to explore and test their most creative side. During the day of the competition, the participants need to face a challenge related to the design of a bathroom product, with only 9 hours to come up with a proposal. 

If you study industrial design or architecture or if you are a professional under the age of 30, put yourself to the test and participate in our next Challenge!




09:00 Registration & Breakfast (Last registration before 11.00) 
09:30 Briefing: Presentation of the design topic 
12:00 Catering opening: Lunch 
15:00 Project submissions start 
17:00 Submission deadline 
17:30 Beginning of jury deliberation 
19:30 Awards ceremony 
20:00 Cocktail dinner 
21:00 End of event


Masood Raza


Masood Raza

Atkins Oman Principal Architect and Lead Designer with over 20 years of experience across a range of architectural and urban design projects including 5 & 4-star hotels, retail & prestigious residential projects.

Qualified with a postgraduate Master’s Degree in Architecture Design from the University of New South Wales, Australia.

Registered in the chartered rolls of Architects at the New South Wales Board of Architects, Australia with Level 1 membership of Royal Australian Institute of Architects (RAIA).

Prior to joining Atkins in 2006, worked in international architectural offices in Sydney, Abu Dhabi and Karachi undertaking senior design & managerial roles across various building types.

Fareeda Al Battashy


Fareeda Al Battashy

Fareeda Al Battashy, the Managing Director of Fareeda Design, has more than 25 years of experience in every aspect of interior design. She established her design firm after a rewarding career as a decorated public servant. Established in 1994, Fareeda Design has discovered a niche for interior and architectural consultancy in Oman.

She combines her innovative fresh design, extensive experience in problem-solving and conflict resolution, sense of environmental responsibility, and expertise in collaborating with highly skilled craftspeople, to ensure a smooth design process. Fareeda’s approach to design incorporates graceful lines and traditional influences from the past with a contemporary edge.

Fareeda Design has in its portfolio clients including most of Oman's leading banks, prominent national and international companies. Apart from corporate interiors, hotels, and banks which Fareeda Design specialize in, the list of completed projects includes ministry projects, prestigious commercial client’s luxury private villas (both architectural and interiors), shopping centers, retail projects, office buildings, and a wide variety of showroom interiors.



Hilal Sabeel Al Balushi

B. Science in Architecture, USA; Chairman of Oman Centre of Architects; and Member of Oman Society of Engineers.

Hilal Sabeel Al Balushi is head of projects in government departments and head of own practice for over 35 years. Completed numerous villas, commercial offices, and industrial estates throughout the Sultanate of Oman.



Surinaa Triveen

A result oriented professional with 24 years of experience in establishing businesses encompassing business development, project planning, interior designing, project management and resource planning. A keen strategist with expertise in managing entire operations with key focus on top line & bottom line profitability by ensuring optimal utilization of resources.

Instrumental in handling projects related to interior designing of 4 & 5 Star Hotels, Key designer for Real Estate projects, Retail Outlets, Corporate Offices, high rise Commercial & Residential Buildings.

Attained proficiency in developing new markets, establishing channel networks & achieving the targeted process goals. Demonstrated abilities in escalating business volumes.



Victor Schoone

Victor Schoone Msc Business Administration Erasmus University Rotterdam (Rotterdam School of Management) and CEMS Master ESADE Business School. Born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (1972), is the Country Manager for the Middle East region and surrounding countries since 2006 when he established the Roca Sanitario, S.A. Representation Office in Dubai, UAE.

Employed by Roca since 1998, his mission has been in the Middle East region to work towards achieving a leadership position for the Roca brand and pursue the recognition of the market of the key values defined by the Company: Sustainability, Innovation, Design, and Wellbeing.


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