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Oman

Date: November 2 · 2019

November 2 · 2019

Introduction

For the third year in a row, Roca One Day Design Challenge is celebrated in Oman, calling young designers and architects to explore their creativity in its third edition, after last years’ success in participation.

Next November 2nd, Roca One Day Design Challenge will take place in Muscat, 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 Oman 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 want to test your creative skills and opt to win a prize? Take this opportunity and participate in the next Challenge!

Where

Muscat

SCHEDULE

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

Jury

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Abdul Fattah Joudi

Abdul Fattah Joudi is the Chief Executive Officer of Lines & Visions, Associate and founder of the company in 2000.
Under his direction, the company has produced largely successful projects from inception through documentation and ultimately site supervision to ensure the successful completion of the projects. Apart from his invaluable input in the architectural design of all projects, his managerial responsibilities include operations, finances, business development and organization development as well as client relationships and studio vision.

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Jumana Habib

Jumana Habib is leading Ibrahim Jaidah Architects & Engineers (IJAE) Office in Muscat, a subsidiary of Arab Engineering Bureau (AEB). As a Country Manager, Jumana is responsible for the day to day business, operational and technical delivery of IJAE’s projects in Oman.

Prior to joining IJAE, Jumana has held the position of the General Manager for Abu Dhabi Regional Head Quarter of Surbana International Consultants (SIC), a Singapore headquartered international multi-disciplinary and award-winning building consultancy firm who has transformed Singapore into a world ranked city.

Jumana graduated from the University of Auckland/New Zealand with an Honours degree in Architecture. With her multi-cultural background that blends an Arabic heritage with international academic training and project experience, she played an instrumental role in the start-up and development of SIC into one of largest international consultancies within the Middle East and Asia Pacific.

Jumana has a successful track record in providing strategic consultancy, business development and project management on significant client projects where ‘best in class’ results and performance have been non-negotiable.

Jumana’s key strengths lie in her leadership skills, Client and Interpersonal Relationship Management.

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Shehla Hussain

Shehla Hussain (Assoc. AIA) has an experience of 10 years spanning Architecture, Urban Planning and Design Research, with an M. Arch from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

She has developed her design approach through the lens of research, community development and environmentally friendly design by means of her experiences with various organizations. Her Master’s thesis on Disaster Rehabilitative Housing in India explores practical guidelines on designing resilient and easily deployable reusable housing for displaced people. Her work was based on field research and her time working at the United Nations Development Programme, where she shared her research and assisted in developing design outlines for government stakeholders after the Tsunami of 2004. Her work was picked for publication and is available on amazon.com.

Since 2015, her work in Oman has focused on Urban Planning and Architecture at NORPLAN A/S, understanding land use patterns and futures in South Al Batinah. Her experiences led her to initiate “Oman Think Urban”, a non-profit group bringing together designers and urbanists to inform urban and regional spatial planning projects that have been growing in Oman. She hopes to use the platform to engage professionals and academicians, allowing them to examine design from the viewpoint of the inhabitants across the various regions of Oman.

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Omar Nuri

SSH General Manager 

SSH is one of the leading master planning, infrastructure, building design, construction supervision and project management firms in the Middle East, with a reputation for design integrity and a portfolio that includes some of the landmark projects in the region. We have completed more than 1,000 projects and are ranked 3rd in the Middle East by World Architecture Magazine and amongst the top 100 Architects in the World.  

Omar joined SSH in December 2009 to help run the then newly established Oman office and to assist in the successful delivery of major projects in Oman, such as Oman Convention and Exhibition Centre and the Royal Opera House Galleria. 

In the following years, Omar led the project management function of the office overseeing all projects and was pivotal to winning many bids for the Oman business, such as the Omantel headquarters, Junoot Resort, and Ghala MUD. In 2016, Omar became the General Manager responsible for all office operations and achieving business targets. 

Omar holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Architecture and is a certified PMP, Project Management Professional, from PMI since 2014.

 

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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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