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Date: May 5 · 2018

May 5 · 2018


On Saturday 5th May, Portugal will host its second edition of the successful One Day Design Challenge by Roca. Since last year, the contest has gained more and more participants as a result to the involvement and talent of young entrepreneurs and professionals. The contest left a remarkable experience to those who joined the challenge in the previous edition. 

The competition once again will be based on the proposal of a topic related to bathroom products, and contestants will have to design a product based on a briefing. The most important aspects that the jury will take into account are originality, design and usability. 

In this timed event, participants will have to work against the clock either individually or in teams with a maximum of three people. The contest is a great experience and challenges participants to produce and develop their most innovative ideas. In this extremely intense event, the winners are selected by a jury made up of national and international personalities. 

Are you seeking a new challenge? Come and join us!



9:00 Registration (the last registration before 11:00)
09:45 Reading of the Briefing
16:00 Project submission
18:00 Submission deadline
18:30 Jury deliberation
20:30 Award ceremony



Nuno Gama

Born in Azeitão in 1966, he studied Fashion Design at CITEX-Porto. He launched his own brand in 1993, which he has developed over the years, incorporating jewellery, tableware, footwear, bridal ware and different sports lines.

He has participated in several international exhibitions and has featured his collections in numerous international fashion events, such as Passarela Barcelona, “Remade in Italy” or Modalisboa. He has represented Portugal as an international guest at Prague Fashion Week, Poland Fashion Week, and Dragão Fashion Week in Brazil.

Furthermore, he has designed the uniforms of different institutions, restaurants and hotels and has created the wardrobe of countless theatre plays and ballets.

He has been awarded the prestigious Commendation of the Order of Prince Henry the Navigator.

He has collaborated with different companies, such as Microsoft (launch of the Nuno Gama application for Windows 8) or BMW (launch of the Mini Gama Gentleman).

He has recently unveiled his Summer 18 collection and the Costumes of the Quorum Company’s ballet “"saudade”.

Fernando Guerra


Fernando Guerra

Born in Lisbon in 1970, Fernando worked as an architect in Macao for five years, after graduating in architecture from Lisbon’s Lusíada University in 1993.

Guerra was a pioneer in ways of photographing and portraying architecture. In 1999, he opened the studio "FG + SG", in collaboration with his brother, Sérgio Guerra, and together they have been responsible for much of the dissemination of contemporary Portuguese architecture over the last eighteen years. Over the years, the studio has collaborated with several Portuguese and international architects, such as Álvaro Siza, Zaha Hadid (UK) or Mad Architects (China).

His works are regularly published in various publications (in paper and online) both nationally and internationally.

In 2012 he was named Canon Explorer, taking on the role of representative of Canon Europe in architectural photography. In 2017 he was appointed ambassador of the same brand.

His work has been exhibited in many different countries around the world, including the MoMA MUSEUM in New York or the Belem Cultural Centre in Lisbon. He has also won several international photography awards.

Inês Lobo


Inês Lobo

Born in Lisbon in 1966, Inês began her career after graduating in architecture from Lisbon's Higher Institute of Fine Arts in 1989. She created her own studio, Inês Lobo, Arquitectos, in 2002.

Inês has taught Architecture since 1989, and is currently a Guest Lecturer on the Architecture Course of Lisbon’s Independente University. She is regularly invited to speak at seminars and conferences in Portugal and abroad.

She has recently curated and been commissioned for architectural exhibitions, and represented Portugal at the Venice Biennale in 2012, as well as being a delegate at the VIII Ibero-American Biennial of Architecture and Urbanism.

Inês is a regular presence on the juries of national and international architecture awards, such as the Secil prize, in 2006, and the FAD in 2012.

In 1999, she was awarded the title of Officer of the Order of Merit by the President of the Republic; in 2014, she was awarded a distinction for "Women creators of culture" by the Portuguese government; and in 2014, she was awarded the ArcVision - Women and Architecture international prize.



Júlio Quaresma

Born in Angola in 1958, he studied Painting and Drawing at AR-Co in Lisbon, graduating in Architecture from the Higher Institution of Fine Arts in 1981. After obtaining a degree in Stage Design on the Higher Education Course of Theatre at the National Conservatory of Lisbon in 1983, he attained a Master's degree with distinction in Architecture Technology and Environmental Quality at Lisbon University’s Technical College of Architecture and a Postgraduate with the thesis "Rehabilitation of Urban Centers" ARCA / ETAC, in Coimbra.

He has worked as a coordinating architect on international projects. Furthermore, he founded the "Vértice Group" in 1990, which launched the DESCOBRIR LISBOA 90 prize and has exhibited his work in several international museums, including the IVAM (Valencia), the Oscar Niemeyer Museum (Curitiba) or the Water Museum (Lisbon).

He was appointed Minister of Welfare and Social Affairs of the Sovereign Order of San Juan de Jerusalém in 2014, of which he has been Ambassador to Angola since 2010.

Throughout his career, he has been awarded different international Art Awards, such as the VERA Arts Prize (2015) or the Royal Events ‘Oscar’ of Arts.

Xavier Torras


Xavier Torras

Brand Communications Director of Roca and Director of the We Are Water Foundation since its creation in 2010. He has developed his professional career in the fields of marketing, business strategy and communication.


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