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Madrid (Spain)

Date: October 26 · 2019

October 26 · 2019


How could it be otherwise, in 2019 Spain hosts the eighth edition of the Roca One Day Design Challenge.

Once again, this contest calls Spanish young designers and architects to explore their creativity in its eighth edition in Madrid. Spain is the cradle of the competition, which is totally consolidated in the country and has become one of the unmissable dates in the design and architecture environments. 

Next October 26th Roca One Day Design Challenge will take place in Madrid, 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 Madrid 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. In year 2019, we will celebrate 15 editions of the competition.

Get to know this incredible competition and be part of its eighth edition in Spain!


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9:00 a.m. Registration (the last registration before 11:00 a.m.)
9:30 a.m. Reading of the Briefing
5:00 p.m. Project submission starts
6:00 p.m. End of projects submission
6:00 p.m. Jury deliberation
9:00 p.m. Award ceremony



Marta Alonso Yebra

With an educational background in Architecture and a passion for design, in 2014 she founded the studio Mayice along with Imanol Calderón Elósegui, and she is still part of it.  

At Mayice materials have a soul, the building of objects and spaces is carried out by using local crafts and technology. By analyzing problems and needs, they provide aesthetic and functional solutions, always taking care of materials, their history and processes. They work globally with their clients, always sharing.

In 2015, Marta won the award to Best Young Spanish designer, presented by Elle Deco, also obtaining an honorary mention at the Architizer Awards. Three years later, she was awarded at the Filamento Born Awards España, also at the Filamento Awards for Best Product IED 2018 Madrid and the Shortlist Dezeen Awards.

This year she has received the BUIT award for Gandía Blasco, design of New York.



Enrique Barrera Martínez

Enrique Barrera (ETSAM, 2000) combines his teaching activity with that of designer and architect. Co-founder of the studios In Design We Trust and Haiku arquitectura, he tries to find a balance between the different disciplines. He has won different national and international awards in the field of housing, public spaces and ephemeral architecture. In recent years he has worked mainly in the field of interior design, in particular in the hospitality and television industry, where has collaborated with such popular programs as "Pesadilla en la Cocina” or "First Dates".

*(He has been the director and professor of the Interior Design degree at ESNE, professor of the Fashion Design degree at ESNE, professor of Urban Planning at UCJC and guest lecturer of MACA at ETSAM)



Soledad Hernández de la Rosa

Designer. She has participated in the workshops of Círculo de Bellas Artes with: Isidoro Valcarcel Medina (National Award for Visual Arts 2007), Francesc Torres and Concha Jerez. She has also participated in the production of the exhibition: La Cabeza del Dragón, Francesc Torres, (Museo Nacional de Arte Reina Sofía),

She founded the design studio Publyco in 1986, specializing in visual identity programs, corporate image, periodicals, books and design and implementation of websites.

She was the President of the Spanish Association of Design Professionals (known in Spanish as AEPD) from 2005 to 2009, where she performed promotion activities of the design and organization of the AEPD design awards.  



Jacobo Ordás Macías

Jacobo Ordás graduated in 2003 from the Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura in Madrid (ETSAM). During his studies he participated in international competitions in Architecture, obtaining the first prize in the 9th edition of the PLADUR awards in the national and Iberian category (Spain and Portugal) and the 2nd prize in the international BIARC competition for the remodeling of the maritime front in Busan. He has been working in the architectural firm RAFAEL DE LA-HOZ ARQUITECTOS since 2003, currently holding the position of Head of Design and Project Equipment. He takes part in all stages of the project, from the Conception to the Construction Management, paying special attention to the incorporation of the latest technologies in the design and project processes. His experience encompasses multiple typologies, although Hospital Architecture stands out. He is currently involved in different international projects such as the Al-Hurriya and Al-Saab hospitals in Bagdag, the CTIC Treatment and Research Center in Bogota and a 300m high mixed-use tower for BMCE, in Rabat.

Josep Congost


Josep Congost

Born in 1956 in Barcelona, this engineer was a founding associate and chairman of the Governing Board of Ecotècnia S.Coop (1981-1989) and the Director of Vehicle Design at the NETC-B (Nissan European Technology Centre in Barcelona) (1989-97).

Since 1997, he has worked at Roca Sanitario SA, and he is currently the Design Director of the company’s design centre (Roca Design Center & Innovation Lab).


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