We will celebrate a very special edition of the competition next year, a grand final in which all first prize winners of the 2019 editions held in seventeen cities will be able to participate. The grand final will take place in Barcelona, at the Roca Barcelona Gallery, at the beginning of 2020.
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Last year was a year of growth for Roca One Day Design Challenge: it increased the number of cities that hold the competition, the number of participants and the collaborating institutions also grew… A success we hope to repeat in 2019, with the addition of new editions and a final surprise.
With the slogan “Sharing knowledge and cultural news”, this new digital platform presents exclusive content for architects and designers and aims to become a reference point for professionals and students in those fields.
Seven years after the first edition of the competition, it can be said that there is a large community of creative, restless and very active young people around the One Day Design Challenge.
If you follow this journal, this means that you know about the One Day Design Challenge, but you might not know that Roca organizes another design contest, jumpthegap®. With a different format, jumpthegap® is biannual and it is currently celebrating its eighth edition.
Roca reaffirms its commitment to the development and promotion of young talent through partnerships with young professionals. If some time ago it was Alexandra Barrachina, winner of the first One Day Design Challenge, who designed some settings for Roca's Thinbig® tiles, now it is the turn of winner of the 2014 Spanish edition of One Day Design Challenge, and his accessories brand , created in 2015.
Sustainability is a priority for Roca, and we see this in the research and resources devoted to achieve a more rational use of water. For this reason, the company implements increasingly more measures, both in the manufacturing processes and in the use of its products, to decrease the environmental effects, and the reduction of the water consumption is one of the most important ones.
Roca One Day Design Challenge, exploring in more detail its goal of promoting talent as a value and design and innovation as tools for the future among young professionals and students, wishes to take a step further and become an open and continuous platform that spreads news of the winners and collaborators of the competition.