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Poland

Date: February 17 · 2018

February 17 · 2018

Introduction

On February 17th, Roca organizes the first edition of the One Day Design Challenge as part of the 4DESINGDAYS celebrated in Poland. One Day Design Chellenge was created in Spain with the objective of supporting young professionals and students under 30 years old who are just starting out in the world of architecture and design.

Roca’s speed design contest will enable contestants to develop their creative side. Participants will have to tackle a bathroom-based challenge working against the clock within a time limit of nine hours. Three winners will be chosen based on the criteria of innovation, sustainability and adaptability. 

The main goal of this project is to challenge the participants’ capabilities in order to equip them to take on future projects. This contest is a platform for young designers and architects to drive their work forward, with their unique projects providing a solid foundation as they set out on their professional careers, thanks to the intensive nature of the competition and the company’s excellent reputation. 

Do you accept the challenge?

Where

Katowice

9:00 Registration (the last registration before 10:30)
9:30 Briefing. Presentation of Design topics
12:00 Lunch
14:00 Project submission
16:00 Submission deadline
16:00 Jury deliberation and cocktail party
18:00 Award ceremony
19:00 End of the event

Jury

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Jerzy Wuttke

A graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts (ASP) in Krakow, Faculty of Industrial Design. The Degree with distinction at the Design Methodology Department in 1969, the thesis supervisor was Professor Andrzej Pawłowski.

Jerzy Wuttke is the author of many projects with a specialization in design, interior design, the art of exhibition and also educational programs. The participant of the “Product Semantics” Conference in Helsinki, Finland, 1989 and the World Congress “Quo vadis design?” in Essen, Germany, 1992.

The President of the Scientific Board of the Institute of Industrial Design (Instytut Wzornictwa Przemysłowego), a design expert, supervisor and reviewer of dissertations and textbooks.

As an academic teacher at the Katowice Branch of the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow he initiated policy works which resulted in creating the Design Field at the ASP. The Dean during the years 1990-1993. Currently, the Head of the graduation Product Design Studio of the Academy of Fine Arts in Katowice.

The diploma projects are created mostly in the cooperation with companies. Students and graduate candidates are winning prestigious prizes and awards in national and international competitions, e.g. several times, the Grand Prix of the “Young Design” competition organized by the Institute of Industrial Design in Warsaw and also several awards at the worldwide furniture design competition IDA (International Design Award) in Cologne, Germany.

The winner of

The Individual Award of the Minister of Culture and Arts (Nagroda Indywidualna Ministra Kultury i Sztuki), 1977

The Special Prize of the Committee of Independent Culture of “Solidarity” (Nagroda Specjalna Niezależnego Komitetu Kultury “Solidarności”), 1984

The laureate of

The Knight’s Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta (Krzyż Kawalerski Orderu Odrodzenia Polski), 1999.

The Honorable Emblem “Merit for Polish Culture” of the Minister of Culture and National Heritage (Odynaka Honorowa “Zasłużony dla Kultury Polskiej” Ministra Kultury i Dziedzictwa Narodowego), 2013

The Deputy to the Sejm of The Republic of Poland, 10th and 2nd terms, the author of “Profile Parlamentarne”, the collection of over 130 characteristic images of the Members of Polish Parliament. The works are in the collection of Sejm Library in Warsaw and numerous privately-owned collections.

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Tomasz Konior

A graduate of the University of Technology in Krakow with Master's Degree gained in Architecture in 1994. Post-graduate studies in the field of conservation of historical buildings and maintenance of architectural monuments at the Silesian University of Technology.

Tomasz Konior has had over 20 years of experience as a designer. Since 1995, he has been head architect at Konior Studio. Over the past 20 years, he has overseen over 100 projects and won over 40 awards, both in national and international competitions. He is also a member of a number of architecture-related and public organizations.

One of the best known projects by Tomasz Konior is The Concert Hall and The Seat of the National Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra in Katowice, in which Tomasz Konior held the position of head designer and team leader. The NOSPR project covered the building itself, as well as its symphonic concert hall with 1800 seats. Open to the public in 2014, the building was entirely designed by Konior Studio.

Regarding awards received by Tomasz Konior’s office for its achievements, it is vital to mention two awards obtained in 2008: the SARP Award of the Year– the highest award given by the Association of Polish Architects SARP and Award for the Most Friendly And Accessible For All Public Project awarded by the International Union of Architects for the redevelopment of the Music Academy in Katowice.

Tomasz Konior’s list of personal awards is impressive - it includes the “Cultural Merit Gloria Artis" silver medal (2014) awarded by the Minister of Culture and National Heritage.

He was also given the Platinium Laurel of Skill and Competence (2015) by the Silesian Regional Economy Chamber. He is also the first Polish winner of the Leonardo Award – at the International Biennale of Young Architects in Minsk (2007), the BCC Caesars of Silesian Business award (2013) and the Prize of the Mayor of Katowice in the field of culture (2014).

As mentioned before, Tomasz Konior is a member of numerous organizations, among others: The Association of Polish Architects SARP, where between 2012 - 2015 he held the position the Head of the Coordination Team of Competition Judges. He is a co-founder of the Institute of Contemporary City and the Culture-Nature Association in Katowice, and a member of the Board of Trustees of the National Museum appointed by the Minister of Culture and National Heritage (2013 to 2018).

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Tomek Rygalik

Designer, curator, and educator with a Ph.D in Industrial Design, born in Lodz in 1976. He studied architecture at the Technical University of Lodz, and graduated in Industrial Design from the Pratt Institute (1999 BID). He then worked with design companies in the United States, consulting for international clients such as Kodak, Polaroid, MTV, PerkinElmer, Dentsply, Unilever, and Dupont. After graduating from the Royal College of Art in 2005 (MA), he joined the RCA staff as a Research Associate and established Studio Rygalik in both London and Lodz, Poland. Since 2008 he has run a design course at the Design Department of the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw. He moved to Warsaw in 2009. Since 2012 he leads Studio Rygalik together with his partner, designer Gosia Rygalik. Since 2005 he has designed for companies including Moroso, Noti, Profim, Ideal Standard, Siemens, Heineken and Ikea. Since 2010 he has also been creative director for leading Polish furniture brands, including Comforty and Paged. He also works with cultural institutions, including The Adam Mickiewicz Institute, Teatr Wielki – Polish National Opera, The Museum of the History of the Polish Jews, BOZAR, Zachęta, The Frederic Chopin Museum, The National Museum, and the Polish Culture Institute. He was the architect of the Polish Presidency of the EU Council in 2011.

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Agnieszka Kaczmarska

A graduate of the University of Technology in Białystok, with Master's Degree gained in architecture  and city planning in 1997. In 2001 gained qualifications in architecture; since 2002 member of Silesian Chamber Of Architects (Śląska Okręgowa Izba Architektów). Since 2005 member of Polish Architects Association in Katowice (SARP in Katowice), Now President of Polish Architects Association in Katowice (SARP in Katowice). Member of city planning and architectural board of voivodeship and  advisory board of architectural department. Since 18 years owner of company  - Arsis Atelier in Katowice with specialization of revitalization of  industrial architecture.

Selected References: Office Center in Katowice STARA HUTA, Stadium in Racibórz 

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Xavier Torras

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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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