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United Kingdom

Date: June 17 · 2017

June 17 · 2017

Introduction

On 17th June, the Roca London Gallery will host the first United kingdom edition of the One Day Design Challenge, aimed at young designers and architects under the age of 30.

The challenge will provide an amazing experience and environment for contestants to explore Roca's essence and values, such as innovation and design through their projects.

Participants of the competition will face the challenge of creating a new design related to the bathroom space in less than 10 hours. Roca's aim is to engage with the community of young designers to discover original and innovative solutions for the bathroom. Three winners will be chosen based on innovation, sustainability and adaptability.

Participants can win three prizes worth up to £2,000 and their designs will be seen by a prestigious jury of leading architects and designers.

Do you accept the challenge?

Jury

Sam Jacob

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Sam Jacob

Sam Jacob is principal of Sam Jacob Studio for architecture and design, a practice whose work spans scales and disciplines from urban design through architecture, design, art and curatorial projects. He has worked internationally on award winning projects and has exhibited at major museums such as the V&A, MAK, and The Art Institute of Chicago as well as cultural events including the Venice Architecture Biennale. He is Professor of Architecture at UIC, Chicago, visiting professor at Yale School of Architecture, Director of Night School at the Architectural Association and columnist for Art Review and Dezeen. Previously he was a founding director of FAT Architecture.

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Maha Kutay

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Maha Kutay

Maha first joined ZHA in 1995 and returned to the practice in 2007 to help set up the design business under Zaha Hadid Design. She has been involved in a number of landmark product assignments and contributed to key competitions and built work. Maha has a BA degree in Environmental Design from Parsons School of Design, New York, and a Master’s degree in Architecture from Columbia University, New York. She was awarded the Lucille Lowenfish Memorial Prize in Design (1994).

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Mentsen

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Risa Sano and Yasuyuki Sakurai

Mentsen is a London-based design practice established in 2011 and a partnership between two designers, Yasuyuki Sakurai and Risa Sano. The studio name, meaning ‘lines and surfaces’ in Japanese, references to the studio’s combined specialty in product design and visual communication. Working internationally, Mentsen develop visual concepts and offer product design and art direction for businesses and cultural organisations.

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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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