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United Kingdom

Date: June 17 · 2017

June 17 · 2017

Introduction

London hosted the first edition of the One Day Design Challenge on June 17th. The contestants had to solve the challenge laid out by the organization in only 6 hours: the bathroom is one of the spaces within a home where more water is spent, they had to design products that save water in this area, a priority in our planet.

The winner was WATER LINE, designed by Abdurrahman Onal from the Royal College of Arts. The jury awarded him the first prize because this project raises the awareness of the water use and it was efficient, practical and inclusive.

The second prize was awarded to CIRCAQUA, developed by Eduardo Camarena and Carlota Boyer from Zaha Hadid Architects, which was considered a reinvention of the bathroom structure by the jury. The project carried out an intelligent use of the different states of water, reducing its consumption and creating different experiences.

The third prize was awarded to REENG, conceived by Italo Armone, Attilio Armone and Costanza Ranieri from Oro Bianco and Ivar. The jury highlighted its simple and intuitive system to monitor the use of water, which encourages people to reduce its consumption.

The jury was made up of Sam Jacob, director of Sam Jacob Studio; Maha Kutay, design director at Zaha Hadid Architects; Risa Sano and Yasuyuki Sakurai, designers and partners at Mentsen; and Xavier Torras, Brand Communications Director at Roca.

Awarded projects

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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