Hong Kong (China)
Date: November 23 · 2016
November 23 · 2016
The second Hong Kong edition of Roca’s express design contest was held last Wednesday, 23rd November.
The participants had to conceptualise and redesign a product against the clock for the 3 x 3 x 3 BATHROOM concept, that is a 3-square meter bathroom with 3 functions (WC, washbasin and shower) and for 3 people living in an apartment.
Among all projects submitted, the Jury, which was made up by renowned professionals, awarded the first prize to the out-of-the-box, innovative Water Drop design by Chung Shu Wing from Dojo and Shing Lok Tin from Urban Room for their original, bold and functional idea. The second prize went to Cheung Ka Wai from Mr, Louis Hung from CL3 Architects Limited and Raori Ravin from HKU for their project Toilet3, while the third prize went to Smart-Room by Florence Ma, Yisa Chan and Andy Yip.
The second Hong Kong edition, which had the support of the Hong Kong Interior Design Association, has strengthened once more Roca’s commitment to hosting activities seeking to promote design and young talents from this city.
Antony Chan, Founder and Creative Director of Cream, is a registered architect in both the United Kingdom and France. Chan participated in the European Parliament building project and won the fifth prize in the International Competition for Urban Design Ideas for the German parliamentary quarters. Chan returned to Hong Kong in 1998 and established his own award-winning architecture and interior design firm, Cream.
“Design is not decoration, merely drawing walls and furnishing a room. It is about offering unique perspectives, developing organic ideas about function and form, and unleashing imagination while managing the pragmatic aspects of resources, manpower and schedule. What I am interested in exploring is the poetics of space.”
As Chairman of Hong Kong Interior Design Association, Chan endeavors to promote and develop the interior design profession in Hong Kong and mainland China.
Gary Chang is one of the most influential figures within the architectural, interior and product design world today.
With a passion for transformational designs that exemplify ultimate adaptability and sensibility, Gary’s work has focused on spatial flexibility and the interplay between art and practicality.
The tiny apartment in Hong Kong in which he grew up sparked a lasting curiosity in maximizing compact space.
Gary founded EDGE Design Institute Ltd. in 1994 and has since created such notable works as the Suitcase House in Beijing, his Kung-fu tea-set for ALESSI, and the transformation of his childhood and current 32 m2 apartment.
For over 30 years, Chris has been developing advertising and marketing campaigns for some of the world’s leading brands such as Nike, Land Rover, Philips, VW, IBM, Sony, Volvo, McDonald’s and Unilever. In London, Paris, Shanghai, Sydney, Amsterdam and Hong Kong, he has led multi-cultural creative teams at renowned agencies such as DDB, Ogilvy, Havas and Wunderman to deliver groundbreaking and award-winning projects. An early pioneer of digital marketing, he is regularly invited to be a judge at some of the advertising industry's most prestigious award festivals such as Cannes Lions and One Show. After spending the past 5 years in China, Chris recently relocated to Hong Kong to develop his own independent creative consultancy.
As well as being a regular speaker about the power of creativity and digital at events across Asia, Chris has also recently published his first book – The UX of ME: Career Optimization through Design Thinking.
Fabien Nauroy, Head of Design at NATIVE UNION. Fabien’s work is motivated by three principles: user experience, innovative materials and attention to detail. By staying true to these values, his designs are stripped back to the essentials for a sleek and minimal form.
Managing Director Roca China
Emilio Salazar is the Managing Director of Roca China, who has worked in Roca for the past 18 years, in 6 different countries: Spain, Portugal, Argentina, Austria, India and for the last 6 years based in Shanghai. Emilio is currently responsible as Country Director for the Chinese market, where Roca Group has a strong industrial presence with 10 factories and a human strength of 2.600 employees. Emilio has also been experienced as the Managing Director in Roca Group companies in those several countries. He was the industrial engineer graduated from Polytechnic University of Catalonia and obtained the MBA at Iese (Barcelona).