Hong Kong (China)

Date: December 2 · 2017

December 2 · 2017


On Saturday, December 2nd, the third edition of the contest One Day Design Challenge by Roca was held in Hong Kong. A large amount of students and professionals of the architecture and design sector have met in the city to face the challenge presented by the jury.

The premise under which the contestants had to work, was to redesign the shower tray, which is largely replacing the bathtub for obvious space saving reasons, but it doesn’t meet all the functions that the traditional bathtub does. Even more, the shower tray itself and the products related to it (shower screens, faucets…) haven’t evolved as successfully as they were expected, to deliver new functions or enhance the primary ones. So, the participants were asked to redesign this space, the proposal could include new features or functions in any field: storage, cleanliness, user experience, installation, safety, etc.

The jury was formed by Eric C.Yim JP, architect, freelance furniture designer, award-winning industrialist and a professor at the School of Design of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University; Joey Ho,Chairman of the Hong Kong Interior Design Association; Leon Yoong, Vice-president of Techtronic Design Asia; Fernando de la Cal, Export Sales Director of Roca Sanitary ware Limited; Matthew Priestman, architect and urban planner; and Michael Leung, founder of MIRO.

The five professionals decided that Yuen Lau Kwan from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and Lam Wing Shan from HKU Space International College deserved to be the winners of the contest, they highlighted about the project that it was not only a nice design, but it also took into account the shower/bathing experience. The second price went to Fan Cheuk Man from Retro Design Ltd and Yung Kai Cheong, Yannis from N. Cub. The third place was for Wong Wing Ki from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and Li Si Ying from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Design for developing a multi-generational, adaptable, retro-fit, and simple project.Andthe We Are Water Foundation price went to Ng Chak Kwan, freelance, and Chan Ho Yee from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, the jury explained it was a simple design solution. It addresses water use and recycling, and involves the user to participate actively.

Awarded projects

We Are Water Prize Winner


Ng Chak Kwan

Chan Ho Yee



Joey Ho

Joey Ho draws his creative inspirations from the far-reaching corners of Asia. Born in Taiwan, raised in Singapore, graduated from The University of Hong Kong (Master of Architecture) and The National University of Singapore (Bachelor of Architectural Studies). Each of these culturally diverse yet artistically vibrant qualities have played their part in fashioning Joey's unique and avant-garde perspectives of the world. 

Joey has established a high profile client list in hospitality, residential and other sectors, with projects over the globe. To-date, Ho's designs have won numerous internationally recognized awards. He is the Chairman of the Hong Kong Interior Design Association and the course consultant of the Institute of Vocational Education, actively involves in promoting the development of the design industry.



Michael Leung

Michael founded MIRO with Rony Chan in the Netherlands since 2010 and now based in Hong Kong. The collaboration started after they completed the IM masters course at Design Academy Eindhoven. MIRO’s works explore different aspects of design from crafts and industry to design systems and sustainability. They are designing and exploring design in different levels and disciplines, from 2D to objects to spatial.

His works have been shown during Milan and Dutch Design Week, DMY Berlin, Vitra Design Museum and other international design exhibition and museum. He is also lecturing and leading workshops in education institutes. Michael is the awardee of Hong Kong Young Design Talent Award 2008. With recent collaborations with Vitra Design Museum (DE) and V&A (UK), including curatorial works and exhibition design, MIRO’s creativity is reflected in the form of exhibitions as well.   


梁展邦 Michael 與陳凱納 Rony 在荷蘭 Design Academy Eindhoven 設計碩士畢業後開始合作,於 2010 年創立設計工作室 MIRO。現以香港為基地。MIRO 的作品探索不同方面的設計,從工藝及工
其作品曾在米蘭及荷蘭設計週、柏林DMY展及其他國際設計展覽和博物館展出。梁展邦於2008年奪得「香港青年設計才俊獎」。隨著作品涉及策展項目和展覽設計,以及與不同的博物館合作,單位包括維特拉設計博物館(德國)和 V&A(英國),MIRO的創意亦體現在不同展覽項目上。



Popo Leung

Popo Leung is a Chairlady of Education Committee of Hong Kong Interior Design Association and lecturer at Hong Kong Design Institute. She received a master of Intercultural Studies from The Chinese University of Hong Kong and bachelor of Interior Design of Middlesex University in UK. She is active in the design education and cultural activities. She has organized different events related to design and culture disciplines to collaborate with professionals, design institutions and the general public.



Matthew Priestman

DipArch RIBA. Founding Partner .

Matthew Priestman, architect and urbanist, is founding partner of Priestman Architects, member of the RIBA Hong Kong Chapter Committee + representative of the RIBA in Chongqing, has taught and lectured on architecture and urbanism at CUHK, the Bartlett School London and other schools of architecture in Europe and Asia. 

Formed in London in 1994 Priestman Architects is an award winning practice of architecture, urbanism and design based in Hong Kong, Chongqing and London which has grown through winning international design competitions and building be-spoke high quality projects including offices, mixed-use and housing and through planning, landscape and urban design propositions.

Eric C. Yim JP


Eric C. Yim JP

Professor Eric C. Yim is a Cambridge-trained architect, freelance furniture designer, award-winning industrialist and a professor in School of Design of Hong Kong Polytechnic University. 

Yim also serves as Chairman of the Hong Kong Design Centre, Design Council of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Furniture & Decoration Trade Association, Hong Kong Export Credit Insurance Corporation, Innovation and Technology Fund Technology Voucher Programme Committee.

Professor C. Yim is a Deputy Chairman of Federation of Hong Kong Industries, Deputy Chairman of Vocational Training Council and a Deputy Chairman of Create Smart Initiative Vetting Committee.



Leon Yoong

Educated in Australia, Leon studied his Bachelor of Arts Industrial Design at RMIT, Melbourne and in 2012 was awarded an Executive MBA at Kellogg's - HKUST in Hong Kong. 

Mr. Yoong, is currently the Vice-president of Techtronic Design Asia. He joined Techtronic Industries (TTI) HK in 2004 and over the past 13 years has led the successful transformation and growth of Techtronic Design. This team of over 60 multidisciplinary innovation researchers, designers and engineers in Hong Kong SAR and mainland China, support TTI's US$5B+ brand portfolio of MILWAUKEE®, AEG®, RYOBI®, HOMELITE®, HOOVER®, VAX®, ORECK®, DIRT DEVIL®, HART® and EMPIRE®. His teams have won over 70 local and international design awards across the power-tool, outdoor garden equipment and home appliances categories.

Prior to TTI Leon worked for Philips Design, Black & Decker and DEWALT® and has over 20 years of product development experience in major corporations designing for across consumer, trade and industrial segments.



Fernando de la Cal

Fernando de la Cal is the Export Sales Director of Roca Sanitaryware Limited. In the last 6 years he has been working in different places in Asia under Roca Group, and currently is responsible of Hong Kong, Taiwan and far eastern markets as well as the eMarketing & business development in Greater China.

Fernando has the background in international trade after an MBA at ICEX (Madrid) and major in Economics at Autonomous University of Madrid. He has also the working experience in the Spanish Commercial Offices network.