Date: October 2 · 2021
October 2 · 2021
Roca One Day Design Challenge returned to Malaysia in 2021.
Due to the restrictions imposed by the current pandemic context, this year the contest was held in an online format.
In this way Roca continues to fulfill the goal of promoting creativity and young talents, giving visibility to young architects and designers in the early stages of their careers.
Participants were asked to reinvent the washbasin area for a public restroom, adding value to the standard product offerings available today.
The winner of the first prize was Aishah Karmila Anwar with her project "Dance Basin", chosen because of its organic shape, its functionality and its conservation of water
The second prize was for the project "Multibasiin", designed by Lim Chen Hee . The jury considered that the project stood out due to its well design, adaptability to all users in public restrooms, and aligment to the briefing.
Finally, the project "Bottela", created by Tan Ling Rong, was awarded with the third prize due its innovation, its portability, its way of saving water and the good presentation
Ar Adrianta Aziz
Ar. Adrianta Aziz is an Architect and Educator, a partner of AR RAD Architects and ARN Consulting and Training, which is the first architectural training company in Malaysia. He graduated from UiTM in 1997 and from Oxford Brookes, UK in Architecture and Urban Design in 1999. Upon returning from the UK in 2000, he developed different types of projects in Malaysia and currently he is involved in several place making projects for various local authorities in Malaysia.
He is a Certified Trainer and has developed a learning platform programme named BeAr, LAP, ReLAP and PPW, sharing professionalism with young architects for the last 10 years. He has helped more than 400 registered young Architects in Malaysia. He has conducted many seminars and programmes related to building industry and professionalism.
He is the PAM Malaysia Committee chairman for Education for the year 2021-2022 and Deputy Chairman of ACAE - ARCASIA Committee Architecture Education.
Ar.Adrianta Aziz actively gives public talks in various events for organizations such as Developers, Universities, Schools and other public functions and has delivered his talks in India, Japan, Philippines, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, USA, Thailand, Indonesia and Brunei under ACAE platform.
He also has his own TV programme in Malaysia named “Project Urban” to educate the public regarding the importance of place making.
He will definitely be continuing his process of discovery, inspiration, inventions and innovation to society.
Ar. Aimee Roslan
Ar. Aimee Roslan is an architect, model and fashion designer, the Principal Consultant of Aimee Roslan Atelier and Project Development Manager at Asas Reka Arkitek Sdn. Bhd. She is currently a PAM Council Member, Co-chair of the Membership, Youth & Events (MYE) Committee and Co-chair of Promotion of Profession Committee at PAM.
She was raised and spent years living abroad in Japan, South Korea and the United Kingdom. Ar. Aimee has been invited to speak at international forums and conferences, including the Union of International Architects (UIA), World Architects Congress, Architects Regional Council Asia (ARCASIA) Forum, and Kuala Lumpur Architecture Festival (KLAF). Her scientific invention, AR Index: Forecasting Building Design Resilience via Architectural Parameters & RS Chart has made her a medalist at the 28th International Invention & Innovation Exhibition (ITEX) in 2017.
She is also an industrial panel for architectural programmes at higher education institutions such as UM, USM, UMK, UiTM, UIA, UTM, USCI University, Politeknik Port Dickson, Taylor's University, City University & Infrastructure University Kuala Lumpur (IUKL).
Ar. Ng Chee Hin
B. EnvDes (UTAS - 2001). B. Arch (UTAS - 2003)
Ng Chee Hin is a professional architect and a co-founder of MaDE architect. With over 16 years of experience in the building industry since he graduated from the University of Tasmania, School of Architecture in 2003. A member of the Board of Architect Malaysia (LAM) and a corporate member of the Institute of Architect Malaysia (PAM). He was elected as an Ordinary Council Member of PAM for Term 2021-2022. Currently, he is a co-chairman of the Education Committee, a committee member of Alternative Dispute Resolution, Award & Competitions and Heritage and Conservation of PAM.
His architectural career began in a firm in Kuala Lumpur in 2004, being involved in various projects ranging from small scale to mixed development in the private sector. He has completed a few small-scale and high-rise projects with his previous firm before he established his own architectural firm with his partner in 2016.
Ar. Dr. RatnaKala Sithravel
PhD in Architectural Studies (UPM), B.Arch (Hons) (UTM),APAM
Ar. Dr. RatnaKala Sithravel is an architect attached to the Architectural Network and an independent researcher and educator. She is passionate about Therapeutic Design, Healthy Buildings and Lighting for Wellbeing (even in our most private of spaces -Bathrooms).
Her multidisciplinary research works, which integrated architectural and medical teams, developed an alternative architectural lighting design solution for human wellbeing in the tropics. Her discoveries are published in top-ranked international journals. She actively shares her subject expertise as Guest Speaker with several organizations and is one of the Panel Speakers for the GreenRE Accredited Professional’s Course. She also voluntarily participates in a number of NGO and Malaysian Institute of Architects (PAM) community events to contribute to society and the profession. In addition, she did part-time lecturing at the Universiti Malaya, where she tutored Year 1 Master of Architecture (M.Arch LAM -RIBA Part II) students enrolled in the Advanced Architectural Design Studio. Ar. Dr. RatnaKala believes innovation in design derives from simple, practical solutions that positively addresses complex, challenging issues - Less is more.
Jordi Batlló is the Managing Director of Roca Malaysia and Singapore and is based in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia. He began his career with Roca Sanitario – Barcelona in 1997 as an Investment Analyst and later progressed to become Managing Director at Roca Polska in Poland. He held multiple senior positions within Roca Group of companies.
He has more than 23 years of experience in corporate finance and business operations roles, providing leadership and expertise in profit and loss management, mergers and acquisitions and commercial strategy.
Jordi holds an Executive Master’s in Operations and Innovation (EMOI) and received his Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) from the Esade Business School, Barcelona and a Bachelor’s degree in Economic Sciences and Business Administration from The Autonomous University of Barcelona.