Date: October 9 · 2021
October 9 · 2021
Roca One Day Design Challenge returns to Oman in 2021!
Due to the restrictions imposed by the current pandemic context, this year the contest will take place 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.
As in previous years, participants will be challenged to create innovative solutions for the bathroom space in just one day.
9:30 a.m. Briefing announcement through the official Instagram account @rocachallenge and through this web page.
3.00 p.m. Project submission starts through this web page*
5.00 p.m. Project submission deadline.
5.30 p.m. - 7.30 p.m. Jury deliberation
7.30 p.m. Winners announcement through the Instagram account @rocachallenge.
*Participants will need their user and password to upload their projects.
Mr. Fadi El Sibai
Designers and Architects LLC (D&A LLC) Oman.
Fadi Sibai established D&A in Beirut in 1997, before opening the flagship office in Oman in 2006. His creative vision, collaborative approach and multicultural awareness have contributed to the firm's success in the region. Fadi provides strong leadership to a loyal and dedicated team that delivers timely and creative architectural design solutions. He works closely with his clients from start to finish and encourages the D&A team to push the boundaries and to provide the best architecture and interior design solutions. Fadi is committed to delivering environmentally sustainable, efficient and safe environments that provide meaning and value to the community.
Fadi has a Master's Degree in Architecture from the Academie Libanaise des Beaux-Arts (ALBA) in Lebanon.
Zeny Liz B. Gutiérrez
With over 17 years of vast professional experience in Architecture, Interior Design, FF&E Design and Design Management, Zeny has successfully delivered various projects across different genres in the Philippines, Bahrain, UAE and Oman.
Zeny is the Head of Interior Design Department in Amjaad Engineering Consultancy, a reputable architecture and engineering consultancy in Muscat with international standards and world‐class quality. She leads and mentors the creative and technical team, with an immense contribution to the successful delivery of projects such as Movenpick Hotel Bousher, Courtyard by Marriott Hotel Nizwa, Intercity Hotel Nizwa, Nizwa Grand Mall and other prestigious projects across the region.
Zeny holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Architecture. She is a Registered & Licensed Architect of the Philippines, an International Associate of American Institute of Architects (AIA), a member of Oman Centre of Architects (OCA), and an active leader and member of United Architects of the Philippines (UAP) ‐ an Integrated and Accredited Professional Organization of Architects.
Zeny enjoys the challenge of providing innovative and visionary design solutions for each project. She delivers distinctive designs with utmost respect to client’s aspirations while catering the needs of end‐users. She believes that every design should have a soul that evokes emotions and creates unique end‐user experiences.
Arch. Mohammed Y. Assaf
Egyptian artist, he graduated as an architect in 2001.
Winner of many national and international competitions.
His projects focus on hotels, museums, malls and commercial & residential complexes.
He is a member of the AIA, the EAA and the Omani engineering society and has been awarded many prizes in Europe and the Gulf Area.
As a pioneer in modernist architecture he has been associated with developments of high-tech architecture.
Assaf has been recognised as a key figure of the Omani Modernism and sustainability.
"Architecture should serve to create places where people can live, work and enjoy themselves fully, freely and poetically."
Luc Siezenis, (MBA) Master’s Degree Field of Study Business Administration and Management, Maastricht University, The Netherlands. Born in 1968 with Dutch Nationality, married with 2 children, Country Manager for the Middle East Region, Roca Group representation office in Dubai, UAE.
He was the Export Sales Director at Laufen Bathrooms AG from June 2015-2020 in Laufen, Switzerland.
Former Vice President for Export, Sanitec (Keramag, Twyford, Sphinx, Pozzi Ginori) in Düsseldorf, Germany. From Sep 2004 – Dec 2007 he was the Supply Chain Director Koninklijke Sphinx BV, Maastricht, The Netherlands.