Date: April 2 · 2022

April 2 · 2022


On 2nd April, Roca One Day Design Challenge held its 6th edition in Portugal, this year with a special online format due to the current health situation. Over 400 participants were challenged to come up with innovative ideas for the bathroom space following a brief given at the start of the day.  

They were asked to design elements for installing in the bathroom of a shared apartment, adding features or functionalities that make life easier for its users.

After reviewing all entries, the jury decided to select Olaris as the winner of the contest. The jury chose the project because of the maxim "less is more" is well applied to this washbasin, that allows multiple users in a very democratic way. Its design captivated the jury in an unanimous way. The project was an idea of Rosana Sousa and Sofia Vieira.

The second prize was awarded to Hide n'share by Mariana Amaral and Marta Prata, students at Faculty of Architecture of the University of Lisbon. The jury praised the project for its concept articulated with the space, the versatility of the solution, material innovation (bamboo/sustainable natural material), good communication of the proposal and the good relationship between form and function.

The project Levita, created by João Martins (industrial designer at Flama) and David Taipina (currently working at De La Espada) was awarded with the third prize. The jury highlighted the good communication of the project. For them, the function was clearly identifiable, original and a good bet on the market. Good design combined with health in terms of hygiene. 

Awarded projects


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Rui Barreiros Duarte

Rui Barreiros Duarte was born in Portugal in 1948. Full Professor (Retired) of Architecture and Urbanism, FA-ULisboa, and Honorable Member of APCor. Rui Barreiros Duarte was Director of the Monthly Magazine "Arquitetura e Vida" (2002-2005).

A Managing Partner of RBD.APP Architects (1983-...) he was a Consultant for the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, Illinois, USA (2007-2010).

Some of his most outstanding works are the Rehabilitation of the Belém Tower, and the creation of the lake (17th European Exhibition of Art, Science, and Culture). He has co-designed large public buildings with Ana Paula Pinheiro, including the Museum of the Presidency of the Republic of Portugal, and the Faculty of Law of Universidade de Lisboa.

RBD has received 43 prize (s) and honors. He has 18 written books, the latter being "Architecture and Extreme Contexts".




Margarida Caldeira

Margarida is an inspirational architect and designer who has played a major role in transforming Broadway Malyan into a leading international practice over the past two decades.

Along with the current group chairman Stuart Rough, Margarida launched the practice’s first overseas studio in Lisbon in 1996, which has evolved into a significant multi-disciplinary design hub with a team of more than 50.

In 2010 Margarida opened a new studio in São Paulo and she now splits her time between Portugal and Brazil in order to lead teams in both regions.

Highly experienced in a range of sectors, including masterplanning, resorts, sustainability, and regeneration, Margarida is currently Broadway Malyan’s global lead on hospitality, where she has overseen the development of a world-class portfolio of projects for some of the world’s biggest hotel operators and investment funds.

Margarida is a Broadway Malyan Holdings Ltd Board Director and sits on the Executive Committee as Chair of the EMEA Board. She also plays a pivotal role as a Director on the board for the Americas region.

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Sofia Vasco & Beatriz Filipe

She was born in Portalegre in 1997, a small place that always made her feel a greater need for innovation. 

Sofia holds a degree in Equipment Design from Faculdade de Belas-Artes da Universidade de Lisboa (2018), and she took a course in Furniture Design at Lisbon School of Design (2021).

She was awarded the 1st Prize in the Roca One Day Design Challenge in 2021 together with Beatriz Filipe.

Currently, she divides her week between two furniture design ateliers in Lisbon.

Beatriz Filipe was born in Aveiro, Portugal, in 1997. From 2015 to 2018, she studied Product Design at the School of Fine Arts in Lisbon and did a semester abroad in France. In the first half of 2019, she interned at a design studio in Tokyo, Japan.

After being back in Portugal, she did a Post-Graduate Course in Product and Service Design Innovation. She has recently started working at a Design Atelier in Lisbon. 



Maria Vilhena

Maria Vilhena graduated in Design from IADE-DESIGN SUPERIOR SCHOOL OF LISBON in 2009. With a professional experience that allowed her to explore various areas, Maria understood her passion for interior and exterior design and started a crescent career in 2014, which allowed her to create her brand: MARIA VILHENA INTERIOR DESIGN.

Exigent, persistent, and passionate about her work, she never says no to any new challenge, embarking on entirely different projects, creating unique living and professional ambiances.

Along this way, and under her brand, Maria Vilhena was a silver winner of the Muse Design Awards in 2020.



Jorge Vieira

Jorge Vieira is the Managing Director of Roca, S.A. since 2009, where he also worked in Sales & Marketing, from 1991 to 2006, having also held the position of Managing Director at Roca Argentina, S.A., from 2006 to 2009.