Date: October 23 · 2021
October 23 · 2021
Roca One Day Design Challenge returns to Spain in 2021!
Due to the current health crisis, this year the contest will exceptionally be held online.
To maintain the spirit and experience of the competition, different workspaces will be set up at the Galleries in Madrid and Barcelona for those participants who wish to spend the day with us.
Due to health reasons, the capacity of the Roca Barcelona Gallery and the Roca Madrid Gallery is limited to 100 people. If you wish to work in one of these spaces, book your place by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Roca Madrid Gallery
Calle de José Abascal, 57, 28003 Madrid
Roca Barcelona Gallery
Carrer de Joan Güell, 211, 213, 08028 Barcelona
9:30 a.m. Briefing announcement through the official Instagram account @rocachallenge, through this website and in person at the Galleries in Madrid and Barcelona.
4.00 p.m. Project submission starts through this website*.
6.00 p.m. Project submission deadline.
6.00 p.m. Jury deliberation.
9.00 p.m. Winners announcement through the Instagram account @rocachallenge.
*Participants will need their user and password to upload their projects.
Iván Cotado, INteriorista EStratégico® (Strategic Interior Designer), Designer of Corporate Interiors. He works as a professor, lecturer and blogger occasionally. He has been recently awarded at the Hostelco Awards 2018 for the best hotel interior design project and at the German Design Award 2020 in the Excellent Architecture category. He is the head of the Iván Cotado Diseño de Interiores firm since 2005.
“We design interiors. We create businesses”
Iván Cotado Diseño de Interiores is the first Spanish firm that focuses on INteriorismo EStratégico® (Strategic Interior Design) as a source of entrepreneurial wealth. The firm has designed the experiential showroom of CUPA, a world leader in natural slate, the clinic of Dr. Gómez Bravo, an internationally renowned plastic surgeon, and the new Árbore da Veira, the hotel complex of Michelin-starred chef Luís Veira, among others.
Their work has been recognized on several occasions. In 2018 they were shortlisted at the Restaurant & Bar Design Awards, a year in which they were also awarded the Hostelco Award 2018 for the best interior design project in catering for Koh Lanta, a project for which they have just received a prestigious German Design Award in 2020, which places it among the 130 best interior architecture projects in the world according to the German Design Council.
Their motto is "We Design interiors. We create businesses", and by merging interior design and marketing they have specialized in the design of strategically profitable corporate spaces, and advocate a global interior design focused on creating viable, functional, unique and fully customized businesses.
Creators of the INteriorismo EStratégico® concept, they understand interior design as an essential part of business marketing, as one tool that must contribute homogeneously to the objective positioning of the brand. They foster that, for better or worse, interior design represents the leading role in the customer experience, and therefore has a direct influence on the bottom line of any business
FOUNDER & CREATIVE DIRECTOR - PATRICIA BUSTOS STUDIO
Enterprising, passionate and creative, Patricia has had a vocation for design since she can remember. She combines an analytical and entrepreneurial profile with creative skills for fashion design, art and decoration.
A painter and furniture designer by vocation, she considers herself an artist and interior designer. With a degree in Business from CUNEF and a Master’s degree in Fashion Design from Saint Martins College of Arts, Patricia has developed her aesthetic and creative sensibility through her different projects.
Enchanted by beauty, she believes that the environment has a direct impact on our mood and a beautiful environment will help us to be happy. She faces every project from a different perspective to be able to innovate and make each space unique and personal. Her aesthetic references come from her past in fashion (she worked for Inditex) to create from abstract concepts. Her clients look for singularity in her, they want their house to be unique, and everything is designed within her firm, from shelves to faucets.
Her interiors are deep reflections on a concept that is on her mind at the time. “Each project leads me to better understand the world and myself,” she acknowledges. She loves to create, imagine and dream new and different things, she is obsessed with that… newness and beauty are the two essential pillars to design a space.
Jose F López-Aguilar
Jose F López-Aguilar is a designer who is passionate about ecology, materials and the narrative. He studied Industrial Design Engineering at Elisava (2003-2006) and got a Master’s Degree in Environmental Sciences from UAB (2008-2010). He is currently working on his doctoral thesis on Materials Science at UPC, in collaboration with Elisava Research and UPC.
He is the founder, research and design director of OiKo Design Office, a consulting firm specializing in conceptualization and the development of solutions that foster a transition towards a circular economy and common good. He has received the German Design Award ’20, the Stylepark Award'19, the Red Dot Award '18, the Green Product Award '18, and was shortlisted for the Delta Awards '20 and '18. He was also awarded at the Ibero-American Design Biennial '18 for projects that focus on matter, either in the form of waste or material.
He combines his work as consultant and designer with his work as professor at Elisava and head of the "Cuaderno eco" section of RBA’s Arquitectura y Diseño magazine since 2014. Moreover, he is also co-author of the book "Mater in progress, nuevos materiales, nueva industria" (2008 / ed FAD) and of a chapter of the book "Selección de materiales en el proceso de diseño" by Javier Peña (2009 / ed CGP).
Mexican by birth and Spanish by adoption, with education as an architect and interior designer by conviction.
Jean Porsche started his career in 2010, founded his studio XSCHE Arquitectura e Interiorismo in 2012 and opened his showroom The Interiorlist* in 2014.
His very special understanding of luxury, style and the combination of architecture, interior design, colors, geometries and other unique elements of design have allowed him to carry out special and very unique projects for luxury homes in Spain, England, France and Mexico.
He has specialized in signature restaurants with Michelin stars, such as Coque and Maison Lú in Madrid, Lú Cocina and Alma in Jerez de la Frontera.
He is currently working on residential projects in Madrid, Ibiza and Bath, a mansion in Menorca, a restaurant in Madrid and a private club.
The AD magazine has included him in AD100, the list of the 100 best interior designers in Spain in 2020 and 2021.
Born in Barcelona, Jordi is a qualified engineer graduated at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia who joined the Roca Design Center in 1998, after seven years of experience as a development engineer in the automotive industry.
On top of his duties in the Design Center, he helped set up the Roca Innovation Lab back in 2007 and nowadays he holds the position of Head of Global Innovation at Roca.