Nowadays there is much talk about the invasion of plastic and the need to reduce the use of this material. And this evidence cannot be denied. But we also need to take into account that if plastic – typically high-molecular-weight organic polymers – is rigorously and responsibly used and if its properties are well known, it can become a good partner
Our time in confinement is the perfect opportunity to do all those things that are long due… like updating our portfolio. So, it’s time to roll up your sleeves and get started with creating an awesome presentation of your work.
COVID-19 is greatly affecting our lives. Virtually all countries have implemented confinement measures, which force us to stay at home and only allow us to go outside for exceptional reasons. In view of this situation, we all look for ways to spend all those hours indoors.
A profound education is essential to face your professional future and with the Roca One Day Design Challenge we wish to support that formation by contributing to the practical understanding of students and young professionals. It is for that purpose that Ahmad Alkattan, winner of the Master Design Challenge, received a summer course at the prestigious Domaine de Boisbuchet as part of his prize.
Just when the new editions are about to begin, we have decided to talk to Josep Congost, Roca Design & Innovation Director and jury of the Roca One Day Design Challenge in seven occasions, so that he can explain to us how to design, prepare and present the proposals during the competition. Therefore, future contestants, pay attention to the following interview.
We have a reason to celebrate! The If Design Awards have awarded us a prize in the Communication discipline in the Corporate Identity/ Branding category. This is an important recognition for us because it rewards the effort we make to hold the competition.
It was not an easy task to choose the best project out of the thirteen presented by the participatants at the final, all of them being winners of their respective editions. But it was finally Ahmad Alkattan, from Heriott-Watt University in Dubai, Arab Emirates, who won the prize, which included 3,000 euros in prize money, a workshop at Domaine Boisbuchet, a BenQ monitor and a Wacom Tablet.
The winners of the first prize of the thirteen editions of the Roca One Day Design Challenge held in 2019 have been invited to a very special event: a grand final in Barcelona. Roca has brought them together in this city, birthplace of the competition eight years ago, to participate in a full, varied and demanding program, linked to innovation, design and the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
2020 marks the beginning of a new decade, a period of time that will be mainly defined by the concern for the environment, the pollution of the atmosphere and the waste on land and at sea, by the empowerment of women, by the post-digital revolution…
Clearly design cannot be left aside of all these issues.
The year ends and it is time to take stock of what has happened in the last twelve months, of remembering the memorable things and discarding any bad memories; and it is also the occasion to think of our good resolutions for the year that is about to begin.