Data: 13 de março de 2021
13 de março de 2021
On Saturday 13 March, Roca One Day Design Challenge held its fifth edition in Portugal, this year with a special online format due to the current health situation. Over 300 participants were challenged to redesign the urinal so that it can be safely and hygienically used by any citizen regardless of age or gender.
After reviewing all entries, the jury decided to select Up&Down as the winner of Roca One Day Design Challenge 2021, awarding it the first prize and 2000€. The jury praised the project for ensuring hygiene and cleanliness, original and functional form and for being adaptable to each person. It was an idea of Sofia Vasco, who holds a degree in fine arts and studies at the Lisbon School of Design, and Beatriz Filipe, a student at Faculdade de Belas-Artes, Universidade de Lisboa.
The second prize, worth 1500€, was awarded to Wavy by João Barrulas and João Marques, both students at Universidade de Évora. The jury chose this project because of its design potential, for being original and adaptable whilst guaranteeing the quality of the pieces.
The project Peefree, created by Vitória Melo Alves (Faculdade de Arquitetura da Universidade de Lisboa) and Luís Coutinho (Instituto Superior Técnico) was awarded with the third prize (1000€). The jury highlighted its finish and versatile function, as well as its ergonomic, adaptable shape and its sustainable and innovative character.
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Nini Andrade Silva
Nini Andrade Silva was born in Funchal, Madeira Island, and holds a degree in Design from the Institute of Visual Arts, Design and Marketing (IADE), in Lisbon. She simultaneously pursued further academic and professional experience abroad, where she worked and studied in New York, London, Paris, South Africa and Denmark.
Considered one of the best interior designers in the world, the name Nini Andrade Silva is synonymous with outstanding work created by a multidisciplinary team of architects and designers.
The success she has achieved over the years is internationally recognised, with her work featuring in countless prestigious Portuguese and international publications such as The New York Times, Forbes, Financial Times, Condé Nast Traveller, Wallpaper, Sleeper, Harrords Magazine, etc. From among her most recent work, the most noteworthy are the Savoy Palace Hotel, Vila Foz Hotel & Spa, Palácio Sottomayor, The Beautique Hotel Figueira, B.O.G Hotel, The Vine Hotel and Fontana Park Hotel, designs for which has received several national and international awards.
Today, Nini is working on a number of projects all over the world, in particular in Brazil, Morocco, Japan, Dubai and Portugal.
Bárbara Gomes & Luís Melo
Bárbara Gomes, graduate in Design from the Faculty of Architecture, University of Lisbon, and winner of the first-place prize in Portugal 2020.
Luís Filipe Melo is attending a Master's in Architecture at the Faculty of Architecture, University of Lisbon and together with Barbara won the first-place prize in Portugal 2020.
Bruno Pereira was born in Lisbon on the 14th of January 1978. Bruno Pereira completed his architecture degree at the Universidade Lusíada, in Lisbon, in 2002. In 2000, he began his career at Saraiva + Associados as an apprentice, becoming part of the team as an architect in 2002. His architectural production is characterised by the programmatic and dimensional variety of his projects in the fields of architecture and urbanism. In 2008, he went on to coordinate numerous projects as team leader and, in 2011, he became an associate director of S+A.
Patrícia Santos Pedrosa
Patrícia Santos Pedrosa Architect, feminist, researcher, teacher, activist and mother (not necessarily in this order).
Guest Assistant Lecturer (University of Beira Interior). Researcher at the Interdisciplinary Centre for Gender Studies (ISCSP, University of Lisbon). Head researcher of the W@ARCH.PT - Architects in Portugal: construction of visibility project, 1942-1986 [PTDC/ART-DAQ/32388/2017].
Patricia is Founder and President of the Women in Architecture Association (Portugal). Master in History of Art (FCSH-UNL, 2008), PhD in Architectural Projects (ETSAB-UPC, Catalonia, 2010) and postgraduate in Feminist Studies (CES/FL, University of Coimbra, 2016).
She is the author of several published books, chapters and articles, and attends various conferences, congresses and international seminars.
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.