Product ideas for the COVID19 scenario
24 / 07 / 2020
The international design competition jumpthegap® gives credit to five innovative projects that facilitate the best hygiene and protection against contagion.
With the outbreak of COVID-19, Roca launched a special edition of its international design competition jumpthegap®.
On this occasion, in view of the situation caused by the expansion of coronavirus, the competition has widened its focus to include ideas that allow for perfect personal hygiene conditions in any environment and therefore contribute to prevent the spread of coronavirus and to disseminate the importance of keeping optimum personal hygiene under any circumstances.
The five selected projects in this special edition of jumpthegap® are:
The jury of the competition, made up of renowned professionals of the fields of architecture and design, has highlighted the effort made by all participants to integrate functionality and design, with feasible projects, mainly aimed at public spaces.
The quality of the submitted projects is even more valuable if we take into account the reduction of the submission time to only 15 days. 297 projects by 1,567 participants from 94 countries have been submitted this year.
The jury of this special edition of jumpthegap® has been made up of Carl Hensman, head of the Water, Sanitation & Hygiene Program of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (U.S.A.); Deborah Seward, director for Europe of the United Nations Information Centre (Belgium); Luciano Kruk, founder of Luciano Kruk Arquitectos (Argentina); Odile Hainaut and Claire Pijoulat, co-founders of WantedDesign (U.S.A.); Isabel Roig, executive director of theBCD – Barcelona Design Center (Spain); Xavier Torras, Roca Communication and Brand Manager (Spain); Jordi Corral, Roca Global Innovation Project Manager (Spain); and Ernest Hernandez, RocaDesign Manager (Spain).
More information aboout the contesta at jumpthegap.net