The international Roca design contest jumpthegap

The latest edition of the competition includes interesting new features, coinciding with the 100th anniversary of Roca in 2017

The seventh edition of the international Roca design contest jumpthegap has been launched at an official ceremony at the Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Hotel, within the framework of the 2016 Dubai Design Week, the largest design event that takes place in the Middle East. The official presentation of the design contest involved the participation of Xavier Torras, Isabel Roig and Anjali Srinivasan. All three of them have conveyed the importance of supporting young talents, following the leading example of Roca, showing a strong commitment to this competition.  The design contest is promoted with the collaboration of the Barcelona Design Centre (BCD), which proposes an international platform for young people and students of architecture and design from around the world, to contribute with their innovative proposals to the design of new bathroom environments.

This new edition of the contest embraces interesting novelties coinciding with the celebration of the 100th Anniversary of Roca in 2017, such as the presidency of the panel of judges, chaired by the renowned German architect Patrik Schumacher, director of Zaha Hadid Architects, also the new graphic image and presentation of the competition itself, or the increase in the prize award, which rises to 10.000€ in each of the categories (professional and student), as well as the incorporation of the special Sustainability Award promoted by the We Are Water Foundation, amounting to 6.000 euros. The period of registration for the contest will remain open through the official website www.jumpthegap.net until March 15, 2017.